TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the Cascade Barrelhouse (Portland, OR). Pours a nice glowing. Amber orange hue, decent haziness, mellow glow and frothy offwhite creamy head atop. A decent ringer and sufficient lacing throughout. Aromas are tart and lactic, a gentle yet growing ginger appeal meets that subtle softened honey sweetness. Sour lemon, lactic twang and bitter lime rind and fruit press on. A touch sweeter but the lime seems to combat that immediately. I think this nose really works well. Initial is medium bodied, a touch sweeter as that honey addition makes itself known. Fruity, subtle vanilla, yogurt tartness and mellow lactic appeal meet some sweetness, spice and earthiness. Subtle vanilla, honey and middling bready appeal, subtle oak and rye meet that ginger that grows slowly but becomes something to reckon with. The lime falls behind for me, losing itself and ending up focused on spice and some gentle honeygrye appeal in front of a more mellow lactic appeal, fun nose, solid pour but a beer that doesnt necessarily work for me in flavor and flow.
MattH (763) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. a strong ginger flavor was a the forefront, and stood out the most in this beer. Flavors of lime, honey, and graham cracker were also present. Good beer. Reminiscent of a ginger beer mixed with a tart key lime pie.
BVery (9405) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the barrel house. Another awesome beer. This one quite unique. Hazy golden yellow pour with a clingy white head. Ginger explodes on the aroma. Then the lime, which itself comes out more on the taste. Smooth soft palate with some creaminess and sweetness. Damn, this is excellent.
RedSox2004 (1599) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy golden yellow with a smallish white head and minimal lace. Heavy ginger and light lime create a Snapple-like sensation. Not a favorite.
DuffMan (9230) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewery, RBSG. Cloudy orange amber, intense lime and fresh ginger, a touch soapy, some sweetness to balance the tart/sour. Excellent.
gnoff (9497) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on June 29, 2015. At the brewpub in Portland.
2014 version, listed as 7.5% ABV.
Cloudy golden color, white head. Sweet, ginger, lemon, lime taste. Lime aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, no bitterness. Lime, sweet, fresh scent.
bytemesis (6448) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours hazy golden, large creamy off white head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is heavy ginger and lime, as advertised :). Flavor is pretty out there, honey ginger and lime are all apparent. Minimal sourness, just a hint. Some residual sugar as well contributes to medium sweetness.. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Tasty.
jkwood04 (5242) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the barrel house in Portland. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of ginger, honey, lime, some sourness, light oak, and some pale malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty unique beer, but I personally don’t like the strong ginger.
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy orange gold with small off white head. The aroma is strong lime, ginger, and oak. Thin mouthfeel with strong tart ginger, lime zest, oak, nice sourness, very nice.
GothGargoyle (2315) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy blonde with a good pale head. Aroma is, surprisingly, ginger, lime and honey. Light bodied, fruity and sweet on the palate with a short finish. Tastes like soda - ginger, lime and honey.