Ginga' Ninja Red India Pale Ale | Black Hog Brewing Co.

Ginga' Ninja Red India Pale AleGinga' Ninja Red India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
51.7%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 209 ratings
Ginga' Ninja Red India Pale AleGinga' Ninja Red India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
blackhogbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by tylerjonz on 07-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,425
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
209
Liked:
108
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
10.81%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
77
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 209 |  Reviews: 31
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3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of luke12345
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of madelf66
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wheels2532
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CSotire
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kenkliczewski
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PSanger
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I enjoyed the smell of this beer and taste of this beer. I obviously taste the ginger but it isn't enough. Left me wanting more. as the flavor of the ginger is slight. I bought this as a day drinking beer and found this beer to be tough to drink. I had two and was full. This beer overall is fair.... at best.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a teku pint. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 3/4 inch beige head that retains well before becoming a 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Nice ginger aroma with some sweet cereal grain malt backing.


T- The ginger is odd in this one as that it's felt more than tasted. The first sip sends fumes up my nostrils but the actual ginger flavor is kind of lost. The hops are there providing an herbal element to complement the spice of the ginger. The sweet malt is also there with its contribution of balance. Somewhat bitter.

M- Sharp from the hops and of course the ginger. Medium carbonation with a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Good but it leaves me wanting more of something. More ginger, more hops, something.

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Photo of hawkssb04
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Strohm
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very hazy amber color and, with a nice bubble show, produces a foamy, molkten head; decent lacing action

Smell: The ginger really comes through in the aroma, pungent and slightly candied

Taste: The malt barely has a moment to set a caramel base when the candied ginger tones burst through; pithy bitterness builds bringing considerable aspirin in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not this Ginger; I will stick with Gilligan's

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Photo of runeatdrink
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skipple
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdilauro
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really beginning to love Ginger beers. This one was so crisp and clean. The ginger is there but it is far from overpowering.
The slight bitterness of Ginger blended perfectly. Very nice and clean finish

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Photo of Act25
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First of the brewer, and a creamy red IPA that's better than rated on BA

A: The beer pours a deep amber, with a 3 finger off-white head that fades slowly and leaves ample, thick lace rings.

S: The aroma offers floral hops, citrus, caramelized malts and abundant ginger.

T: The taste follows the smell and begins with floral hops, followed by sweet flavors of citrus marmalade and caramel. The candied, sugared ginger flavor builds, as you go, and it's nice see saw balance of sweet 60% and bitter 40%/ spicy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body and carbonation, feel and finish is sticky. Satisfying feel.

O: Tasty, strong meditation red IPA. For ginger lovers. Great with Chinese and Sushi.

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Ginga' Ninja Red India Pale Ale from Black Hog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 51.7% out of 100 with 209 ratings
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