Ghost River Riverbank Red | Ghost River Brewing

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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:
85
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.09%
 
 
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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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 djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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...

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Tone
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of yeast, slight hop, and a hint of wheat. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, slight yeast, and slight wheat. Overall, good appearance, but average aroma, blend, and body.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | 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.

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

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

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 CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Redrover
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was on tap for at the Local Gastro Pub in Memphis. $3 during happy hour. Served in a shaker, the beer is a chill hazed garnet with a skim of a tan head.

The nose is of milled grains and caramel.

The taste is a cross between slow poke sucker and whole grain crackers. This is a pretty good example of a standard red. It’s a little sweet & slight grainy with just a whisper of hops.

The mouth is a tad above average.

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Photo of rorjets
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jsprain1
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours on the red side of amber. A decent foamy head that has pretty good lacing.
S- Smell is malt-centric, with a yeasty aroma as well, and some spicyness to it.
T- The taste is more of the same. A bit spicy up front, malty in the finish. Just enough hops to balance it all out.
M- This was the only real issue with this one. Maybe it was just this one but I found this overcarbonated. The body was fine, but I felt that the carbonation made it too aggressive and over-crisp.
D- This is a pretty easy to drink beer. It's a pretty simple beer, but one that is easily consumable.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

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Photo of target88
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Ghost River Riverbank Red from Ghost River Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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