I've only done this twice so far. The first time was extract, the second all-grain, so it's a little hard to compare.
With the recipe as written, it's got a nice ginger nose and a good, strong ginger flavor without much bite. The base beer still comes through nicely. It's also bright and has excellent head retention.
A friend of mine (not a beer drinker) drank enough at a sitting to forget whose house he was at