Ginga' Ninja
Black Hog Brewing Co.

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Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,249
Ranked #24,105
3.69 | pDev: 10.57%
May 30, 2022
Jul 04, 2014
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 SouthCrescent 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
Ginga' Ninja from Black Hog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 237 ratings