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Wasatch GhostRider White IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch GhostRider White IPAWasatch GhostRider White IPA

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lemke10 on 12-19-2012)
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Photo of cbutova
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

cbutova, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of goochpunch
3.65/5  rDev 0%
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.

goochpunch, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of sirhc3034
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%

sirhc3034, Tuesday at 06:41 AM
Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

a77cj7, Monday at 07:11 AM
Photo of Techichi
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Techichi, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of Jtnoel
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Jtnoel, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of corywalston
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%

corywalston, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Professor_Yeesh, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%

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.

Mebuzzard, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Hatemeifucan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Hatemeifucan, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Dello
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Dello, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of Cmoe12
3.76/5  rDev +3%

Cmoe12, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of costanzo_mike
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

costanzo_mike, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Hootie159
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Hootie159, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  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.

biboergosum, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Jman_01
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Jman_01, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kylehay2004, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of afinepilsner
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

afinepilsner, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of TEdubbaD
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

TEdubbaD, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of CopperMtnPlowboy
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

CopperMtnPlowboy, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Camjmorton
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Camjmorton, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%

Appearance 4.75
Aroma 4.25
Taste 3.75
Mouthfeel 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.

jngrizzaffi, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of CDraper33
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

CDraper33, Sep 13, 2014
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Wasatch GhostRider White IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
83 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.