Wasatch GhostRider White IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch GhostRider White IPAWasatch GhostRider White IPA

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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 13
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Lemke10 on 12-19-2012

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Ratings: 228 | Reviews: 41
Photo of Beaver13
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy bright yellow with a medium rocky white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet perfumey spices and fruit.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with a lot of citric fruit and spicy floral hops with decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation.

Overall, a decent fruity spiced IPA.

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Bukowskis. Your typical white IPA - can't say I loved this

Photo of viers002
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really liked this beer, but I have an overfondness for white IPAs.

Photo of stephens101
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bright orange with an off-white head that breaks down slowly, leaving cumulus clouds of froth in its wake. Smells of malt, lemon, orange and faint, resinous hops. More citrus (coriander, orange) flows into a slightly bitter end and some grain and peel are noticed later. Lighter in body and dry and is gone before you know it.

Not that much IPA to this one, but tastes good nonetheless.

Photo of RADrnm
4.76/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Good Beer. Great beer. Love this beer

Photo of stumac
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinkin this in New Orleans at Le Bon Temps Roule! Suggested by a distributor out here.

Photo of CraigP83
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into pint glass. Light golden color slightly hazy 1/8'' white head. Smells of grapefruit, hops, wheat. Very mild hops flavor fades to a grainy wheat. Refreshing.

Photo of speed_viper
4.8/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good beer but is unfiltered

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/whitish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some hops and spice. Taste is good. Hops, citrus, coriander, smooth and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%

From a can:

Big head billows up in the glass, perhaps Ishould have just drank from the can. Oh well, head settles nicely, rocky and sticky to about 2 fingers.

Very light bodied. Straw color. Dare I say "ghostlike"? A bit hazy. Head is really nice now

Aroma is light on the hops, and has really not much else. Hint of esters here and there.

Very light taste. The hops are not IPA level and provide small doses of florals. Malt backbone is fragile and light. Esters in the nose do not come through in the flavor. This is a very light IPA, and I wouldn't even call it an IPA. Nice dryness on the end, but it's a rather boring beer.

Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, a random selection from the King Soopers across from my hotel in Denver last week.

This beer pours a cloudy, medium whitish yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, rocky and frothy bone-white head, which leaves some stellar and consistent webbed lace around the glass as it slowly drops away. Now that is a 'white' IPA.

It smells of bitter, and slightly dank pine needles, peppy orange and white grapefruit rind, somewhat astringent yeast, crackery, doughy pale malt, and further muddled leafy and tropical fruit hop notes. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, orange juice pulp, leafy pine resin, sedated yeast, a bit of mixed and matched antipodean fruit, and a certain wet, almost flinty leafiness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back, just a fizzy tic here and there, the body a decent medium weight, and well smooth, with a growing creaminess as it warms. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, the malt and inherent fruitiness of the hops starting to strangle out the bitterness from the same.

A pleasant version of the style, one which puts more effort into its looks (and succeeds wildly), than in insisting that yeast be front and center. The result is a tasty, softened sort of IPA, one I could see indulging in multiple rounds, the next time I have fresh squirrel to BBQ.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden yellow color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is very good. Citric, lemon, slightly piney aroma. Slightly, lemony, malty taste up front. Maltiness is light. Mild hoppy bitterness doesn't show up until the end. Piney, citric aftertaste. Not too bad but wouldn't ever be my first choice.

Photo of Maryobeerian
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Reviewed in North End Boston over linguine. Not exactly a beer mecca so was surprised to find.
Poured from a bottle into an iced glass. Hazy, relatively dense in appearance but mouth feel is lighter than it looks. Fruity to the nose and light on palate, but a good amount of complexity to save from being insipid. Would drink again but more as an interesting accompaniment to food rather than for its own sake.

Photo of cbutova
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed during the last week when out of service area/Wifi in WY/UT. Full phone notes taken at the Watchman Campground, Zion National Park, UT.

A- Can poured into a chalice glass for the review. The body is very hazy and beyond pale, it seems to lack any heated grains. A head fills out to one finger with a frothy consistency and decent retention. A tiny ring leaves spotty lace.

S- Tropical fruit nectar notes emanate from the glass in a hop based aroma. A bit mild for an IPA but still nice notes of stone fruit pulp and some citrus.

T- Hops deliver notes of tangerine, mango, tropical and stone fruit nectar, citrus peel and floral hints. Not as juicy or pungent as other IPAs but still satisfies. Seems to be some spicy and bubble gum yeasty notes but the hops used meld everything together. Just a hint of malts.

MF- The body is light and only has a slight creaminess. Carbonation is on the high side and only cushioned a bit. Slight bitterness.

Hmm. There seems to be more yeast character here than most IPAs but not white as in Wit strength. Solid fruity hops are the star of the show and bring everything together. Nothing is off and it really hits the spot with strong but not palate wrecking hop flavor.

