Good Juju | Left Hand Brewing Company

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-27-2001

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#44,192
Reviews:
429
Ratings:
1,315
pDev:
16.72%
Bros Score:
3.81
 
 
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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Chugs13
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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 TubaManJack
2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

$2.50 loose bottle

I must put as a disclaimer that I love ginger and have had some great experiences with Ginger Ales in NZ.

Appearance
The colourful bottle yielded an average light yellow body. The head is rather drab and quickly falls away. The carbonation was quite apperaent.

Nose
A little fresh ginger on the nose along with some plain malts. There is also a bit of herbal hops tossed in there. Overall a bit weak in the nose.

Taste and Mouthfeel
The bulk of this beer's taste is similar to a generic non- adjunct lager with a slight ginger aftertaste. The ginger presence falls off after the halfway point and is hard to taste. I liked the mouthfeel it contained the right carbonation level and satisfying light.

Overall this beer seems best suited to follow mowing your lawn or after being in the hot sun. It has the right balance of a standard lager with a slight ginger twist. It's weaker than a shanty and leaves a bit for any ginger beer lover.

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Photo of wceaton
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of jacobdensford
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of ridgeline23
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.82/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Completely clear, bright golden body. Bubbly, thin white head. Looks like a drinkable lager.

S - Plenty of fresh ground ginger root in this bouquet. A sweetness that reminds me of candied ginger, or pickled ginger. There is a tropical fruit aroma maybe like guava and mango.

T - A great mouthful of ginger itself. They hit the nail on the head here. I'm glad to be able to taste plenty of the showcased special ingredient. The ginger profile is as close to the real thing as possible, as if it had been grated into my beer. The only thing is the spice factor is low, and the hop character of the beer is mild too, but very complimentary. A fruit sweetness is there, but non-distinct.

M - Light, effervescent and refreshing. Crisp and clean with a clean finish. Drinkable.

O - Once again, I love that the ginger shines. The main ingredient should be showcased and presented in its most natural form in my opinion. Well done.

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Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Arherring
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of robo90124
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of cincyfan90
2.69/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Aroma: appealing, non overbearing ginger

Appearance: golden hue

Taste: slight ginger, however it has a watered down malty taste that is distracting. It is moderately dry.

Overall: This beer left no positive impression on myself; it is comparable to a ginger flavored mainstream lager such as coors light, etc

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Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of SickNukes
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of AJD1201
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TedSneakman
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BeerdNick
2/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of elec
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Dave121275
4.5/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Traillama
1.82/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I love anything with ginger but could not detect any ginger flavor. Metallic smell that affected the flavor. I'm fairly forgiving but this is a real disappointment. In order to get to my character minimum will add that it is a beautiful evening along the front range in Colorado.

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Photo of gatornation
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

from 12 oz bottle

A- pour a mostly clear light amber color with very little head and a small white collar

S- ginger and malt with spice

T- was ginger first with malt and spice a little baked bread

M- was thin with low carbonation a little watery

O- spice and ginger lead this brew in a watery way its just average and uneventful low ABV makes it drinkable but not much going on here

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Photo of jwhancher
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a variety pack last year. Had a bottle of this in my beer fridge stashed away. Bottled on date read 4/18/11. Popped the top and poured into a standard pint glass for review.

A: Pours a hazy copper with light amber tints. Not sure if the haze is from yeast or sediment or something else. Had a nice white head that eventually fades into a thin lacing.

S: Aroma screams ginger through and through. Some underlying malt sweetness but the ginger takes the cake here.

T: Again a strong ginger presence. Reminds me of making a pumpkin pie and sniffing the ginger spice right before adding it in with the rest of the ingredients. The ginger either lends or melds with a floral presence in the beer. Perhaps this is due to hop character or some other unknown. A very interesting taste - it's sort of like ginger tea in beer form.

M: Feels light & dry with an assertive hop bitterness at the tail end. Low alcohol makes this somewhat easy drinking if you can tolerate the ginger presence.

O: It's an interesting take on a spice beer. I don't mind it, but I'm not sure I'm a huge fan of ginger. With that being said, it's a well made beer that is mostly either love it or hate it. With me, I'm a bit in between. Then again, there's probably a reason this one sat in my fridge for close to a year.

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Good Juju from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 1,315 ratings