Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by tito42:
3.7/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bottle into a tulip. Bottled on 3/15/2011 stamped on bottle. Pretty cool label.
A: Rich golden/amber with nice carbonation and a thin white head that dissipates quickly. I didn't get much lacing to speak of.
S: Not as aromatic as I expected. A little sweet ginger and malt in the nose, but it's faint. Became more fragrant as the beer warmed.
T: Flavor department has more going than the aroma. A lot of toasted malt up front with sweet and herbal ginger taking over. Ginger can overpower a dish if you use it liberally, but it's balanced very well in this beer. Some wheat in the middle and a very slight hops finish. Very good for this genre.
M: Very smooth, medium-light bodied. Malt creaminess up front and only a tad watery at the finish. Could use a bit more of a bite at the back end, but still pleasant.
O: A very good spiced beer in my opinion. This genre is open to quite a bit of interpretation. I am a fan of ginger in general, but know too well how it can often be too much. Juju pulls off ginger in beer very nicely.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2011 03:13:55 | More by tito42
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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
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