3.4AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I always appreciate a beer that uses a spice, fruit, vegetable or rare malt or hop strain that no one else tends to use. Technically, you could classify such a beer as gimmicky, but if it results in a good beer it’s forgivable. Left Hand Brewing Co. out of Colorado has taken such an approach with Good Juju Ginger: a summer-style light-bodied ale brewed with ginger. It’s an interesting variation of the typical fruity summer brews as the ginger imparts a sweet spiciness. However, I find the flavor something of an acquired taste since there isn’t a lot else here to appreciate.