Ginger & Juice | Jack's Abby Brewing

BA SCORE
88
very good
132 Ratings
Ginger & JuiceGinger & Juice
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
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of TobiasG
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of NEhophead
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16.9 fl oz brown bottle served in a tumbler.

Pale straw in color with shades of dull copper. Dense, thick foam of a head with very stable retention that leaves an intact, half wall of condensed lacing. Active carbonation, noticeable sediment.

Slightly tart grapefruit, green apple, and orange aroma. Notes of ginger, pepper or clove, over a pretty bland, slightly astringent must.

The ginger and grapefruit qualities come through initially, but quickly fade to a wall of stiff, somewhat clean grains. The grains are joined by some very spicy floral hops and a touch of must prior to a dry finish. Mild lemon and grapefruit return in the aftertaste.

Light bodied; active on the palate. For the most part, a pretty clean texture; however, once the dry finish hits, so does some film on the palate.

Some pretty intense flavors going on for a spiced lager. Unfortunately, the flavors are pretty conflicting and out of balance which make for a few flavor flaws. Not a boring offering in the least, but I would much rather try one of Jack's Abby's other offerings.

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Photo of Shy5
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Massbmx
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of leaversuch
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Syraquse
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Thren
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Kruja5
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ComRock12
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of CypherEnigma
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of bcostner1
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mattafett
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of BigZ2214
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of jlussier
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of wdarcy77
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of jbertsch
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears gold in color. Slight haze to it. Its white head is one-finger in size.

I smell ginger, cracker malt, earthy hops and faint citrus once it warms up.

I taste the cracker-like malt up front with ginger spiciness sitting on top. There's just a kiss of grapefruit on the finish along with a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is appropriate.

This is enjoyable, but maybe I've come to expect too much from JA as they usually impress me a ton. I wish the hop profile was more pronounced, especially since the label says "highly hopped!" and I know what they're capable of with H.U.

It's a nice drinker, I just wish the hops came as advertised and the volume was turned up a little. Boy I sound American don't I?

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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Jwale73
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a nonic. July 2012 indicated on the back label. Pours a light, golden-orange with a four inch, cascading, fluffy, rocky, cream-colored head. Head exhibits excellent retention and thick, textured sheets of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose suggests citrus rind, grapefruit, floral aromatics and an earthy/spicy character. Taste is somewhat consistent with the nose - grapefruit rind makes an appearance; however, there's also a suggestion of chamomile, citric acid and a lingering, earthy bitterness at the finish. Ginger is present, but very much subdued (a little bit goes a long way). Mouthfeel is light-medium, but closer to light, with a pleasant, lively carbonation that cleanses the palate and gives a little more depth to the body. Overall, a refreshing and nuanced hoppy lager with a tea-like character. Not bold, but the flavors muddle together nicely with a hops presence falling somewhere between an APA and an IPA.

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Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Ginger & Juice from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.96 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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