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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshing wheat beer spiced with fresh ginger root. The process of making this wheat beer has been nicknamed "special ginger tea", due to the fact that we add over 20 lbs. of fresh ground ginger root into the boil. We use pale malt, and wheat, as well as Target and Whitbread Goldings Variation hops to flavor this light, summer ale. Island Ginger is particularly popular during the warmer summer months, though thanks to the ginger kick it has, it would also be warming in the cold winter months.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drainey99 (9) - Chicago, USA - OCT 1, 2001
Light and refreshing with a stong ginger flavor. A good summer beer.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (5692) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Comes golden brown with an average beige head. Aroma and taste of ginger, malt, and wheat. Not a fan of ginger in beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (219) - Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Nice medium slightly cloudy amber. The wheat and ginger flavor our subtle. This is not my favorite style but I kind of like this beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrodooo5 (1542) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Light, drinkable, & not over the top ginger. Pretty nice for the summer but nothing special. Decent pour & aroma. Not bad!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (10891) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle. Toffee malt and ginger aroma. Hazy amber with small head. Sweet ginger and very light toffee malt flavor. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (6207) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy/dirty gold with a creamy white head. Strong ginger aroma.....light vanilla, wheat. Ginger and wheat malt taste. Sweet and carbonated.. Ok for what its advertised, its definitely ginger-riffic......but its also a little cloying.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (5625) - Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2014
bottle, just a plain lifeless pale ale. Nothing wrong with it, a little grainy. Was just hoping to taste some ginger and i didnt. Oh well.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1095) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours a slightly orangey dark amber with a thin off-white head that is gone quickly. Nose is slightly skunky and reminiscent of the back room of the store I worked at as a teen, where we kept empties. Taste is balanced. Not too sweet. Not particularly hoppy. Ginger comes through in the aftertaste. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Not bad, but not as gingery as I had hoped and not good enough to keep me coming back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
monk191 (1856) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Hmmm, polarized on this one. Pours a nice orange with a white head, and smells very good, with ginger and lemon. Taste starts of nice, with lots of ginger, but then ends with this weird sweetness that is off putting. Had on tap at the brewery.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (2020) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Aroma: Not as much ginger as Id expect in the nose; more hefe-like in character with a little banana and wheat. Appearance: Light, hazy bronze body with a creamy white head that settles into a white ring. Flavor: Thankfully, much more ginger apparent here; hefe character more prevalent toward the finish with some dried wheat and banana. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: I warmed up to this a bit; a little odd, but still a solid, interesting beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guisepp (3) - - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
A summer beer with a kick! Light but spicy; orange-ish color, lively on the palate with a fruity finish. A nice, drinkable beer on a summer day.


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