Good Juju
Left Hand Brewing Company

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Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #243
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
78
Ranked #48,857
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 16.57%
Reviews:
438
Ratings:
1,340
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Left Hand Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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KT3418 from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is much better than the Moscow Mule pale ale and im questioning now why the former even exists. I got to try that first and it was good but the lime in that one wasn't so standout that it really separated the 2 and the ginger is better here in Good Juju. Idk.

Jul 15, 2021
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Peach63 from New York

3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours light amber with a 1.5" white head, which lasts. Moderate lacing to the end.

Aroma is ginger, spices.

Taste is ginger, spices, light caramel.

Thin bodied, lively carbonation. Semidry finish.

Very mild tasting, but good beer. Great alternative to summer wheat beers.

Jul 10, 2021
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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.

Nov 23, 2019
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LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

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.

Jun 30, 2019
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Humanusfermentum from Virginia

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.

Jun 15, 2019
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Sewercap from New York

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!

Dec 30, 2018
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

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!

Aug 13, 2018
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flgimp from Pennsylvania

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.

Jul 04, 2017
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ONUMello from Ohio

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

Jun 21, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 17, 2017
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williamphelps from Colorado

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

Apr 17, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

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.

Apr 04, 2017
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hoptheology from South Dakota

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.

Jan 05, 2017
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Marraybay from District of Columbia

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.

Dec 07, 2016
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vinicole from England

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.

Oct 21, 2016
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PDGreenB from Kentucky

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.

Sep 27, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.

Sep 10, 2016
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

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.

Jul 26, 2016
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Im4jojo from Massachusetts

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!

Jul 16, 2016
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

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

Jul 03, 2016
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chinchill from South Carolina

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.

Jun 22, 2016
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akolb from Colorado

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.

May 23, 2016
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LMO1190 from Florida

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.

May 21, 2016
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1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

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.

Apr 23, 2016
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Slack from Virginia

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.

Mar 06, 2016
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Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 1340 ratings