Good Juju
Left Hand Brewing Company

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Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #251
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
78
Ranked #46,580
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 16.57%
Reviews:
435
Ratings:
1,336
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Left Hand Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Photo of MikeWard
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can into a pint glass. Best by 11/14/19, so a week late on this one.

Clear pale amber/yellow body with a small white head which shrinks to a ring and faint covering. Still leaves a little lacing.

Smells of ginger and boiled sweets.

It tastes like a not so good ginger candy. A simple idea for a beer, water, malted barley, yeast, hops,....and ginger. I like ginger, but the balance here doesn't hit this palate right. The beer seems a little better as it warms.

Mouth medium, finish ginger lite.

Overall, would rather drink non alcoholic ginger ale than this particular ginger ale.

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Photo of LifesAnesthesia
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

L - Golden with some clarity and a off-white head that dissipates somewhat quickly, not really leaving a lot of lacing behind.
S - Light notes of ginger and some spices - it actually smells pretty good
T - Something's off - there's some notes of ginger and spices, but it's just off somehow. Some caramel and malts in there as well
F - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation
O - Eh. I was expecting something better, this has some notes of ginger, but the taste really isn't that good.

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Photo of Humanusfermentum
3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L- Nice golden amber pour with a two finger head that dissipates to a lingering ring. Spotty sudsy kacing.
N- Light caramel malts with a hint if ginger.
T- Very light flavor profile, but present. There is some character. Caramel, lightly sweet malts with a light but distinct bitter. Hint of floral hops in that. Some light ginger notes finish a pleasant profile.
F- Soft on the palate
O- Steady, rewarding ale with few surprises.

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Photo of Sewercap
1.06/5  rDev -69.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Should be all zeroes for this beer. Didn’t even finish it, poured it out into my sink. This beer is terrible, would rather drink a fucking Bud or a 40 than ever drink one of these again. Avoid at all costs!

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. Ginger screams in the nose. The mouth notes ginger, although not as much as the nose does, but it also gets a light maltiness. Nice!

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Photo of flgimp
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: poured from bottle into a frosted pilsner glass. Slight white head. Color yellow/gold.
S: ginger comes through, also other spice, malt.
T: immediate ginger then nutmeg and pumpkin spice
F: medium light, perky carbonation.
O: very different composiin and taste. Interesting but not a favorite.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
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 +16.3%
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 williamphelps
4.29/5  rDev +24.7%
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 +9%
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 The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
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 Marraybay
3/5  rDev -12.8%
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 vinicole
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
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 PDGreenB
4.11/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not hoppy like many lighter ales, but malty. The ginger in this beer is pronounced, but not at all overwhelming. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, very light on the tongue. The ginger on the nose is really refreshing.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
1.93/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Pours dark yellow like a standard lager. Aroma is ginger and grain. Everything seems ok so far.

Ultimately, ginger dominates the flavor profile so hard that you end up questioning whether this is truly a beer. Its so spice rack/herbal that things like malt and hops are just afterthoughts. I literally couldn't drink this, which puts it in a very unique category.

Look I don't like ginger, maybe you do, but if you don't, then you won't like this, it brings the ginger and it brings it so hard that its pretty much all I can taste.

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.81/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Tap at whole Foods Bedford
Deep golden bordering on amber. Huge ginger on the nose with some faint sweet bready caramel maltiness underneath. Very herbal and a bit distracting imho. Reminds me of a cough drop, not a fan.

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Photo of Im4jojo
3.92/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

The look: a nice tawny tan with some ascending bubbles. Sight aroma of ginger and hops. Hops are definitely not overpowering, and neither is the ginger. Poured into a pint with a quick dissolving head and not a lacing left behind, Not sure, but I may taste a bit of orange peel. . .or some citrusy notes. The feel initially coats the tongue a bit heavy, but fades and leaves some hoppy notes on the sides. Overall, I found this beer refreshing. Love the artwork!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Left Hand Good JuJu Ginger has a medium, off-white head, a mostly clear, orange-gold appearance, and very little lacing left behind. The aroma is of ginger and pale malt, and the taste is of pale malts, with ginger. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Good JuJu finishes crisp and highly drinkable.

RJT

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Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle with a 15 Oct. 2016 BB date on the neck.

Look Clear orange-copper body with a small, short-lived head and minimal lacing..

Aroma: A nice mix of bready malts and ginger (of course).

Flavor mildly bitter; moderately strong ginger comes across as being of a good strength although it does dominated the malts.

Feel: Lighter side of medium with lightly prickly carbonation.

Overall: Like pale beers and ginger ale? .. does a ginger malt beverage sound appealing? If so, you're likely to like this. I did and found it quite refreshing on a warm day.

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Photo of akolb
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber head a tall head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is mild ginger, lime, and crackery malt. The taste has bright ginger up front with some nice malts and a spicy aftertaste. Dry. Light, somewhat watery feel. This is a interesting beer, tastes and feels a lot like ginger ale. Very drinkable, but nothing here makes me want to come back.

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Photo of LMO1190
2.43/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

this beer is very weak. Not much of an Aroma. You can barely smell the ginger or anything else. Its almost like water. The taste is the same.

Take a bud lite and add a small amount of ginger ale is date this beer taste like. Will never drink again.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber-orange body, very little of the fizzy white head. Smell is ginger, mild toasted grain. Flavor also has a strong presence of ginger, but also some grassy notes and unpleasant chalky yeast that are about equal to the spice. Pretty dry, to its credit. Medium body, lively carbonation, easy to drink.
The amount of ginger was on point, I think a little more, up to that spicy point, would be appropriate, but I'd prefer different supporting flavors. Mostly just that chalky yeast needs to go away. Something yummy like ginger deserves better.

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Photo of Slack
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Orange to amber in color and cloudy. A bit of head.

Smells like really muted ginger, not really much else.

Taste is similar to the smell - a light ginger and mild sweetness.

Body is light and finish is weak.

Meh, Not a fan. Try Cackalacky.

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Photo of sjdevel
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look:
Lower on the carbonation side and a very minimal head. The head that was there diminishes quickly. There is a bit of decent lacing that continues after. It is a nice copper/orange color that is clear enough to read through.

Smell:
Smells of ginger (of course), but not as powerful as expected. There is a faint fruity and caramel malt smell, but not very aromatic otherwise.

Taste:
Slight bitterness at first, but then the ginger comes in. It is laid back and not in your face as some ginger beers are. Some malty flavors come through and some earthiness. Overall sweet and well balanced.

Feel:
Lighter side of medium with an interesting tingle.

Overall:
It was ok, but I'm not a big ginger beer fan. It was not all that flavorful and not much on aroma. I probably wouldn't buy again -Left Hand has a lot of other great beers to choose from.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - A dark gold-copper color, with a white head, thin and wispy. Moderate lacing.

S - Ginger, with a hint of malt.

T - Ginger is powerful up front, fades to the background in the middle, with a hint of cracker-like malt coming forward. The close is slightly sweet, with ginger highlights.

M - Tingly and sharp, with a subtle dry close.

O - Reminds me of hardcore ginger beers in the nose, but the taste is more of a hybrid. I love ginger beer, and I like this a lot. A refreshing beer, but you need to know what you are getting, or you're likely to be a bit taken aback by the flavors and profile.

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