Also, I made a note with the old review that I have a picture. But I just spent a whole freakin' hour looking through old photos yet still struck out! Since I aim not to disappoint, the picture below goes with this review from the 801ontap.com blog.
Today: Good Juju
New label says "A refreshing frivolity" whatever the hell that means. Bottled on 2 24 10 (I think 95%). I am not positive because the date stamp is on upside down with some partial number in front of the first two (I think a half zero) and it's all smudged. The design is interesting with a skull camouflaged in psychedelic colors and the eyes made from snakes and rodents.
Fruity with an abundance of spice, not super strong, but distinct. Medium-flat beer is noticeable right away. I wrote flat first, but then forced myself to adjust upward. Sweet, malty, light ginger spice. Grainy and very weak flavors. Not too much to talk about here. Very boring and just OK.
January 3, 2010: Juju Ginger
Today I'm drinking Juju Ginger brewed by Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado. I couldn't quite read the bottled on date, I think it said 04 08 09 which considering today is 01 03 10 is 8 months old. Whatever. The label also says IRIE! I will let you use the Urban Dictionary to help you decode that!
Spicy aroma, definitely ginger and gets more powerful the more you sniff. Smells like freshly baked goods in the kitchen, interesting from a beer. Malty and ginger flavors to start. Flat. I mean I see bubbles and I am burping after drinking, but my palate and tongue say flat. Go figure. Grain flavors also appear. The ginger is not very strong, and I would call this a boring and bland beer overall. Left Hand has much better beers. Pass.
What do you think? Is it the same beer?
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Ginger and Ganesh: Adventures in Indian Cooking, Culture, and Love
Why does theirs include a picture of the beer in a glass? Well, thanks for asking. It's because HOF over there gives a shit about you guys and clearly is a better photographer. I hope that's not how you're judging me!