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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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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews by kagent777:
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from the UBC beer store poured into my perfect pint after about 15 minutes out of the fridge.

Appearance: I was sure to swirl up most of the yeast on the bottom of the bottle. It poured with a massive white head that stuck around for a while. The beer was a cloudy straw yellow white sort of color. Would be fun to try to float a stout on top of this. Has got to be a good portion of wheat in this because the head retention and lacing are awesome.

Smell: Citrus, both from the hops and I suspect from the yeast. Not much, if any, malt smell present.

Taste: Light cracker type malts (and wheat) to go along with citrus aroma and flavors. Lemon and a bit of maybe clementine. A slight bitter bite on the end.

Mouthfeel: With the yeast and wheat, this one is a medium bodied beer. Nice crisp dry finish.

Overall: An pretty interesting style. Not sure why they introduced this during the winter, I would much prefer this to be a summer seasonal. Tastes like a hopped up witbier.

kagent777, Jan 17, 2013
More User Reviews:
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 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
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Turbo, Jun 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

SmellsofMahagony, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Dbrulet, Jan 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

alienlifeforcecube, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

juicebox, Jun 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Dello, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

schoon, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Squiglet, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

richkrull, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

LXIXME, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

ltdantheman, Mar 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

PopGun, Mar 01, 2013
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%

hsus0225, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Griffith, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

zoolou, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Jtnoel, Nov 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

mjc3151, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

beerFool28607, Mar 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

BuddyE, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

johnjohnson944, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Kmlund, Jul 17, 2014
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Wasatch GhostRider White IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
83 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.