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Ghost In The Machine - Parish Brewing Company

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 15
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 1 (February 2014) - Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, and smaller amounts of other varieties.

(Beer added by: HeadyTheElder on 02-19-2014)
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Reviews by Mikecap:
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev +3.6%

Had to give this a proper review. 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a nice hazy orange with two fingers of frothy white head that fades to a pretty splotchy lace.

S: Dank would sum it up. Tropical fruit galore and a wave of hops. Nice peach, mango, and bitter grapefruit come to mind. Also a beautiful piney aroma mixed with some sweet malt and hints of caramel.

T: Gorgeously bitter bite up front is balanced with citrus fruit; grapefruit, orange, peach all hit the tongue. Pine and earth come through too and this is just a great tasting DIPA.

M: Medium bodied with fairly high bitterness that just begs you to come back for more. Well balanced hops and malt.

O: A hophead's dream and easily the best Louisiana beer ever made. First tried on tap in a plastic cup and loved it. Even better out of the bottle. Parish, please, please make this a standard, year-round beer. And please ditch the 750's for 12 oz bottles!

02-22-2014 16:45:09 | More by Mikecap
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tbryan5

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +13.1%

Let me preface this review by saying that hunting this beer down (it wasn't easy)was worth the effort.

Poured from 750 ml bottle into the Parish tulip.

A- Pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a two finger snow white head that recedes at a medium pace. Little to no lacing is left behind.

S- Imagine Mike Tyson in the 4th round. He is just here to get paid and you know you are not going to win. Mike is getting restless and decides to deliver a finishing blow with a right hook but his glove is made of hops. Yea... it's kinda like that. Lots of hops. Piney, with citrus and resin. Can't wait to dive in.

T- Very crisp but with the bite of the hops that leaves you wanting more. Same as the smell and almost mouth puckering in a good way.

M- Good carbonation. Medium body that has a tingling sensation that last even after the previous sip is gone.

O- Probably the best DIPA I have had. I really can't find anything wrong with Ghost In the Machine. It was really fresh and I hope that this gets 're-released again and again. Thank you Parish for giving Louisiana a DIPA to be proud of.

02-26-2014 02:03:00 | More by tbryan5
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

06-03-2014 04:17:49 | More by aquazr1
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-01-2014 00:06:14 | More by kwkdmk
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-29-2014 00:41:12 | More by jtladner
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from bomber into a tulip
No bottle on date but is from first batch back in late Feb

A - poured a cloudy orange-amber color with a slight finger-sized cream-colored head. Not overly bubbly with a minimal lace that dissipates rather quickly.
S - this is where this beer shines. I could get stuck with my nose in the glass and not worry about getting out! Piney hops hit you first in conjunction with that dank, resiny smell. Then, bam, citrus smacks you in the nose in the form of ripened grapefruit rinds. I also get a slight bit of floral aroma as well. Also a slight maltiness sneaks in there as well.
T - bitterness comes through from the earliest part of the sip and lingers nicely until the end. That resiny hoppy bite follows from the nose and comes to the forefront a little more than the citrus part. Alcohol taste is hidden nicely. Hardly notice the 8.5%.
M - light-medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the lower side of medium. Not overly bitter. The hoppy bitterness and the malt dance nicely together throughout the entire sip. Right when you think the bitterness is getting too far ahead of itself, the malt sweetness just sucks it away before you really notice any imbalance.
O - after drinking this as much as I have at the Parish taproom and out of the bottle, I figured a proper review was due. Andrew, y'all really hit this one out the park, dude. Awesome balance and the hop profile really gives you a taste of each category. Easily, the best beer brewed in Louisiana!

02-22-2014 20:07:16 | More by JamesStreet
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tetu

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-25-2014 23:28:04 | More by tetu
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TeetsWenger

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +13.1%

Drove over to Broussard from Lafayette today for the second release of Ghost in the machine.

Drank a 5oz draught and immediate impressions were great. Super tasty, fruity, juicy brew that flows from the glass to your mouth with ease. Definitely a must try. I bought two 4 packs also. Trade, drive to South Louisiana, do what it takes to sample this brew.

