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Ginger Beer Meets IPA

I recently sampled “Revenge of the Ginger: Kickin’ Ginger Red IPA” from Double Trouble Brewing.  Admittedly, I have a not so secret love for gingers and IPAs, so the name of the beer is what inspired this purchase. I’ve previously tried and enjoyed Hops & Robbers by Double Trouble.  As an added bonus the image on the can of a bearded ginger man appears to be in the likeness of one of the Double Trouble founders.

The Revenge of the Ginger poured with minimal head and had a cloudy amber hue.  There was a very subtle hop finish and I would tend to place this more in the amber beer category than an IPA.   There was a ginger smell to the beer which was accompanied by a smooth ginger taste.  The ginger flavouring in this beer overpowers the hops and makes this more of a spiced ginger beer than an IPA.  A great option if you like ginger beer, but might be a disappointment if you were looking for a strong hitting IPA.  I still enjoyed it but it was definitely not what I was expecting.

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