How’s it going everyone? I hope all is well in the better beer world for ya. For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Ginger In Your Pants produced by the Dark Horse Brewing Company located in Marshall, Michigan.
I’ve got to give a big thanks to Mr. Liquid Bread (http://mrliquidbread.wix.com/mrliquidbread) for sending this brew to me. Be sure to check out his beer reviews sometime if you get the chance.
This brew is somewhat rare, so I couldn’t find any info about it on their website, darkhorsebrewery.com, however journey over there to read about some of the other beers they produce.
This was bottle #394 out of 396 produced and it was from batch #3945.
This beer came in a 25.4 oz. bottle, yet I have no idea what the ABV is.
It poured a fairly clear, deep ruby/red color. The cap was off white, smooth and semi-creamy. It was sized very well and the retention time was way better than average. The lacing was thick and clingy too. It was a very, very nice looking beer in my opinion.
The aroma released hints of ginger spice and light caramel. A relatively strong tone of cinnamon was accounted for, which was followed by an underlying breadiness. This thing kind of smelled like those “Red Hot” candies to be honest. A little bit different, but not bad.
The taste was somewhat sugary with a touch of cinnamon and alcohol. It had a ginger snap cookie kind of flavor also. Semi-toasted breads or bread crusts added some roundess toward the end. That’s about all I got actually.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied. Smooth, somewhat crisp and mostly dry. A good amount of carbonation was to be had and a small amount of warmth was felt from the combination of the cinnamon and alcohol. A nice shot of flavor was left behind after each sip as well.
Well, this was an ok beer. I had heard some bad things about it, but I didn’t think it was nearly as bad as some others had made it out to be. I’m better off having tried it that’s for sure. A lot of other reviews stated that the ginger was too overpowering. Maybe the ginger had subsided with this bottle. The drinkability wasn’t bad and it had some decent characteristics in my opinion. Either way, if you can find it, the Dark Horse Ginger In Your Pants would be worth a try just for the sheer rarity of it. Again, I have to give a big thanks to Mr. Liquid Bread for hooking a brother up.
Thanks for reading and commenting everyone. I really appreciate it.
Until next time. Cheers.
Score: 3.5 out of 5
Mr. Liquid Bread
August 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm
I definitely “gingered in my pants” when I drank this. I was one of those who thought the ginger was too over powering.
Good review brother!!
August 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm
Thanks for sending it to me my man. I think it was a good thing to hang on to it for a while before I drank it. I’m positive that it let the ginger subside a touch. As I mentioned in the review, I did some reading on this before and a lot of people really didn’t like it because of the ginger. I’ll say that I didn’t have a bit of trouble drinking it though.