Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by eclaycamp:
3.5/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I’ve thought about picking up a six pack of Good Juju when I saw it, but rather than going “all in” with the purchase of a six pack I instead decided to pick this one up as part of a mix six. I’m digging the label, but there’s not much else to go on. Looks like it was bottled on 3/30, so this beer should be relatively fresh. I love the concept of this as a ginger ale – so let’s see if the beer measures up. Pours a deep gold with a very sturdy head. Lots of carbonation in the beer helps support the frothy head. Smell is a little bit muted (that could be me – I’m always stuffed up, especially when travelling, as I am tonight). Taste has that ginger zing you’re looking for – the bottle says refreshing and that’s probably accurate. My palate is a bit beat up so it’s tough for me to pick out the nuances of what this beer has to offer. Malt sweetness starts things off, giving way to the ginger. As carbonation scrubs that away, hop character comes through in the finish. When I first started drinking this beer I wasn’t sure what type of style it fell into, which is fine, but if you’re looking for a classification I’d say it’s somewhere in the Pale Ale category. Mouthfeel is light without ever being watery, and the beer finishes somewhere between sweet and dry. The ginger helps keep things light and leaves you wanting to drink more. This is a beer that you could easily drink several of, especially on a warm summer night. Pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 02:48:36 | More by eclaycamp
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3.76/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler glass.
Appearance: Pours a light copper color with a minimal head that dissipates incredibly quick and leaves no lacing. (Maybe that's just a bad pour on my part?)
Smell: Very up front ginger aroma, but I also get hints of pumpkin and honey with some herbal hop aroma as well.
Taste: This beer goes through three stages. The initial gulp is very heavy on the ginger and quickly gets followed up by sweet, bready malt flavors. After swallowing is when the herbal, grassy hops show themselves on the sides of the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and light without being too thin or watery. Not too much carbonation, but it is a bit fizzier than I typically like.
Overall: Quite an enjoyable beer. It definitely deserves the right food pairing to go with it, though. I'm thinking I'll have a few with my next trip to my favorite Thai restaurant. With that being said, I can't see it being a staple in my refrigerator for the season. It will, however, be an interesting diversion from the same session ales I normally take to get togethers.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2013 02:29:10 | More by jawlessbody
Good Juju (Ginger Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 756 ratings.