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Ginger & Juice | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
132 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ginger & Juice combines pureed ginger, grapefruit juice and peel, buckwheat and a secret proprietary hop strain to create an intriguingly spiced and hopped lager. Aromas of citrus, melon, and ginger balance a firm bitterness. Uses locally grown buckwheat from MA. Lay back, sip on Ginger & Juice.

60 IBU

Added by PeterIngemi on 07-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,846
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
132
pDev:
12.24%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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4.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

July 2012

A: Clean and clear, light-golden in color, with a big, soapy, foamy, white head that leaves behind a ton of lace and good retention.

S: Spicy, hoppy, and yeasty. Grass, hay, citrus, and ginger. Intriguing.

T: Very unique. You get all the flavors as expected. Big, juicy, fruity hops up front, followed by very pleasant ginger flavor, all finished with the smoothness of a lager. The right amount of spice and ginger really make this beer stand out. The hops are fresh and bursting with flavor.

M: Seriously drinkable, enjoyable, and delicious. Not one flavor overpowers, rather, all of them come together to make a very balanced and unique brew.

O: This scores big with me because it's unique and it's well-crafted. You get all the ingredients in the nose and in the taste. One hell of an interesting beer. Highly recommended.

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4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Pours a slightly hazy glowing, vibrant honey color. Beautiful head. Head retains exquisitely. Head is frothy and leaves tons of lacing webs.

S-Very hoppy and very spicy. The ginger really is noticeable in the nose. Ripe, juicy melons and grapefruits. Lingering spice on the finish. Spicy cracker malt. Smells great.

T-Ginger is beautiful here. It melds well with all the grapefruit juice and tropical hops. Finishes incredibly grassy. Herbal hops. Malt is softer but complements the other delicious flavors. I really, really enjoy the ginger aspect.

M-Light and super-sessionable. Carbonation is tickling. Bitterness is moderate but lasts forever. A bit oily and resiny.

O/D-Jack's Abby strikes again with another absolute standout .For $2.99 for a half liter bottle, you cannot beat its value. Jack's Abby is quickly rising up my list of favorite breweries. Super unique, but this is no gimmick. This beer is a stud…Bravo.

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4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a cloudy apricot color capped my a marshmallow foam head that curtains lacing

Smell: As grapefruity as can be; almost smells like the juice itself

Taste: Though the ginger was not detected in the aroma, the flavor profile is clearly affected by it; ginger, grapefruit and melon flavors are all in the mix; the finish is very juicy

Mouthfeel: Medium body with prickly carbonation

Overall: Very juicy for a beer but it sure works for me; always enjoy seeking out the Jack's Abbey beers when I am in Boston

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4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This shouldn't be classified as a dortmunder...

Poured from a .5 liter bottle into a pilsener- pours a beautifully clear golden color, visibly effervescent, lots of fluffy white head, greatt retention, great lacing.

Smell is very interesting but the ginger and pineapple are somewhat subdued. Along with those undertones, there are earthy, piney hops and a tiny trace of pale malt.

Taste was overwhelming at first but after a few sips it cleared up- a nice blend of ginger, pineapple and pine hops up front, that gives way to a good dose of bitterness for a very long dry finish.

Mouthfeel is good- medium light body with moderate prickly carbonation. A good dose of resin maybe is slightly a put off but what the hell I love hops and it's IPA day. Give it a try it's great!

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4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gold with a big, puffed up white head. Large dollop of foam sits in the middle of my glass throughout the whole session and leaves clumps of lace strung top to bottom.

Melon and ginger spice aroma. Tastes like melon and ginger too. Fresh like cucumber and a little reminiscent of Thai food. Or floral like rosewater. Grapefruit citrus in back. Mild but not lacking bitter. Dry, malty base.

Different but I really enjoyed it. Bottle label mentions a proprietary hop strain which I'm guessing is Calypso. Rising Tide Zephyr has a similar melon flavor and aroma and that used Calypso. Hooray Calypso.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Translucent golden-amber body. About one finger of dense white head. Not the best retention but excellent lacing.

Relatively neutral nose with ginger sprinkled in. A touch of grapefruit but cannot tell whether it's from the actual fruit or merely the hops. Well balanced for the adjuncts used.

Freah ginger, candied ginger, mellow ripe grapefruit. Bitter in the beginning and middle but the ginger mellowd out the bitterness in the finish. The ginger and grapefruit are in the forefront but are extremely well balance and by no means overwhelming. Some sweet malt notes underlying throughout.

Medium-light body. Medium carb. Finish is a little sweet and sticky.

This is better than GF Sculpin. I wish JA released this more often. For their hoppy stuff, not quite up there with 3x DH HU and Mass Rising but pretty close

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Ginger & Juice from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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