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Ginger Twin - Half Acre Beer Company

Ginger Twin

Overall: 7.6/10 by 2 dudes

Dudes: 7.6/10

Trend: 7.6/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Amber Ale

ABV: 6.50%

Season: One-time

Have Another: 100%

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355 beers rated with a 7.9 average
  • 7.5/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Pale Amber.
  • Deep orange and very cloudy, nice white and medium thickness. Slight ginger but those notes bent the hops aromas resulting in something unique and hard to pin down.

    The Amber/Red Style allows a wide range of deepth. Surprisingly this brew in medium weight. This is only the second "ginger" flav brew I've had (Ju-Ju by Left Hand was the first) so don't have a much of a comparison base. More subtle than I'd have expected. It's hard to isolate the notes. It's not a bad beer, it's just that all the elments tie together so closely. The implication in the name "India style" is that there's big hops, maybe but is the ginger muting this particular hops personality? It's not sweet at all, but is that gain due to a unique ginger/hop override. There's nothing wrong with this brew, but may be a bit of an experiment that's need a little more tweaking. Needs more balance, the various flav's may be off-setting not enhancing. If this one-off comes back, I'll try again.
  • Reviewed: Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 22:07:17
  • Tasted: April 17, 2010 by rich
  • $8.99 for 22 oz. bottle
1,142 beers rated with a 7.8 average
  • 7.6/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • Color: Dark Gold
  • Poured somewhat cloudy with a half glass of frothy, slightly off-white foam. Retention was really good while the retention was sticky and web like.

    Aroma is sweet malt with a pine and earthy hop sitting on top of that backbone. Ginger with bread malt are both minor.

    Taste is really big on caramel malt adding a nice sweetness element while there is a pleasant citrus and pine hop addition to balance.

    Seems to be a little thin at time in the mouth. Carbonation is heavy end of light.

    An easy drinking red as some of them can be off the deep end this one is near the other end of the spectrum. The ginger and hop additions are subtle and add a little complexity to the beer. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 22:05:18
  • Tasted: April 17, 2010 by scot
  • $8.99 for 22 oz. bottle