Ghost River Riverbank Red | Ghost River Brewing

BA SCORE
83
good
83 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Ghost River Riverbank RedGhost River Riverbank Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ghost River Brewing
Tennessee, United States
ghostriverbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Ghost River Copperhead Red

Ghost River Riverbank Red is the Winner of the 2011 GABF Silver Medal in Irish-Style Red Ale. Ghost River Riverbank Red is a caramel, malty-flavored beer, balanced with a crisp hop finish. Originally brewed for the Memphis Redbirds.

O.G. 1054
I.B.U. 25

Added by Tone on 08-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.36%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbehlar
2.58/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Taste: Malty, caramel, toffee creamy, slick mouthfeel. Bready, caramel malt nose. Amber/Copper color, clear, with a big foamy head and sticky lattice. Medium body. 25 IBUs

 171 characters

Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ctb6582
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jasadewi
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear amber and an off-white head.
S: Light caramel malt smell.
T: Follows the nose, with a decent toasty aftertaste.
M: Medium to light bodied.
O: Pretty fine example of an American amber. Definitely worth a try.

 217 characters

Photo of khargro2
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of doowhat
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a rich amber color with a strong malt smell. It has a nice head that stays with it the whole time. The taste is heavly malted but not overpowering. Moutful is rich flavor of roasted malt. Overall a excellent drink one I really enjoyed.

 244 characters

Photo of eblue33
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color with off-white head. Caramel malts, bread, earthiness, and some cereal on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more maltiness, decent amber.

 193 characters

Photo of bmac157beer
2.51/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Junior
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent peach color with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Toasty, a woodiness & nuttiness

T: Follows the nose, dryness & a little pine up front. Herbal & woody hops, slight cakeyness as this warms. Finishes woody & dry, with just a little toastyness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation , good balance

Drinks alright, worth a try, wouldn't buy a sixer though...

 429 characters

Photo of stortore
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear reddish tinted orange. Consistent ringed lacing.

Aroma: Malt comes forward, nicely toasted fairly rich malt. Hops much subdued, just enough to notice.

Taste: Malt, fairly full, yet more of a slightly roasted malt than caramel/toffee tones which if present are quite subdued. Enough hops to balance, actually well balanced.

Texture: Middle short of full.

Overall: Irish Red, American Brown, whatever the name flavor is what counts. This is a flavorful beer which to me could do with less roast malt flavor and higher ABV. Cleaner finish would be nice as well. Fairly generic as it goes.

 621 characters

Photo of cultclassic89
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Don't remember much, but it was okay.

37 characters

Photo of Zazzi82
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of toler13
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Teku glass.
3.5/3.5/3.75/4/3.25
Clearish orange-brown with little to no head formation.
Smells roasty and malty-sweet. Hint citrus peel amidst the caramel malt.
Tastes like caramelized, roasted barley. and not much else. Competent, but underwhelming.
Dry and vaguely metallic.
Pretty nice red ale, but not something to revisit.

 369 characters

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ghost River Riverbank Red from Ghost River Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe