Ginja Ninja Ginger Beer | Granville Island Brewery

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Ginja Ninja Ginger BeerGinja Ninja Ginger Beer

Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by leaddog on 05-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 17/6/13

A clear golden copper with a few tiny particles and lots of tiny bubbles but only a short lived finger of foam that leaves some polka dot lace

S ginger dusted apples pie crust with a little honey, straight forward but so are ginger beers

T more ginger then the nose and becomes even more one dimensional, gingers a little spicy but it still works well enough

M leaning towards medium, enough bubbles to please and the spicy kick lingers on the finish

O decent beer but nothing to get excited about, I'm just wondering when this ginger fad will fade out, I suppose it took lime a couple years to drop off the cliff

Maybe with some sushi but I doubt I'd bother again, not that's flawed or anything like that but its a ginger beer and they just don't do it for me

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.74/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle. This seems to be a different offering from their previous seasonal ginger ale release, different ABV, and with wheat in the mash bill. The name does just seem to roll off the tongue now, doesn't it?

This beer pours a clear, glassy medium golden amber colour, with one skinny finger of bubbly, quite thinly foamy dirty white head, which leaves a few microdots of speckled lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of powdered ginger - equal parts spice and musty earth - a cookie dough breadiness, an indistinct juicy citrus fruitiness, and some further tame leafy, earthy hoppiness. The taste is more muted spicy ginger, the pithy earthiness pushing back hard, with some orange and mushy apple fruitiness doing well to rescue this in the early stages, before a gingerbread-like biscuity caramel malt comes through on the back end.

The bubbles are present and fairly engaging, but just to the edge of initial pleasantries, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, in a weirdly bland sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, the sushi-side ginger and sour citrus combining with the grainy caramel malt to provide a gentle sweetness.

An agreeable enough ginger beer, one where the titular spice/root is not entirely left to its own devices, but rather, is part of more complex offering, producing something akin to a lightly weakened summer version of a winter spiced ale.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beer Revolution.

Appearance- Pours a clear gold with a 1/4 finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell- Ginger, citrus, grains.

Taste- Starts with a pleasant zing from the ginger then goes to the citrus and grains. I was hoping the ginger would stay throughout.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- An agreeable enough Ginger Beer by Granville Island. The ginger is a little restricted and could use a little more of it to give it some more "oomph". Other than that, a good attempt at a hard style to brew.

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Ginja Ninja Ginger Beer from Granville Island Brewery
Beer rating: 3.08 out of 5 with 44 ratings