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:
18
Gots:
2
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0
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
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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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
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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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
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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Photo of AirBob
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
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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Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of milkbone_underwear
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of splendidsplinter
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of soze47
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of rjp217
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dope
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled July 2012. Very fresh.

A: Pours a hazy golden orange. Huge fluffy white head. Fades slowly, leaving a very nice patchwork of lacing everywhere.

S: Loads of grapefruit and ginger. Some wheat follows. Some nice hop bite that's hard to place - mainly pine I would say. Touch of black pepper I would say.

T: Yup, lots of bittersweet grapefruit and pine. Ginger is not overwhelming but a nice presence throughout. Wheaty grain with some biscuity malt to boot.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and a bit drying from the bitterness in the aftertaste. Surprisingly full bodied for only 6% ABV. Crisp.

O: A hoppy spiced grapefruit lager with some wheat and ginger. Only Jack's Abby could make this work - and they do. I don't think they know how to make bad beers. They should try, I wonder if they can do it. They could make a garbage barrel-aged rotten pumpkin imperial sunscreen pale ale and somehow it would still be good.

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Photo of xICooRsYIx
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaasen64
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into pint glass. This is pretty much their 1 year anniversary beer which was last week, just hit stores this week. Bottle says July 2012. (Review #200!)

A- Pours a translucent light orange gold with a 2-3 finger very thick bubbly head that has excellent retention. Lots of small rising carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass, definitely more then your average beer. Thick layered lacing.

S- Grapefruits, ginger, hops, melons, cantaloupe, slightly wheaty and grassy in the background. Slightly above average aroma strength. I definitely enjoyed the smell on this one, it has a nice juicy grapefruit smell without being overly hoppy balanced nicely with the ginger.

T- Grapefruit, light melon, some wheat and light hops, with a bitter gingery finish and a lingering aftertaste of grapefruit juice, spices, hops, and a little bit of ginger. A tiny bit too much ginger on the finish, but other then that everything was nicely balanced.

M- Light, crisp, refreshing, very easy to drink, almost goes down like juice. Slightly above average carbonation, but fits well with bringing out the ginger and other flavors of the beer.

O- I thought this was a very nice offering from Jack's Abby. It was full of nicely balanced flavor and was a pretty unique beer that was definitely easy to drink. At $3/.5 liter I will definitely be buying this again. I think it's definitely right up there with Hoponius Union.

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Photo of Jason
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Crystal clear gold, bubble rocky froth

SMELL: Fresh ginger, lemony, herbal, dough biscuits, fresh cut grass, grapefruit zest

TASTE: Slightly chewy, crisp, balanced hop bitterness, grapefruit rind, juicy, clean, spicy ginger, herbal, grainy, clean alcohol, grapefruit linger, drying faintly gingery finish

Hell Yeah! Was not sure if this was going to go over well with me or not. I love ginger and grapefruit as well ... Jack's does a great job finding that balance. This is part old school tonic and part craft beer. Brew more of this please!!

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Photo of taez555
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy opaque orange body with a fluffy white head.

Nose floats back and forth between ginger and traditional IPA type smells of citrus and fresh malt.

Taste immediately hits you with a ginger touch, but not over the top at all. The ginger definitely gives it a nice little spice touch, and actually almost reminds you of a winter holiday beer at first. Medium bodied and very chewy and smooth. Lots of citrus, but not any strong defined flavors. More of just a "juice" mix of flavors. The ginger really balnaces and plays well, but helps almost not define the flavors. Bitterness is present, but not over the top at all. This is just a really well balanced beer, and at the same time it's big and quaffable. Ends with a very nice lingering ginger and bitterness, but doesn't kill the pallete.

This is really a nice beer. I wasn't crazy about it when I first tried it at the brewery, but maybe my taste buds were off. A day later out of a growler it is superb!! It's just hobby enough with enough malt to be a straight up type pale ale/ipa (well lager), but the ginger doesn't overpower and adds a beutiful balance. What a really good beer.

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Photo of starrdogg
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Rob1110 for sending this my way.

Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of ginger (shocking!) as well as some other spices and citrus as well as a bit of sweetness. The first flavor I notice is ginger, but isn't nearly as much ginger as I thought it might be after the smell. It's also got a nice hoppy bitterness to it, and some orange peel as well. Finish is clean and slightly grainy (yay lagers!). Mouthfeel is light-to-medium-bodied and very refreshing with nice carbonation. Overall, this is a really different blend of flavors that works quite well. It's not something I'd want to drink every day, but it's a interesting, unique experiment and another hit from Jack's Abby.

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Photo of cbutova
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at the brewery today.

A- Clear yellow body poured into a pint glass. A white head forms to a finger in size with lackluster retention. Small foamy ring and a tiny amount of lace.

S- Definitely ginger and orange peel up front but not much else. Hard to get much more.

T- Spicy ginger bomb but still very smooth, fairly impressive. Orange peel and citrus are a close second as well as pine, herbal and spicy grassy hops.

MF- Lighter end body with nice moderate high carbonation. Creamy feel and spicy bitter feel on the palate.

The ginger use is strong but works well and tastes nice. Jack strikes again.

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