Honey Ginger Lime | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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4.19/5
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Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 09-10-2011

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#2,018
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
185
pDev:
10.02%
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap for the 2012 Peter Reeves Memorial Sourfest at Churchill’s Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart and sure enough smells like honey, ginger, and lime. Taste is much the same with only a slight sourness. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

cascade just doesnt miss with these full flavored wild sour beers. this is one of the more interesting ones i have had, a real refreshing summer elixer, potent on both the ginger and the lime, and with quite a bit of raw honey flavor too. yum! its pale and hazy, nothing real exciting to look at, but the nose is a game changer. one smell and i am hooked. fresh sliced ginger, tangy lime zest, lactic sourness, floral honey, and white wheat malt. the flavor is really led by the lime and the ginger, together they go so well, this is almost like a cocktail in that regard. it would almost be too much, like, this is intense, sort of perfumey almost, really pungent, but the flavors are so authentic and they go so well together, that its alright that this doesnt taste all that much like a beer. the sourness is lactic, lemony, scaled back a bit from some of their more aggressive sours to just a nice tartness range that allows a little more drinkability and a little less stomach turning pucker. the honey is a nice balancing agent too, it adds body and some needed sweetness, like a spoonful of sugar into some fresh squeezed lemonade, it just makes sense. this is summery and radiant, incredibly flavorful, and something very unique in the beverage world. we both loved it.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Cascade brewpub: 2015 version at 6.8% ABV in July 2016.

Aroma: ginger and lime dominated aroma is moderately appealing despite making a subtle suggestion of household cleaning products. Bitter-sweet with a near even balance, at least for a sour..
Well crafted and exceptionally refreshing, this is the easiest drinking sour I can remember.
Golden-amber body with a lasting off-white head that leaves patterned sticky lacing on the snifter.

Overall: excellent version of the style.

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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of smithj4
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ

A: The beer pours a pale golden color with a minimal white head.

S: Just a huge ginger aroma to this one. The lime is almost as strong. There are also some different herbal notes such as basil and mint. A mild vanilla and oak note with light lemon zest.

T: The flavor is almost all ginger. A decent sweetness of honey with some strong lemon and lime notes coming through as well. There is a mild mint and just a very herbal flavor. It's only slightly tart.

M: The body is medium with low to medium carbonation.

O: This beer was sort of strange. It definitely tastes like all the things in the name, which is sort of impressive.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Honey Ginger Lime from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 185 ratings