Gamma-Ray Ginger Wheat
Empirical Brewery

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Empirical Brewery
Illinois, United States
3.71 | pDev: 7.82%
Dec 10, 2021
Apr 10, 2015
Very Good
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Rated: 3.8 by JamesBondGA from Georgia

Dec 10, 2021
Rated: 3.63 by 98green from Michigan

Jul 06, 2019
Rated: 4.61 by itsmillartime from Colorado

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by MattMorin from Illinois

Oct 23, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by fitchcl from Illinois

Dec 28, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
one of the better beers i had here at empirical, which has an awesome taproom well worth checking out. this is spicy like fresh ginger root in the nose and taste, with subtle hints of citrus and hops along the way, but really zippy and intense on the ginger, refreshing and almost healthful feeling. i like it a lot. pale and relatively clear, not much head, sort of unimpressive and unassuming in appearance. first sniff and first sip are super intense from the ginger, but the palate mellows quickly and it becomes more approachable. mild lemon and green tea notes spring up as well, and are pushed through quickly by prickly carbonation that was a little unexpected after the flat looking pour. after the swallow a rush of black pepper comes up with some residual heat from the ginger, a real neat feature of this very distinct brew. my first from these guys, it made a serious impression. not for everyone, but for those in seek of intensely flavor ale or who cant get enough ginger in things, this is one to find and enjoy!
Dec 11, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by rossracing from Illinois

Nov 30, 2015
Rated: 3.7 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by CityofWind_brew from Illinois

Nov 14, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by lanciloti from Illinois

Nov 04, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by RichH55 from Illinois

Oct 30, 2015
Rated: 3.39 by FreshHawk from Illinois

Oct 26, 2015
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle
A - clearer than expected golden body with a thin, creamy white head
S - fresh ginger, cracked wheat, orange, pepper, grass
T - similar to aroma with ginger leading the charge, orange zest, pepper, wheat, and grassy & spicy hops round out the flavor
M - medium body, finishes semi-dry and well balanced in flavor
O - better than expected. I wasn't sure about the ginger, but this beer is well constructed.
Oct 13, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by Jason_cs from Florida

Sep 18, 2015
Rated: 4 by aussiebeer from Illinois

Sep 08, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by spycow from Illinois

Aug 30, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by hilgart1 from Illinois

Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by robgutie from Illinois

Jun 10, 2015
Gamma-Ray Ginger Wheat from Empirical Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 18 ratings