Good Juju (Ginger Ale) - Left Hand Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 974 | Reviews: 368 | Display Reviews Only:
3.5/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, oddly the freshness date is blank on this one. This pours a fizzy short lived white head, this color is an almost golden color. The smells are of ginger, a little sweetness, no real hop presence. The feel is medium to light. The taste is okay, a nice amount of ginger, a little bitterness from the ginger, okay not bad.
06-25-2012 05:30:41 | More by DavidST
3.35/5 rDev -0.9%
A - Color is a very light amber brown, clear with a 1/4 inch of head that quickly reduces to a mild lace ring.
S - Smells of mild ginger, touch of honey, and some lager yeast.
T - Well it's kind of like a real ginger ale, with less sugar and some hops. It is a step above your typical lager base and even if the ginger is quite mild it works well. Surprisingly refreshing.
M - Light bodied and carbonation was good.
Overall its not really distributed around here (like every left hand brew) but it wasn't as bad as I thought. Worth trying if you like ginger ale.
06-22-2012 16:17:53 | More by DrDemento456
3.05/5 rDev -9.8%
P: Light Golden copper color with loads of carbonation flying to the top. No head but delicate and airy lacing on sides.
S: Sweet dry malts, gingersnap cookies, tangerines, sour dough, sea salt, toasted sesame seeds, and timid spiced hops.
T/M: Ginger and herbs backed by a subtle sweet malt. Once warned artificial lime, and a metallic taste becomes apparent. Light body kinda watery with prickly carbonation. Not as complex as the nose. Some dried grains but mostly muted flavors. Finish is wet with a touch of building dryness and lingering honey and banana peels.
O: I didn't really know what to expect seeing that this was my first herb beer. I think it was successful but boring at the same time. Flavors were good but lackluster. I really want to try more of this style to truly see how this stacks up an I will revisit it in the future.
06-17-2012 00:48:42 | More by Hopswagger
2.5/5 rDev -26%
12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Expectations are below average; it's a ginger beer. Reviewed live.
Paired with pretzel rods.
Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a half finger head of white colour, bad thickness, okay cream, and rather bad retention. Colour is a transparent light copper. No floating yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Ginger, tea, herbs, lime, and stale overdone malt. A pretty strong aroma, but far from an appealing one.
T: Ginger, herbs, clean malts, and a hint of artificial lime. Simple and poorly constructed. Structurally brief. Sans balance. Badly built, even for the style. Not at all complex or subtle.
Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit too thick. Sharp and overcarbonated. Doesn't suit the flavours all that well.
Dr: Drinkable but boring and bland. Not unique or special. Priced okay. I wouldn't have it again.
A poor candidate for aging.
Very High D+
06-11-2012 05:09:03 | More by kojevergas
2.95/5 rDev -12.7%
$2.50 loose bottle
I must put as a disclaimer that I love ginger and have had some great experiences with Ginger Ales in NZ.
The colourful bottle yielded an average light yellow body. The head is rather drab and quickly falls away. The carbonation was quite apperaent.
A little fresh ginger on the nose along with some plain malts. There is also a bit of herbal hops tossed in there. Overall a bit weak in the nose.
Taste and Mouthfeel
The bulk of this beer's taste is similar to a generic non- adjunct lager with a slight ginger aftertaste. The ginger presence falls off after the halfway point and is hard to taste. I liked the mouthfeel it contained the right carbonation level and satisfying light.
Overall this beer seems best suited to follow mowing your lawn or after being in the hot sun. It has the right balance of a standard lager with a slight ginger twist. It's weaker than a shanty and leaves a bit for any ginger beer lover.
06-11-2012 03:12:59 | More by TubaManJack
3.85/5 rDev +13.9%
A - Completely clear, bright golden body. Bubbly, thin white head. Looks like a drinkable lager.
S - Plenty of fresh ground ginger root in this bouquet. A sweetness that reminds me of candied ginger, or pickled ginger. There is a tropical fruit aroma maybe like guava and mango.
T - A great mouthful of ginger itself. They hit the nail on the head here. I'm glad to be able to taste plenty of the showcased special ingredient. The ginger profile is as close to the real thing as possible, as if it had been grated into my beer. The only thing is the spice factor is low, and the hop character of the beer is mild too, but very complimentary. A fruit sweetness is there, but non-distinct.
M - Light, effervescent and refreshing. Crisp and clean with a clean finish. Drinkable.
O - Once again, I love that the ginger shines. The main ingredient should be showcased and presented in its most natural form in my opinion. Well done.
06-03-2012 03:48:07 | More by BeerForMuscle
2.6/5 rDev -23.1%
Aroma: appealing, non overbearing ginger
Appearance: golden hue
Taste: slight ginger, however it has a watered down malty taste that is distracting. It is moderately dry.
Overall: This beer left no positive impression on myself; it is comparable to a ginger flavored mainstream lager such as coors light, etc
05-28-2012 01:36:14 | More by cincyfan90
Good Juju (Ginger Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 974 ratings.