Review - Left Hand Brewing Company's Juju Ginger
"Our beer is basically a pale ale brewed from a relative low gravity, with some of the hops which would normally be used in the beer replaced by freshly ground ginger root. The beer is light in body, lower in alcohol, has a distinct ginger aroma, and has a very crisp finish. It was initially brewed as a refreshing alternative to the plethora of wheat beers which are popular in the summertime. Popular demand turned it into a year round beer." -- Left Hand Brewing
Pours a hazy light amber to dark yellow color with a thin wispy white head with very short retention. The head has broken down into what looks like a dusty layer on the top of the brew. Very still body. Aroma is moderate strength maltiness with some sweet sugary candy notes, some fruity esters, and a sprinkling of ginger. Initial taste is very gently bitter with an overpowering dose of ginger. Towards the finish, the bitterness increases a bit, but the strength of the ginger doesn change and just carries through right to the end. Light to medium bodied, there\'s a slight bit of dryness on the mouth with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation. A middle of the road beer made with a lot of ginger in the aroma and taste, it\'s not a bad beer, but nothing we'd drink a few of. Everything in moderation, and the ginger isn\'t in moderation here.
Reviewed on July 27th, 2008.