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Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Good Juju (Ginger Ale)Good Juju (Ginger Ale)

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411 Reviews
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Reviews: 411
Hads: 1,218
Avg: 3.41
pDev: 28.74%
Wants: 41
Gots: 192 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-27-2001

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Reviews: 411 | Hads: 1,218
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours nearly the same color as a Vernors Ginger Ale with a 1” cream colored foam cap that quickly dissipates. Big ginger nose and it is also prominent on the palate and brings a little ginger heat. Light malt flavors provide support. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of E-McFarden
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear coppery color with minimal head and lacing. Ginger is strong in the smell with subtle aroma hops peaking through. Ginger is almost non existing in the taste at first but picks up as you drink. Buiscuty flavors really dominate the taste department. Carbonation is high and the brew finishes dry. Not bad but I'd like to have a little stronger bittering hop presence, I think it would pair well with the ginger.

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Photo of fourstringer
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Smith pint glass. Moderately assertive hand. Best by 08/26/15.

A: Pale copper body with good clarity. 1 finger of clean, white head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: Wow, there is some ginger here. Slightly floral. Faint bread, cracker in the background. Black pepper. Lemon, citrus. I'll admit I was initially a bit off-put, but this one grows on you a bit.

T: A hint of hops before the ginger comes crashing in. An anemic malt presence briefly arises before the hops return for a bit of bitterness and a mostly dry finish. Lingering ginger on the palate. No alcohol of note.

M: Moderate carbonation with a distinctly light body. Could use a bit more substance, maybe?

O: Odd, but still comes off fairly quaffable. The ginger is resoundingly present, somewhat to the exclusion of everything else. By the end I appreciated it for what it is, but this is rather un-beer like.


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Photo of MadCat
4.16/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Nice clear golden yellow with a short white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Very much ginger, light crisp malts

Taste: Ginger up front, light crisp malts, slightly bready finish

Feel: Light body, good carbonation

Overall: A good refreshing brew, nice alcoholic ginger ale. Not something I would have thought of getting, but it is good

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Photo of delta490
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber with a short-lived white head. A smear hangs on. The aroma is big ginger. The taste is big ginger. The feel has the ginger tingle (in addition to being a little thin). This is a ginger beer. If you like ginger, you'll probably like at least one. If not, don't get it.

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Photo of Sonofcur
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tend to like ginger beers, this one is completely different. Most are very sweet, this one is no wear near sweet, but still has a good ginger profile. I can see this being a great summer beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild ginger, damn near odorless. Taste is ginger, a bit of malts, kind of on the light side. Feels light in the mouth and overall a refreshing beer, but not one I would need to buy again.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can taste the ginger, but mixing it what is essentially a lager with a bitter after taste was not a good call. Good attributes, but something should be sweeter in the beer in my opinion.

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Photo of predikit
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bronze, leaves almost no head and what little it did disappeared immediately. No lacing except for a few islands.

Smell is definitely ginger-esque, and very appealing.

The taste is well balanced ginger hints alongside biscuity malt character. Almost no bitterness to be had. Taste stays the same from start to end. Not dry, but I wouldn't call it sweet either.

Light bodied, a little watery, but refreshing indeed. With it's low ABV, an easy beer to enjoy just to enjoy without worrying about over consuming alcohol.

I could see myself buying this again.

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Photo of TequilaTom
4.29/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quite a surprise! I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Not too powerful on the ginger, nicely balanced. Faint smell of ginger and spice. Light and refreshing on the palate. Clean aftertaste. Bought this on a whim as a mixed 6er, wouldn't mind trying again, maybe while floating in the pool on a hot summers eve!

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Photo of justingreenwood
4.69/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer is fantastic. I admit, I love ginger in pretty much everything, but among the many ginger beers I've tried, this is probably my favorite so far. It's not too sweet and has a great balanced flavor. Because it's not too overwhelming, I could probably pound an entire six pack in one sitting.

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Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Your really have to enjoy ginger to like this beer. It is upfront and in your face, i am not a fan. Other than the ginger, there really isn't much else going on.

Will not buy or drink again.

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Photo of upton7418
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L- dark yellow/dark straw like color that starts with a small white head. The head dissipates quickly leaving little to no lacing.

S- strong ginger smell followed by a light hops. very clean smell

T- light malt taste followed by strong ginger flavor.

M- medium to high carbonation but it is very thin on in body

O- I bought this as something different and really wanted to like this. It has a very clean taste but leaves much to be desired. I was expecting a well rounded beer but this just tastes an attempt to create something different for the sake of being different. Though it has a strong ginger taste as you drink more it feels unbalanced and unrefined. The body feels too thin without much complexity. If your expecting ginger you get it. I don't really think I would try this again unless it was free.

