SG111 (2033) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2016 LeRose (79) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Bottled, no date. Poured into a lager glass a hazy golden color with a humongous frothy head the subsided and laced very well. Aroma was a whiff of gingers and not too much else, maybe a bit of breadiness. The taste was therefore a surprise. Just a touch of ginger, but holy grapefruit, Batman! The bitterness from the rind and albedo, yet a fresh grapefruit juice note works underneath and brings some tartness and sweetness. The ginger comes back on the end with a bit of tingle and dryness. The body is medium, kind of smooth. Overall. It isn’t strong enough in ginger for me to call it a ginger beer, but reminds me more of a grapefruit shandy if I mixed a medium body lager with fresh grapefruit juice.
The citrus and ginger really linger in a very pleasant way. Hours after drinking, still have a very faint flavor of grapefruit and the ginger tingle. Nice. This would pair well with seafood, maybe Thai food,.
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 Tap at the source. Pours hazy orange, almost no head. Aroma is ginger, lime, orange. Flavor is light citrus, crisp lagerness, ginger. Mildly astringent finish. Not bad. Light, easy drinking. solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Lots of ginger indeed. Not sure why I dove into this. Clear golden pour with ok head. Tangy finish. Light grapefruit. Tap at brewpub. KyotoLefty (10689) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
Taster from Tap at the brewery. Big ginger nose. Sweet flavor, ginger, citrus. Soft, oily body. Not my thing for sure, but a well done and decently balanced ginger and citrus beer. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2014
draft at brewery, lots of ginger and a blanket background flavor of grapefruit, its decent, was a little too flat for me, ok it was completely flat, doh’t Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2014
This spicy ginger and light citrus. Pour is pale with little head. Aroma is ginger, lemon, and grapefruit. Taste is dry citrus, soap, lemon, fruit loops. Dry as a bone.
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2013
500ml bottle in a tulip (old bottle - 2012). Pours transparent copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of light ginger, some light grapefruit, a little citrus and floral hops, and some pale/wheat malts. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. This beer would be great fresh, so I can’t wait to try it again. BroSpud (2247) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Sample at brewery. Better than most of the ginger beers I have tried though probably because the ginger is very subtle in this one. The grapefruit is more noticeable than the ginger and the hops predominate. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Very heavy ginger in the nose. Nothing much else. Flavor is similar but with a nice hoppy bitterness added in. Light citrus. Travlr (26105) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Draft. Hazy amber orange color, massive off white head. Aroma of ginger, obviously. Taste is bitter straw and roots, sour citrus. Interesting. Couldn’t drink a lot of this one, though.