durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I generally can’t really get down with beers featuring ginger, but I was pleased at how relatively subtle it was. Some earthy notes and some pepper, well balanced hop and malt action. Grass. Pours light clear orange. Fine, but nothing special.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery, Durham. Slightly hazy deep gold pour, moderate head. Nose is certainly quite ripe and herbal, with a bit of wood and grassy hops in there. Kind of reminds me of that Westbrook wit in some ways. Prominent ginger but kind of one-dimensionally grassy.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the way home from RBWG JAX stopped in honor of my friends at the Cackalacky Sauce www.cackalacky.com Sweetly carbonated transparent body and nice lacing. Crisp mouthful with mild citrus mild hops and ginger.
OldGrowth (2418) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10oz pour at Flying Saucer Raleigh. Ok aroma, sweet. Soft ginger, kind of like larger produced ginger ales. Grassy. Tad hazed orangy gold color. Ok initial head that faded quick. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body thin smooth mouthfeel. Dry finish. Ok, fun to try, but I don’t see me having a lot of it.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent yellow colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was medicinal and ginger. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild citrus mild hops and ginger. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 78. Cask at Brewvival. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin frothy head. Decent head retention. Big fresh ginger aroma with some other herbal notes and pale malts. The taste is ginger, caramel, toasted malts. Much like ginger snaps. Medium bodied.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m very surprised and impressed that we got this one before North Carolina. Draft at ChurchKey. Clear golden color, bright white head. Aroma of subtle mixed spices. The ginger really comes through in the taste, but it’s not overwhelming. Very drinkable.