Ginga' Ninja
Black Hog Brewing Co.

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From:
Black Hog Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,472
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,823
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 10.57%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
201
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 30, 2022
Added:
Jul 04, 2014
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  81
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: once upon a time there was a young brew master who fell in love with a ginger haired maiden. he loved her fiery locks, quick wit and samurai sharp personality. he proposed marriage and crafted a beer for her, an original red ale brewed with refreshing fresh ginger and a touch of hoppiness that typified her personality. when she took her first sip at their wedding she knew she had made the right choice. try tyler’s ginga ninja red ipa brewed with 6 lbs of fresh ginger in every batch and hopped with centennial, cascade & bravo hops. if not at your wedding then on a hot afternoon as you wait on your pig to finish roasting, or while chompin on a crisp apple and a creamy wheel of camembert.
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Rated: 3.93 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

May 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.74 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by JonJagello from Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The Art on the can is cool. Beer has a Burnt orange color, pleasant smell, smooth taste with a nice hint of ginger. Very little burn on the tongue. Pleasant aftertaste. Overall, in my opinion, it’s a very enjoyable and well crafted beer.
Sep 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by BidYouABrew from Washington

Feb 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Jun 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.57 by Sundayonmonday from Connecticut

Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by pjh36 from District of Columbia

Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Nov 27, 2018
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Rated by NedFredHead from Massachusetts

3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Aside from a faint whiff of it, the ginger is lacking.
Nov 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by BallsDeep from Florida

Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by smithj4 from New York

Jun 17, 2018
 
Rated: 2.58 by godlegos from New Hampshire

Jun 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by rjd722 from Maryland

Apr 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.34 by jrc1093 from Connecticut

Apr 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Mar 19, 2018
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a small chalice: color is murky dark copper, head is light tan with frothy head, fine to small bubbles, good lacing on the glass.

Smell is light ginger, some toasted malt, light caramel, all a bit subdued.

Taste is light ginger, toasty and caramel malt, more presence and sweetness, then drying from the ginger and hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated, softer middle, then drying ginger and bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

Overall a somewhat muddled beer in terms of its aroma and flavor mix with the malt - hop - ginger interplay of flavors. The ginger flavor is not overdone but does not seem to enhance this beer beyond the base malt/hop balance.
Mar 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Feb 17, 2018
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Black Hog Brewing "Ginga' Ninja"
12 fl. oz. can with illegible black ink-jet coding
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Look: Cloudy deep amber body beneath a creamy head of yellowed off-white foam. Very good head retention and lacing.
Smell: Caramelish and toasty malt, ginger, resinous and citrusy hops.
Taste: The flavor follows with aroma with a nice balance between the different components. The ginger isn't too bold, nor is it overshadowed by hops, and the malt creates a display board for both. A stiff bitterness balances it along with some spiciness from the ginger and it finishes dry and spicy with some citrusy hops and a light touch of malt remaining.
Feel: Medium bodied with a crisp carbonation that warms in the mouth to become smooth and soft.
Overall: An interesting and well balanced IPA that's worth trying for anyone who enjoys a little bit of ginger.
Feb 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by worldkrysis from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.88 by LinksusMaximus from New York

Jan 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by kdivers from New Hampshire

Dec 18, 2017
 
Rated: 2.99 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Dec 07, 2017
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Thx Knapp85 for the can.

A - Pours a hazy amber red color with frothy cream colored head and sticky lacing.

S - Toasted caramel malt and ginger.

T - Toasted crackery caramel malt, delicate lime, ginger, and a lingering piney bite.

M - Medium body and dry finish.

O - An interesting red ale.
Nov 09, 2017
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a 13 oz Tired Hands Teku glass, not sure when it was brewed.

Pours a very attractive light ruby red, with a 2 finger head that leaves, a wall of off white lace.

Smell is apricot, tangerine, Carmel, ginger, sage, and grapefruit.

Taste follows apricot, Carmel, tangerine, ginger, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a sticky medium, moderate carbonation, maybe a whisker dry, and very drinkable.

Overall this is a very nice and fairly different red IPA, the ginger works well and it is a nice all around beer.
Nov 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by Kayakguy from Massachusetts

Sep 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by luke12345 from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Slowly, slowly, The CANQuest (tm) is coming back up to speed after an extended hiatus in support of The Eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody.

From the CAN: "Once upon a time there was a young brew master who fell in love with a ginger haired maiden. He loved her fiery locks, quick wit and Samurai sharp personality. He proposed marriage and crafted a beer for her - an original red ale brewed with refreshing fresh ginger and a touch of hoppiness that typified her personality. When she took her first sip at their wedding she knew she had made the right choice. Tyler's Ginga Ninja IPA is brewed with 6 lbs of fresh ginger in every batch. Cheers! Tom, Jason and Tyler".

Ooh, I loves me some ginger, whether it be a fellow redhead or the spice or both! I was anxious to CANduct the Crack! but when I did so, I got a spray across my fingertips acCANponied by some light foaming through the vent. Upon settling, I could see that it was due to being another brimful craft CAN. My gentle Glug into an awaiting glass still raised an unbidden finger of dense, foamy, tawny head with good retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled strongly of ginger (the root spice)! Wow. This would be really good with Asian cuisine, especially sushi. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was highly spicy, less like an AIPA & more towards an Herbed/Spiced Beer. Hmm. I liked it, but these types of beers make it difficult to rate to style as opposed to taste. I am sure that it was hopped, but the ginger really kind of overwhelmed everything else. Finish was dry and spicy & I would like to reiterate that it would be great with Asian cuisine.
Aug 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.42 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2017
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served from a 12 ounce can. Lots of suspended particles. Deal amber color and cloudy, naturally. Good head which leaves nice ring lace on the glass.

The smell starts like a crystal malted IPA with a flowery hop nose. There's only a whiff of potential ginger.

The flavor mimics the smell except the aftertaste brings out the distinctive ginger flavors along with good white peppered hop finish. Good body although there isn't a strong malt base.
Aug 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.69 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Aug 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by BergBeer from Hawaii

Jul 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.64 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jul 29, 2017
Ginga' Ninja from Black Hog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 237 ratings