Lime, honey, ginger, and cane sugar create a rewarding flavor combination in Orca Beverage’s Americana Honey Lime Ginger Ale. So let’s pop the top off this 12 oz brown glass bottle and see what’s inside!
As we’ve illustrated in previous reviews, Orca Beverage Soda Works of Mukilteo, WA, has a niche on picking up the rights to vintage or lost brands, and then marketing the product accordingly. They applied for ownership on the Americana trademark in January 2013. This product line not only includes Honey Ginger Ale, but also Root Beer, Black Cherry, Cherry Cola, Honey Cream Soda, Huckleberry, and Orange Cream Soda.
The drink is mostly clear, with the expected yellowish tint associated with most ginger ales. Scent is slightly sweet, with a note of ginger. The taste is where this product differentiates from other ginger ales.
It starts out very carbonated with a strong dose of ginger. It’s not bitter, but sweet, driven by the cane sugar. Then the unique aspect of the lime appears. It’s a great addition to the ginger ale flavor. Nice citrus accent! As the aftertaste trails off, the burn kicks in… and it’s a nice ginger burn at the back of your throat.
I can’t really taste the honey as much in this sampling, but the lime+ginger combo is the element to remember with this drink. I like that aspect. Recommended.
Americana Honey Lime Ginger Ale
Carbonated water, cane sugar, extracts of lime and ginger, pure organic honey, citric acid, natural flavors, sodium benzoate (a preservative)
A 12 oz bottle contains 160 calories, 75 mg sodium, and 43 g carbs (43 g sugars).