Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.31/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
From the bottle to the glass, a rich head for a light ale. Pale amber is a generic, but decently accurate, descriptor for the color. A, for clarity. C-, for head retention.
An obvious dose of spicy ginger, but the blow is softened by a treacle-sweet maltiness that shores up in the nose. Good Juju's additive never really reaches anything close to a saturated level, which deserves recognition for not compromising the aromas of true pale malts and a kiss of floral hops.
While I really liked the direction this beer was going after the initial whiffs, the flavor is a little more averaged. It's not as sweet as intended, I think, with a twirl of ginger flavor that lacks a good spiciness. There's nothing sinus-clearing here, at all. The pale ale behind it tastes like a super light pale ale without much more complexity than a streak of treacle and peachy/pomme fruitiness. Still, it's rather dry, which makes ratings for drinkability soar. Approachable, light, but not sturdy enough. Really dependent on the ginger, which is toned down, as it is. I can't say much about the mouthfeel, other than, that it's really light in body and swallows like seltzer water that has sat out for half-an-hour. It's missing that spark, and I'm glad it's not swallowed up in a syrupy body; none of that here. The carbonation is decent, in comparison to the body, but really is just a light gas fizzle.
In all honesty, I don't get it. It seems like an amateur offering, one that could use some tweaking before hitting the bottling line. If you like light ales that border on 'watery', but have nuances of spiciness and one-note of ginger, then I guess you should get yourself some o'that Good Juju.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 00:32:24 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
My first beer with ginger I bought it at superior liquor store in luisville, CO.
Nice to know that they use an organic ginger for this brew.
I pored this beer in a plastic glass at my hotel room it looked light copper, with 2 F head with some scattered laces.
The aroma is sweet and grainy and a faded ginger smell.
Very astringent and but you can feel its malty backbone all the way to the end wish is really great for a beer they call light.
Very good brew
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 04:14:27 | More by jcbogantes
Good Juju (Ginger Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 929 ratings.