Good Juju (Ginger Ale) | Left Hand Brewing Company

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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:
1,306
Reviews:
429
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
16.72%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
249
For Trade:
0
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Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery.

A: Golden, clear nice lace with only a thin head

S: spicey and minty.

T: very light, semi sweet caramel malt. ginger notes.

M: light body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Very drinkable beer. Nothing truly special otherwise.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by: 10/6/15.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, earth, ginger juice, and candied ginger aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and candied ginger flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of ginger bitterness and heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid ginger qualities that are dominant in both the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

very interesting brew, made with potent fresh ginger in high quantities. pours a clearish golden color with the slightest copper hue and an average thin white head. smells like fresh ginger, like a canada dry ginger ale softdrink. no hops to speak of here, just a sugary syrupy ginger essence. flavor is definitely featuring the ginger, but there are some pale malts in there to give some body, and a gentle hopping that combines with the ginger for a crisp refreshing finish. this isnt my favorte lefthand beer, but because of its bright carbonation and refreshing flavor, it would make a nice summer afternoon session. i also like it better than any other ginger beers ive had.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of djrn2
3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Really liked the revamped artwork on the bottle for this one. It caught my eye enough that I didn't even think about buying it I just knew I had to. The beer poured out as a light golden color with a fizzy white head on top. Not much head or lacing on this brew at all. The smell of this beer has a healthy amount of Ginger. The taste of the Ginger was pretty intense as well with a bit of malt sweetness in there also. The mouthfeel was pretty good, it had a nice sharp and crisp feeling to it, pretty refreshing too. Overall I am reviewing this one for a second time because I'm much more impressed with this beer now than I was before.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of metter98
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellowish orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing covering the surface.
S: The nose isn’t that strong but has some light aromas of ginger.
T: The initial taste has some malty sweetness with notes of biscuit malts. Like the smell, the ginger flavors don’t stand out prominently but are a bit more noticeable towards the finish. No traces of hop bitterness are detectable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, thin and smooth on the palate with a light amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely easy to drink, although the ginger isn’t really strong enough to make this interesting enough to make me want to try this again.

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

Interesting.... A lightly flavored ale with a light body and light malt sweetness and character. Very tea-like, herbal, earthy flavors that take on soft, spicy flavors. Of course loaded with ginger that is evident in the aromas and flavor. Hops combined with ginger begin to take on raw oak characteristics. Light, soft, clean finish with a light ginger, oily tingle on the toung. Pretty good, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it again.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Expectations are below average; it's a ginger beer. Reviewed live.

Paired with pretzel rods.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger head of white colour, bad thickness, okay cream, and rather bad retention. Colour is a transparent light copper. No floating yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Ginger, tea, herbs, lime, and stale overdone malt. A pretty strong aroma, but far from an appealing one.

T: Ginger, herbs, clean malts, and a hint of artificial lime. Simple and poorly constructed. Structurally brief. Sans balance. Badly built, even for the style. Not at all complex or subtle.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit too thick. Sharp and overcarbonated. Doesn't suit the flavours all that well.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and bland. Not unique or special. Priced okay. I wouldn't have it again.

A poor candidate for aging.

Very High D+

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Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a fluffy white head; leaves some decent lacing around the glass

Smell: Smells a bit like a ginger snap, though the ginger is rather subdued

Taste: A little bit of malt peeks through but is quickly subsumed by the powdered ginger taste; the ginger and the malt blend nicely but I would like to see a stronger hop profile in the finish; it really flattens out at the end, which is disappointing

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin but with a lot of refreshing carbonation

Drinkability: Not bad and has lots of nice flavors; I would just like to see this re-formulated to taste more like a pale ale or an IPA

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of zeff80
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a golden amber color with a small, fluffy, white head. Left just a touch of lace.

S - It smelled of ginger and caramel malt.

T - Despite a strong ginger aroma, the ginger taste was not overpowering. It was fairly mild. It also had a nice bittersweet quality.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is drinkable. However, I don't think I could have too many of them at once.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 9/7/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, ginger, honey, bread, floral, grass, light clove, light caramel, and herbal earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of ginger, hop, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, ginger, honey, bread, floral, grass, light caramel, light clove, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon zest, ginger, honey, bread, floral, light clove, and light caramel on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance of malt, ginger, and light hop flavors; with a fair amount of flavor robustness, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish as expected. Overall this is a nice spiced session beer. Good balance of malt, ginger, and hop flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a copper-amber color with a good white head and some nice lacing. The nose is pretty much just taken over by a good amount of ginger. The taste is along the same lines--it's ginger, ginger, and more ginger. It's really hard to describe much on this as the spicy ginger is about all that I'm able to taste. Maybe a touch of malt in the background. It gets to be a bit much toward the end, making this a bit hard to drink all that much of.

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Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
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 nickfl
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours with a large, creamy white head and a golden orange color. Clarity was good, but the second half of the bottle had some wisps of yeast that contributed a dense haze, but no chunks.

S - Strong fresh ginger aroma with slight grassy hops and a bit of caramel malt.

T - Distinct ginger flavor backed with herbal hops and moderate bitterness. The finish is clean without any real lingering flavor.

M - Light, smooth texture with moderate to high carbonation. There is just a little bit of astrengency present.

D - This beer is light and fairly easy to drink with a strong ginger character, but I can't say I really enjoy it. The problem for me here is the type of ginger character; the aroma it good but the flavor is too medicinal and lacks depth. There is none of the spicy, flavorfull ginger that I have occasionally experianced in some other beers. A bit more malt sweetness to balance out the ginger and hops would really help here.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beautiful deep gold ale clearly delivers a ginger punch without going overboard; and backs it with a lightly sweet maltiness and firm bitterness. It's fairly one-sided, as you might guess, but it is refreshing and enjoyable. On a hot summer day after biking or during a fishing excursion, one of these just might be what the doctor ordered!

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