nealblind (466) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark red gold pour dense head. Aroma of malt, ginger, citrus, corriander-like spice. tastes like ginger, ketchup, some macro gross hops on the finish. Hard carb watery and sweet. Skip it.
maxwelldeux (2925) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a darker amber color with a smallish tan head on it. Nose is heavily ginger laden, to the point that it overwhelms anything else in there. Taste is a little sweet, and also overwhelmed by the ginger flavor. Not a fan of this...
drjay44 (2445) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
651 ml. bottle. Per the label Nugget hops were changed to Saaz and the Laughing Budda is gone. Pours a medium well retained ivory head, with some lacing over a clear dark amber (SRM 15) body....nose is light cereal, ginger, citrus peel....taste is citrus with lemon and orange tones, light cereal, ginger, minimal bitterness, dry throughout, with light ginger tingle on the finish....mouth feel light, carbonation low with minimal acid. This is a, not unpleasant, ginger dominated beer. They walked the line between a light amber beer and ginger ale very nicely. It is simple in both aroma and flavor. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Aggie Liquor Fort Collins. Pours a fairly clear dark orange appearance with a tan head. Jesus, the aroma is heavy ginger along with a bit of citrus and floral notes. Decent body. A touch sweet, potpourri, ginger, lemon, lavender flavor. I don’t really like ginger beers but I guess this one is ok.
Syzzer (570) - Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from bomber on thanksgiving. Defined ginger crisp smell. Flat, light hay yellow. Somewhat citrusy -water finish. 4.85 bd. 6.5 joek.
gsteed7 (5) - - OCT 1, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
fantastic Ginger nose, drinks dry with a fantastic ginger finish.. wonderful with spicy foods
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Whole Foods. Clear, orange-gold pour with a short white head which fades quickly to a thin rim. Nose is a lot of ginger and spices, with some sweet caramel malt. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Ginger, caramel, a bit of orange zest and something like nutmeg - maybe the galanga, which can be earthy-spicy or lightly spicy, depending on how and when it’s used. Fairly refreshing, but not something I’d have every day.
Gription79 (2130) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The aroma is spicy ginger, orange, hint of citrus. The flavor is more pleasant then aroma, lemony ginger, very strong ginger, dry finish. Meh.
lupulicious (30) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22. Lightly sweet palate, medium head that recedes in the glass Minimal lace, light carbonation, light hop flavor. Perfect ABV to carry the flavor along.
Excellently rendered ginger flavors in this beer: it has the warmth, fruitiness, and peppery kick of a good fresh knob of ginger. Fruity ginger aroma.
Delicious with spicy Asian foods.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
8th June 2009
Hazy amber beer. Dry palate. Fresh tasting ginger but it’s somewhat diluted and there is nothing much else going on. A very over dry finish with a trace of banana.