08-27-2014 23:02:04 | More by TeetsWenger
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.5%

04-25-2014 03:32:07 | More by Denzo
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

03-12-2014 01:16:53 | More by JamLand
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-15-2014 00:01:14 | More by CRJMellor
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.14/5  rDev -6.3%

Pour at the Ithaca Luminous bottle release.

Pours a hazy dark orange, with a one inch fizzy head and a little bit of lacing.

Smells grapefruity and piney, with a little bit of orange and honey.

The taste is pretty similar. Fairly bitter, from the grapefruit and the pine. Mostly dry, except for a little bit of honey sweetness from the malt. The hop flavor is really nice, but not overpowering.

Medium bodied, crisp dry mouthfeel, well carbonated.

A nice little surprise, have never heard of this one before.

04-17-2014 12:52:36 | More by GreesyFizeek
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

03-09-2014 02:50:07 | More by largadeer
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JDice20

Louisiana

4.59/5  rDev +3.8%

Just... Damn this is good.

Far and away the best DIPA ever brewed in the state. Cant wait to drink more.
This beer makes me proud of Louisiana, and how far it has come the past couple of years.
Between this and Ermagherd Hops, by Great Raft.. Louisiana now has some
world class DIPA offerings. Great Job Parish

03-06-2014 17:25:16 | More by JDice20
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-05-2014 04:09:31 | More by BayouBengal1537
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-26-2014 02:20:38 | More by injuredreserve
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TheAleRunner

Louisiana

4.76/5  rDev +7.7%

Been anxiously awaiting this beer for nearly a year, since talking to the owner of Parish Brewing about it. It finally made its debut in mid-February, and the question remained: would it live up to the hype, or would it be just another double IPA?

Appearance: On 2/24/2014, I poured a bottle dated 2/19/2014 into a snifter glass, and it was a nice golden color with a hint of amber to it. The two fingered head quickly disappated and some lacing was apparent. The color is along the lines of what I expect in this type of beer: leaning toward a golden hue without being too amber or copper.

Smell: For me, aroma is one of the biggest measuring sticks for a beer of this style. If you call your beer a double IPA, it should pack a punch of hops on the nose. This one doesn't pack a punch; it's a full on assault of hops. Dank and juicy pine and citrus aromas jump out of the glass from the moment the beer is poured until the last sip. That's actually the most impressive part about this beer. Many of this style have a nice initial aroma that fades away as it's consumed. The aroma of this one is exactly what I want in a beer of this style.

Taste: The dank hops come through with more pine and citrus flavor, and a touch of malt presence is noticeable. However, this one is all hops. As it warms, more complex tropical fruits and even floral notes are evident.

Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied beer that allows the hop forward flavors to shine through. It's easy to drink for a beer that's 8.5% ABV. It's exactly what I want in this type of beer: not overly malted or heavy, and allows the hops to come to the forefront.

Overall: It's hard to say how this beer could be better. A wonderful interpretation of the style and a hop lover's dream. The hop aroma and flavor is overstated, just as it should be. This one compares favorably to the best DIPAs in the country, and it's hard to say that there is a better one in the Southeast US. This is likely the beer that puts Louisiana on the map for hopheads across the country. I'm unsure of future plans with this, as far as how often it will be brewed, but with the initial success of it, I have to believe it will be brewed on the regular.

Well done Parish, well done.

02-26-2014 14:53:14 | More by TheAleRunner
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Jonbw

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

04-29-2014 12:38:52 | More by Jonbw
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-24-2014 02:32:12 | More by cfaulman
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mattviator

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-19-2014 21:20:09 | More by mattviator
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-21-2014 05:24:46 | More by HeadyTheElder
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-28-2014 23:43:08 | More by Karibourgeois
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev -9.5%

05-18-2014 04:26:25 | More by greenspointexas
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Redpaint129

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-25-2014 20:27:04 | More by Redpaint129
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

06-02-2014 06:10:32 | More by drewone
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Ghost In The Machine from Parish Brewing Company
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