Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by zdk9:
3.75/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- Crystal clear liquid the color of light yellow gold. I was expecting some bursting head but not really getting any. And not much in the lacing department- here it meets my expectations.
S- Smells like gingerbread cookie dough. Much darker, richer, and spicier than I expected. I'm not sure there's much else to say, but that's not really a bad thing.
T- The taste is lighter. The ginger is still very present, but the evervescence of the beer sweeps the spiciness off quickly. Taste is more malty with lots of whole wheat bread. Some hops in the back, but mostly just the bitter memory of them.
M- Kinda clean, although the ginger flavor does stick with you. Very nice carbonation- it doesn't match the smell so much as the flavor and overall feel of the beer.
O- I'm a big ginger ale lover and this would make a great sessionably alcoholic alternative to that. Kudos.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2011 23:40:49 | More by zdk9
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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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