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Ghost Ship White IPA - Capital Brewery

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Ghost Ship White IPAGhost Ship White IPA

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 86
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: northcoastwolf on 04-06-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 86
Photo of woodychandler
3.4/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I was bemused when I saw this during my most recent WisCANsin visit as it is further proof that in this day and age, everything is an IPA. I figure that if they went to the trouble of a) making it and b) putting it in a CAN, then the least that I CAN do is include it on/with The CANQuest (tm).

From the CAN: "Wheat Ale with Coriander and Citrus Peel"; "This unfiltered ale is brewed with wheat, spices, and citrus, which are accentuated by the bright grapefruit flavor and aroma of Amarillo hops. Don't let its plae color fool you, it's scary good!"

The loud Crack! inspired me to CANduct an inverted Glug and the foam began coming up pretty quickly, so I had to back off to prevent overflowing. I ended up with three fingers of rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention that began to leave loads of lacing as it fell. Color was a cloudy Golden-Yellow (SRM = > 5, < 7) with loads of floaties in evidence. Nose smelled like freshly-squeezed grapefruit. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was sort of a letdown following the nose. It was nowhere near as intense and it did not seem to meld its CANponents very well with the coriander coming across as overwhelming. The finish was dry, thanks to the spice and hops, but I just felt like it could have been tastier. Capital Brewery used to be solely lagers and this does not play to their strengths. (1,356 characters)

Photo of scaliasux
3.63/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - Medium orangish-yellow. Cloudy. Tall white head. Pretty persistent.
S - Hops prominent, but not especially strong.. A little underlying malt sweetness. Bread and grapefruit, maybe something tropical.
T - Hoppier than I thought. Resiny grapefruit mild sweet malt. Unusual spiciness - coriander it would appear. (321 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
2.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served from the can in a tumbler at Ranalli's.

Dunno how this bachelor party made its way to this random Wisconsin-centric bar, but who am I to argue here, right? Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy brass topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises bright flowers, wet grass, greens, and a hint of cardamom. The taste brings in more of the same, then, quite unfortunately, things take a sudden and direct turn toward a kale- and cabbage-filled path, the former taking preeminence. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, this probably could have been a decent "white IPA", but the strange and thoroughly bitter vegetable character does a massive disservice. (737 characters)

Photo of TheSSG
3.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a soapy, white head that has great persistence. A citrus aroma wafts up; orange peel and pine-citrus hops. Hazy, straw color. Starts with a bitter, citrus flavor. You can really taste the orange rind. There is a slight floral aspect of hops behind this. Sweet malt develops briefly, but bitter orange rind comes right back in.

This is one of the better White IPA's I've had. The hops used blend perfectly with orange rind (which is a super common flavor I get in a lot of hops), so this all works well. Definitely worth a try. I'd actually probably buy this one again. (576 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.89/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clouded golden with a foamy white, well-retained head. Patchy lacing sticks down the glass.

The smell is spicy coriander, orange, grapefruit, possibly a hint of lemon, and a wheat tang.

The taste is of sweet tangerine and bitter grapefruit backed by wheat tang and spicy coriander. It's an interesting, flavorful mix that works well. Dry, spicy, sweet and bitter (slightly sour) well-balanced, refreshing finish.

It is creamy smooth. Refreshing and easy-drinking.

Amarillo hops are enough to make it citric juicy but allow a subtle wheat tang and a dash of pepper to come through. A unique, refreshing brew that is complex and well-made! Very enjoyable! (663 characters)

Ghost Ship White IPA from Capital Brewery
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