oh god i bought this before i saw the explanation/ad copy on the website:
The hip hop world has given us loads of ideas, so we thought it was only right we beerify the most famous cocktail rap has given the world.
Gin & Juice is a beer that combines the classic pale ale style, the rich, aromatic notes of gin botanicals and sweet fruit flavours that provide the juice for this party.
Bucket loads of juniper berries, citrus peel and aromatic spices give the beer a delicious, dry note, which is balanced out by the juicy fruit flavours from some punchy hops. It’s like an afterparty in your mouth!
‘given us’ sure does a lot of work considering how appropriation works! i just, ok, whatever, there’s so much going on in that i’ll just let it hang there like the embarrassment aneurysm it just gave me. anyways, Laid back!
as for the actual beer, it’s not terrible! i probably wouldn’t get it again because it’s not really my cup of tea but the gin and juice (mostly orange) do come through, and it’s not too hoppy. or, the hops that are there work with the gin botanicals to give it kind of a grassy backbone for the sweet/juiciness to come and go on. the only downside is what the description above calls ‘aromatic spices’ because it reminds me too much of halloween-time pumpkin beers. 4/5 for the effort and complexity even tho it’s not really for me