Hard sodas are all the rage now, and although I’m not the biggest fan of them, Val likes them. So, I saw this on the shelf and brought home a four-pack for her and she gave me a few sips.
Style: Ginger Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Get ready to go buckmild with Henry’s Hard Ginger Ale. We took the simple, delicious and refreshing taste of ginger ale, balanced herbal and ginger notes with real cane sugar, and added a little kick of something we call ‘maturity.’ It’s a modern twist on a classic, kind of like you.”
Random: I always associate ginger ale with being sick or being on a plane (since that’s what I would always get as a kid).
This soda poured with a quarter finger of white head that dissipated instantly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was clear and light yellow in color. As I assumed, there was a lot of carbonation on this, like you would expect from a soda. The nose was filled with ginger and this odd artificial note. It wasn’t sweet but almost like plastic-like. It also had an herbal note that I couldn’t place. The taste had a sugary sweetness, almost like a ginger candy mixed with aspartame. The ginger in the taste was even more artificial and off-putting. The plastic note was muted in the taste but by no means was this good. The body was thick and almost syrupy with lots of carbonation. It had a quick, but sweet finish. The pounder can was $1.50, which broke down to $.09 per ounce, and certainly tastes cheap. I ranked this based on other hard sodas I’ve had and I rated this higher because it was drinkable, but I wouldn’t have it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0