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Ghost In The Machine - Parish Brewing Company

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 20
Gots: 9 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Yeti1979, Mar 02, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. This one was hard as hell to find. Got it at Acquistapace's in Covington, LA.

A: Opaque golden. A one finger foamy white head that slowly dissipates to a foamy ring. Thick lacing.

S: Grapefuit dominates followed by piney hops.

T: Smooth, creamy. Low bitterness. Follows nose with a wonderful balance. Citrus and grapefruit. Juicy with light malts. Semi sweet. Just terrific.

M: Medium to heavy with thick, creamy carbonation.

O: Worth the hype, worth the search. I hope Parish makes more of this Ghostly Machination. Recommended.

brewskifan55, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

tbryan5, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

aquazr1, Jun 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

kwkdmk, Mar 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

jtladner, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of JamesStreet
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

JamesStreet, Feb 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

tetu, Feb 25, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

TeetsWenger, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Denzo, Apr 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Had this the first go-around and loved it. It has been re-released, this time in 4-pk 12oz bottles. Even better!

BuddyE, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

JamLand, Mar 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Jlog7910, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

CRJMellor, Mar 15, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%

EgadBananas, Saturday at 08:27 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

BuckTuckian, Friday at 05:43 PM
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

GreesyFizeek, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

largadeer, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of JDice20
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

JDice20, Mar 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

BayouBengal1537, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

injuredreserve, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of TheAleRunner
4.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

TheAleRunner, Feb 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Jonbw, Apr 29, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +9.3%

cfaulman, Feb 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Broanoke, Saturday at 02:09 AM
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Ghost In The Machine from Parish Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.