Good Juju (Ginger Ale) | Left Hand Brewing Company

BA SCORE
78
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1,300 Ratings
Good Juju (Ginger Ale)Good Juju (Ginger Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,300
Reviews:
428
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
243
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ONUMello
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Pale brown with a thin head
S: Light malt/brown sugar/ginger
T: Light flavors that match the nose
M: Light-bodied, a touch of spice
O: I was hoping to use this in a cocktail that called for ginger beer but it doesn't have nearly the intensity of other ginger beers whether with alcohol or NA that I've had. As is not bad for the spiced beer category just not very complex or bold

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic. The appearance was a glossy to hazy burnt off orange to bent amber color. Some transparency. Light carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. Filmy little bit of a white head. The smell had the spicy ginger root up front. Sly little bit of citrus hops. Nicely "carrying" sweet caramel to toffee malt backing up to rye aroma nicely. The flavor takes all of the aromas to blend at a nice pace. Rides all together on into the aftertaste and a semi-quick finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Fairly decent sessionability about it. Overall, as a "ginger" beer, I see nothing wrong with it. Me, I’d definitely come back to this.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigSmooth12
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeB
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.14/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveCash
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheWolf
3.21/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of williamphelps
4.29/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber, Darker than Saison au Miel, lighter than Sawtooth. Solid head of small bubbles, no lacing. Aroma of sourdough, ginger, spice. Palate of ginger, nutmeg, hay, pumpkin, caramel, toffee, wheat bread; finish of lightly sweet candies ginger. Pros I love ginger, sweetness is balanced (off dry). Cons of complexity. 87/100

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Photo of Wasatch
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice yellowish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy/foamy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some spice notes, ginger. The taste is malty, yeasty, spicy, ginger, Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerTest
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours the delightful color of Ginger Ale with...almost no head :-( a slight puffy ring develops but it's not much in the way of substance.

Aromas of fresh ginger, cinnamon, and some garbage.

Mostly flavorless, with slight hints of ginger and vinegar, some slight spice rack action going on.

Feel magically disappears as soon as it hits the palate. Almost like it fizzles and evaporates.

Overall, Good JuJu is a big boo-boo. The club soda flavors mixed with hints of unfavorable tastes results in a poor experience.

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Photo of brentblackwell
3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Marraybay
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A gifted beer that I wasn't overly enthralled about trying, but that I actually found mildly interesting. Pale yellow and translucent, the nose finds a mild spiciness from the ginger. Taste is light and somewhat fizzy, with a mild note of ginger ale on the palate. Neither particularly sweet or bitter, the overwhelming recollection I had was a bottle of Corona with the obligatory lime wedge jammed into the neck. Not that it tasted exactly like that, but there was something vaguely familiar / representative of that combo: I.e. a thin-low ABV beer with an additional note on top.

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Photo of dudd
2.4/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of crow
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootercrabb
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Edie
1.67/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of mattyrubes
3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber. Thin head. Effervescent.
Unsurprising aroma of ginger. Malt and hops detectable (just).
Taste reflects the aroma. Sweet at first but finishes with a rather nasty sour bitterness.
Quite soft. Under carbonated.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jmidway1017
2.43/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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Good Juju (Ginger Ale) from Left Hand Brewing Company
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