yngwie (12682) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. It’s a clear, golden colored beer with a minimal sized off-white head. Lots of ginger on the nose, and some citrus. Not much else going on due to the amount of ginger. There’s some malty notes in the flavor, caramel and bread, with ginger, citrus and a little bitterness. Medium body, nice carbonation level, and mostly dry on the palate. Some bitterness and faint notes of metal in the ginger dominated finish. Way too much ginger I think, why do so many breweries fail to make a subtle ginger flavored beer? Of course, because they don’t want to, but still. 130829
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is ginger, grapefruit. Taste is ginger, 2nd grapefruit.
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville. Pours amber gold with a creamy off-white head. Primary aroma is ginger. Primary flavor is ginger, followed by malt and some grapefruit rind. Finish is not sweet, and pretty refreshing.
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at KFOA. Poured clear dark golden color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate grapefruit and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium spice and citrus sweet flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber color with a white head. Smells slightly citrusy, maybe some of the grapefruit coming though, but the ginger is much more prominent. Quite light overall. The flavor is quite heavy on the ginger, perhaps too much. A little bit of citrus, too. Quite refreshing, actually. Light body with medium carbonation.
Rasmus40 (9838) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of ken1. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, ginger and fruity. Flavor is medium and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. A bit thin. 180513
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of red grapefruit, ginger, light biscuit and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of ginger, light red grapefruit and light earthiness with a crisp lingering ginger citrus finish.
daknole (8539) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2011
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Gold pour. Aroma of ginger and grapefruit juice. Wow nothing really redeeming in this crap.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet is reminiscent of Vernors ginger soda or Jamaican ginger beer. Light-bodied and watery with nearly expired carbonation. The flavor is thin, thin, thin - not much ginger or anything else, with the exception of some light acidity. Finishes watery and tangy. Why bother, Shiner? Why even bother? Bottle courtesy of dosbeerigos! Why bother, Phil? Why even bother?
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
12oz can. Poured a golden color with a larger sized head. Yuck ... lots of ginger and spiciness that just didn’t agree with my tastes. A few sips and down the drain.