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Ghost River Glacial Pale Ale - Ghost River Brewing

Ghost River Glacial Pale Ale
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.32%

Brewed by:
Ghost River Brewing visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ghost River Glacial Pale Ale has a healthy portion of caramel malts and gives this beer its brilliant amber color. Brewed with Glacier hops, this new American-grown hop variety
gives the beer a unique, complex flavor (mint and citrus) with a balanced clean finish.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: Vancer on 04-12-2009)
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A slightly hazy orange in color with a big off-white head. Aromas of fresh mint and some orange peel. Taste is more mint and orange, with a toasty bread middle, and a piney, earthy finish. Mouthfeel is good. Excellent flavor for the gravity. Overall a very good pale ale that I would get again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 00:17:59 | More by tronester
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color and a billowy head that leaves sheets of lace

Smell: Toasty, with a faint grainy character

Taste: Toasted malt and caramel, up front, followed by an herbal, slightly minty hop element; the resinous herbal character and caramel sweetness highlight the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Well-balanced but a bit lacking in the hop department; more of a malt forward pale ale

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2.73/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Light amber with a thin head.
S- The smell was underwhelming. Slightly malty, with some hops but not enough of either or both to be fully satisfactory.
T- Toasted malt, with just a bit of tropical fruit hoppiness that also has some minty qualities.
M- Light bodied and moderately carbed. This one didn't enough weight though.
D- A drinkable pale. Not my favorite pale but decent enough that it can go well with some BBQ. It's a decent beer, but there are better pales out there.

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08-25-2010 00:43:07 | More by jsprain1
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pours a clear amber with somewhat of a white head that goes away rather quickly, and an okay lacing.

smell is slightly hoppy, some malt, and a little citrus.

taste is like or average pale ale with a little kick, good malts that are a little on the sweet side, hops, some caramel, ends smooth with a little more bitterness than norm.

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08-06-2010 01:12:29 | More by froghop
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P: Served on-tap at Memphis Pizza Cafe and presented in a pint glass.

A: Pours a light amber color with a thin capping of foam.

S: Malt and subtle hops, and not much else.

T: Toasted malty flavor, followed by caramel overtones and subtle bites of hoppy bitterness. As it warms, bursts of citrus pineapple come into play.

M: Smooth and moderately carbonated.

D: Fresh and flavorful. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this well-balanced local offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%
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Had at the Repeal of Prohibition party at Schlafly Bottleworks in St Louis.

This was one of the first beers I had at the tasting event. It has what I look for in an IPA - a nice citrus aroma (I also got a whiff of pine), a grapefruit like taste, a nice body, and bold hop goodness. This met all those qualifications. It had a slight oiliness to it, but it did not inhibit my enjoyment.

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4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was the in-house brew at BB Kings in Memphis, and after a Ghost brown at the Flying Saucer I knew it would be good.

But Damn! What a brew! A clear amber in the BB King souvenir pint glass, plenty of ivory head and lace...

But let's get to the taste. Wow, they say it's made with Glacier hops - I am now a big fan! This brew was one step away from a west coast IPA - tons of citrus, orange with a big hop finish. Thick bodied, oily sheen left after sipping. I was totally impressed, and look forward to the next change to sample this fine frosty.

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04-12-2009 02:09:13 | More by Vancer
Ghost River Glacial Pale Ale from Ghost River Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.