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Photo of jtwhicker
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

JuJu is a seasonal beer that I usually look forward to but now it seems lack luster. It's missing the spices that one would expect out of a good ginger beer, maybe a little watered too. It's still a low abv beer that I don't mind saving for warmer days in the springtime, though. Prob not $11 a 6 pack worthy either if i may say so.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this in a mix-a-six from Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown, enjoye chilled in a goblet shared with octopus89

The color is very hazed golden with thick white cap and fine bead with quick dropping head with no lace to speak of with visible carbonation. The smell is very pungent with tropical spice specifically a lot of fresh ginger and light fruit accent with a mild citrus zest note. The feel is moderately spiced with mild sweetness and medium carbonation with semi-dry finish no alcohol detectable in the feel.

The taste is very good I expected ginger but this is really tasty with fresh spice and citrus with subtle malt sweetness to back it up and the mild lemon element with ginger continuing in a mild way throughout with clean yeast and light toasted flavor in the malt. Overall I really enjoyed the tropical quality and refreshing taste in this sessionable ale -recommended if you enjoy a summer-refresher type of ginger beer, I would drink this frequently

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Photo of SamN
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A bold honey gold liquid with a lovely, lacey foam topping with excellent sticky lacing as it dissapates. Ginger in the nose, very sweet and fruity and spicy. Taste is pretty good, lots of upfront ginger but never with that vinegar-kick most people associate with sushi ginger. This is the essence of ginger, not overpowring. Low hops, quite paletteable.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev +10%

This is an unusual flavor, and it goes great with Asian food because of the ginger. If you're in the mood for something different, look to this one. Very light on the alcohol, but still very flavorful, and not what you're used to drinking.

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Photo of Act25
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%

Give this some time. It needs to warm even tho intended as a "refreshing frivolity".

I'm not fan of veg/fruit beers, or spice beers, but this one doesnt fail due to the ginger, in fact, it needs more ginger.
A: Dusky golden yellow with not much head, that falls fast and laces little. Sparkling and thin like a ginger beer/ale. 3.3

S: Too subtle but good. Lemon peel and ginger over a light pale base. Appetizing. Good appetizer beer. First of evening. 3.5
T: The body is too thin, lacks malt body, too far in the watery direction of summer quaffy, tastes watery. Otherwise I have no other issue with profile. 3.3

The ginger isn't strong enough.
MF: Too thin & watery 3

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Photo of seedyone
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

5/27/15 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Surprising little aroma for so much flavor. The ginger gives slight burn that accentuates the spicy food I've had. The texture is very good & I still find it to be a refreshing palate cleansing drink. Great to bust up a pedantic session.

10/12/11 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Great Crisp taste. Very subtle ginger. Right up my alley.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Nice, light and effervescent. You definitely taste the ginger, but it's not overwhelming. There's a bit of bitterness, but a pleasant bit of citrus too.

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Photo of jcbogantes
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
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

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Photo of brureview
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a golden copper color in a Stone imperial pint glass with a 1 F head.

Aroma: mild ginger.

Mouth feel: well carbonated.

Taste: this beer is all about ginger. I drink ginger tea daily, so I like the taste in the beer: it's ginger forward. I must admit that it grows on me after a while.

Good bitterness in the finish.

Overall: very interesting and not everyone's beer. If you like spice beer, or any food/beverage with ginger be sure to check this out.

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Photo of Rootscipio
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

About a finger of head with a medium golden liquid, head and lacing disipate quickly.
GInger very upfront in the aroma .
This flavor profile is just not for me the ginger is very strong and upfront, I usaly like left hand stuff, oh well glad it was just a single.

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Photo of Moose90
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into 16oz balloon

A – Bright translucent copper. Head is off white and fades quickly, lacing left behind is minimal.

S – Light crystal and carmel notes dominate. There is a little bite from the ginger here trying to come through.

T – Light and malty, ginger does come on quite strong here, though its not a fresh, bright, crisp ginger, almost medicinal.

M – Light in body, carbonation level is a bit high, but overall refreshing and easy to drink.

O – There is a good balance here, interesting brew, but nothing monumental. Not bad.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.27/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BBD 9/22/14. Clear amber pour that has just a touch of garnet with an acceptable head. Lacing and retention are typical for the style and fade away after a few minutes. The magnificent nose is of ginger over a biscuit background sweetness. Light medium body that is nice and smooth in texture. Above average carbonation with a strong burst of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is quite nice and focuses on ginger. It delivers the ginger at just the right level and balances it against a toasty slight biscuit sweetness. It finishes with a crisp effervescent burst of ginger and hop flavor over biscuit. An outstanding clean crisp use of ginger.

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Good Juju (Ginger Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.