Photo of AliceHarley
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nicely done! Unfiltered, which leaves a good deal of the particle element which contributes nicely to any beer (in my ever unhumble opinion). Pours a light cloudy amber. Thin head. Nice, citrus aroma. One of the best hop deliveries I've seen, low on the bitter side but very present. In the world of light colored beers it is my dog's favorite, and that's quite a complement!

Photo of BrandonLBC
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A--Extremely light yellow, very close in color to some lagers that I've had. In fact, I'd like to try this next to Wasatch's new Snap Down Header IPL. One finger head disappears quickly, but leaves a lot of lacing on the side of the glass.

S--Citrusy hops are the first and foremost thing on the nose. It's followed by a hint of pine and maybe just a bit of a bread type smell.

T--Very good. Again the hops are the first thing you get, and it's a great barely bitter taste. The finish is actually lighter than I expected: bright, crisp, and citrusy.

M--Very light and crisp. Great amount of carbonation to make it refreshing. Easily the most drinkable of any version of IPA that I've ever had, though admittedly it's the first white IPA I've tried. I'll be interested to compare it to others in the style.

O--Great, refreshing beer with just the right amount of hop kick. I'll definitely be buying it again.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. New Wasatch labeling features a great rendition of a ghostrider against a black background. 6% ABV. Bottle marked enjoy by 8/8/14. Recommended food pairing: "Squirrel over an open fire." I love Wasatch.

Photo of Zorro
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly chill hazed gold with a massive white colored head.

Smells strongly of northwestern style hops. Smells strongly of pine. Little bit of soda cracker malt scent but it is mostly hops.

Starts out far sweeter than I expected. Fairly sweet with a flavor of pine needles and some woodiness.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall it is an OK beer if White IPA is your thing.

Photo of goochpunch
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hazy gold with a rocky head. Smells like a slightly hoppy wit: crackery grains and citrus. This really is a tasty witbier, but I'm not getting much IPA. Tastefully done in regards to spicing. Nice crisp, dry malt body. Hops are not in the forefront. Quite a bit of fruity esters. Mouthfeel is light and lively. Solid witbier, but lacking as a white IPA.

Photo of Rhf9120
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Citrus is the best way to describe this beer. Drank this one from the bottle and upon opening the first thing you smell is citrus trailed by a hint of hops. The beer tastes just as it smells...citusy. The taste over all was pleasant and i enjoyed it. The mouth feel of this beer was very very carbonated. Over all I really liked this beer and believe it to be a great example of a white IPA.

Photo of kwc017
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Very light. Almost lager light.

S - Wonderful. Citrus. Mild hops. Fresh and clean.

T - Similar to smell. Citrus. Light and clean taste. Very nice for the style.

M - Lots of carbonation. Almost bubbly.

O - A very nice take on a white IPA. Very drinkable. Great session brew for tailgating. Nice beer to introduce newbies into craft beer. Well done Johnny Utah!

Photo of Hops4Pops
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle
A: Poured into a pint sized beer mug. Very little head. A very light amber color with lots of particulate in it since it is unfiltered.

S: A nice smell. Bready, citrusy. Malt as the background.

T: Very light for a unfiltered craft brew. Same notes in the taste as the smell. No hint of alcohol. Well balanced.

M: Once again very smooth and light. No giant note sticks out. Quite a bit of carbonation. Well balanced. Nice clean finish.

A nice, well balanced, light tasting brew. I would say this beer is an excellent beer to use to introduce adjunct lager drinker into the realm of craft brewing. Also a great session beer for craftys.

Photo of bmwats
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Hay colored hue. Pours a 1 finger, dry, bubbly, white head. Lots of rising effervescence. Disintegrates slowly. Pretty nice beer ring lacing.

S: Sourdough bread, with lemon, coriander, and grapefruit.

T: Light bready flavor. Seltzer water, and little bit of lemon pith.

M: Kind of shallow and over carbonated.

D: Session style.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Loose dry head, lots of effervescence, and some solid lacing. Nose is sourdough with some fruit and spice. Light and shallow bready characteristics with a hint of citrus zest. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 7/1/13 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy light yellow color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus, wheat, light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a quick burst off lemony citrus sweetness that is quickly followed by some wheat and a thin malt character breadiness. Then a very strong hops bitterness comes in and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a good beer to pound for a long time.

Photo of smcolw
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good head for a bar pour. Lots of ring lace with plenty of web strands in between. The color is whitish yellow. Cloudy.

Excellent bitter and floral smell.

Refreshing drink. A bit on the thin side body wise. Above average carbonation. Starts with a pale malt base. The hop comes in slowly, subtly. Although the black pepper flavor never overwhelms, it is predominant in the swallow. The aftertaste lasts a moderately long time.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: cloudy yellow, sunny, with a bright white head of two fingers. Lots of spongy lace.

Aroma: wheat, flowers, citrus, bread crust, spices.

Taste: low bitterness, fruity hops, citrus, flowery, grassy, biscuity, light sweetness.

Mouthfeel: medium body, lower carbonation.

Overall: not a shining example of a white ipa, but its not bad at all.

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Wasatch GhostRider White IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
83 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.