Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From a 355 ml bottle into a pint glass.
A-The brew is light golden in color and clear. There is not much in the way of head and only a few bubbles of carbonation floating up. Not ugly, but nothing special, either.
S-Credit is due for the honest flavor of the ginger: it really smells like crystalized ginger, not some candy/synthetic ginger imitation. Unfortunately, there is not much else happening. The pale, lightly doughy malts do not do much and there is very little complexity.
T-The taste is like the smell in that I get a honest-to-goodness ginger flavor, but not much of a beer behind it. There is a bit of hoppy bitterness on the mid-palate, but the hops sort of compete with the ginger flavor and very little malt backbone.
M-The feel is light, pretty crisp, and readily drinkable with a few prickles of chunky carbonation. For the style of this beer the feel is actually pretty good.
O-There is not much going with this brew once you move past the ginger flavor. I understand that this is a warm-weather session-type beer, but the ginger is a bit cloying for all-day drinking and, regardless of the summertime intentions, I would like to see a bit more beer/malt backbone to support the surprisingly real ginger flavor here. Save this brew for the hottest dog days of summertime.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2013 02:33:52 | More by spoony
4.24/5 rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A - Orange pour with good clarity. No lacing of note. Foam retention is minimal. Some carbonation.
S - The smell of ginger dominates this beer. There is some scent of light grains but this is a ginger lover's dream.
T - Fresh taste of ginger gives this brew a one note flavor, but one that is done so well that it is a standout. Very refreshing flavor. The ginger root stays on your palate and gives a spicy and sweet taste throughout.
M - Awesome beer for the summer, and easily one that could attract a non craft drinker. If the carbonation were higher I might think they just poured me a Seagram's Ginger Ale. Light tasting beer.
O - People will either love or hate this based on their preference for the spice. I thought this was a really interesting beer that does one thing, and does it very well.
Serving type: on-tap
06-04-2013 18:26:54 | More by socon67
3.68/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 9/7/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, ginger, honey, bread, floral, grass, light clove, light caramel, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of ginger, hop, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, ginger, honey, bread, floral, grass, light caramel, light clove, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon zest, ginger, honey, bread, floral, light clove, and light caramel on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of malt, ginger, and light hop flavors; with a fair amount of flavor robustness, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish as expected. Overall this is a nice spiced session beer. Good balance of malt, ginger, and hop flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2013 04:20:33 | More by superspak
3.99/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This may be light. This may be low in alcohol. This may be simple and just citrusy. But it surely is refreshing and tasty. This could be a great summertime session beer, much better than your run-of-the-mill lawnmower beer. Very fine flavors and superb drinkability. Great with food. I enjoyed this. Give it a try.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2013 23:24:36 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Good Juju (Ginger Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
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