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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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220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 14
Gots: 33 | 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: 220 | Reviews: 39
Reviews by VelvetExtract:
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Cloudy yellow. Decent head. Body glows lightly.

S-Interesting. A bit musty. Light, crackery malt. Fruity yeast. Lighter hops bring some tropical fruitiness.

T-Quite similar to the nose. Fruity yeast and some pale maltiness. Subtle hoppiness which brings soft citrus and a hint of grass.

M-Light, crisp and it drinks easy.

O/D-A neat brew. Would like to see some more muscle here in the flavor but I enjoyed my sample.

More User Reviews:
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 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 LXIXME
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Medium sized big bubbly head slowly settles above a pale straw golden colored beer that is pretty cloudy with a whole lot of small particles suspended throughout.

Citrus and fresh mowed grass like hops styles with a bit of malt grain trying to sneak in there.

A carbonated fizzy tasting beer with a bit of hops keeping it slightly bitter with a bit of the citrus aspects the aroma held.

A slight dryish aftertaste without much taste on this lighter bodied beer.

Similar to Hopside Down in the fact that the aroma is much bolder than the taste.

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 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 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.

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Haven't tasted anything in the Wasatch lineup too special until I had this one.

One finger head initially, little lacing.

A: A nice light cloudy golden color, definately looked different.

S: Light sweet hop aroma, not very strong but definately there.

T: Almost a mix between a good Hef and an Ipa. Nice fruity hop kick with some zest of citrus and spices.

M: Medium carbonation, nice mouthfeel, you can feel the cloudiness. Definately works well with the taste.

Overall. This is definately not an awesomely hop punched brew like a typical great IPA, but it is very refreshing from the line of Ipas I've been sampling that all taste basically the same. Great sesion beer, easy drinking, but very tasty. I was surprised.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Reidrover
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz single from "Lifesource" Salem. $1.79 Pours a cloudy yellow with a good sized thick and bubbly white head. Fresh spicy,lemony hop aromas..very lively. Taste is much the same as the aroma with a bit of pepper thrown in..quite delightful and zesty!! Good and alive mouthfeel..nice Nice drinkable beer

Photo of MistahBeah
2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Interesting for an IPA. Murky straw colored with lots of carbonation but little head retention. No lacing to speak of. If I didn't know any better I'd say this was either a witbier or a saison. Bonus points for originality

Aroma: Citrus and a yeasty wet hay smell. If I didn't know any better I'd say this was a witbier or a saison...

Taste: So I think this may be a witbier afterall. There's a light citrus profile and a wheaty twang. Some spice like pepper on the finish. There's not much else to it. Honestly tastes somewhat shandyish

Mouthfeel: Very crisp. Pretty refreshing. Tingly from the citrus and spice. Clean. Watery

Overall: Not for me. Granted it's something new (to me at least) so I will give them credit for not making another average IPA. Unfortunately this brew is below average in my book

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 Algebrew
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a cloudy, dull yellow with an airy, tall head which dissipated rather quickly.

Smell: Citrus hops along with a very sweet, fruity aroma - peach, apricot, ect.

Taste: The beginning rises into the citrus hops; the middle carries the most of the bitterness from the hops, but there wasn't enough of this; the end finished with the peachy sweet flavoring.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation was strong upfront, but carried through well; smooth enough.

Overall: This one was decent, I was expecting a slight bit more bitterness versus fruitiness.

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 mactrail
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright white head on a hazy light golden brew in the tall glass. Very nice aroma of flowery hops and pineapple. Nice carbonation that lasts all the way down the glassful.

I'd have to call this a hopped-up Witbier, which is maybe the right category. Brewer says it's dry hopped (45 IBUs) with a touch of coriander. Light bodied, pale malt flavor, and a spicy flavor. A very nice mouthful of hops but only a moderate bitterness. You certainly wouldn't mistake this for the usual hop-crazed IPA. A little funky graininess, almost a hint of plastic, along with the spice. But it's actually quite quaffable and would be worth seeking out on a Utah beer expedition.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at Utah Brewers Cooperative brewery store in Salt Lake.

Photo of Lemke10
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmmm a white IPA, sounds interesting! It pours a cloudy pale yellow color; much like a summer shandy looks in a glass only with a lot better head retention. The aroma is full of bitter hops just waiting to tickle you nose. The taste is quite citrusy with a pretty good bitter bite. It almost taste like a lemon zest beer infused with lots of hops. This is an interesting, different style of brew for sure. Something you have to try to for yourself.

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Wasatch GhostRider White IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
83 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.