It's not overpowering. The yeast dominates the nose and the front end of the flavor profile. It turns to ginger as it goes down. So, there's no hot ginger flavor, but you can definitely ID the flavor. It matches the intensity of the yeast flavor fairly well. I actually reduced it from 1.0 to 0.5 ounces for this batch, so that its not so dominant. I'll do some reading about the herb/spice category.... Good idea.