Ghost In The Machine
Parish Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #54
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
99
Ranked #222
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 7.81%
Reviews:
237
Ratings:
1,198
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Louisiana, United States
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Notes: Welcome to the future. Our collective human consciousness, or Ghost in the Machine, has gained a tolerance for hops beyond what mankind has ever known before. This double India Pale Ale is the necessary outcome. Brewed with obscene quantities of hand-selected Citra hops from our favorite farm in Yakima Valley, WA. Expect pungent grapefruit aromas and flavors, tropical fruit, and less harsh bitterness than most IIPAs.

100+ IBU
Reviews: 237 | Ratings: 1,198 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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PSanger from Connecticut

4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy beautiful beer. Unreal how thick hazy this looks. Had on draft in New Orleans which is an extra plus. Creamy mouthfeel which brings out the grapefruit taste. It costs your mouth. The taste is great but the smoothness is the best part of this. Well done.

Jun 08, 2021
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Premo88 from Texas

4.09/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip
("manifested on 3/26/21" printed on bottle neck)

L: turbid yellow, almost like pineapple juice, topped with a thick head of white foam almost an inch thick that sticks and laces some; keeps a full collar of foam and most of a skin; it's about as "craft" looking as it gets

S: a strong pineapple-grapefruit aroma hits you as you pour; green onion, green grass, sweet onion also mix in, but the oniony note is more a suggestion than anything, for it's mostly a grapefruit bomb; some orange, very sweet, perhaps a bit bready, but the barley malt seems to be adding sweetness more than adding an actual bready note; it's as close to perfect as it gets, the only tick against it is that it might be too sweet for a hop-head's pleasure; at times the sweetness subsides a bit and allows for a full connection with the green/citrusy hop aromas; if a green onion candy existed, it would smell like this

T: much earthier than the nose, sliding into a grapefruit peel flavor as opposed to grapefruit; still, it has enough sweetness to keep from becoming dirt bitter; in fact, there's so much malt in there that the hops never get crazy bitter

F: thick but juicy, medium-to-light carbonation, the effect is almost cask-like, perhaps a bit crunchier than that but it's got a nice soft-crisp mix

O: if the flavor followed the nose a bit closer, it would be arguably perfect; as it is, it's a tasty brew with a deft touch by the brewer getting loads of hop flavor into the liquid without it becoming so bitter it rips off your face; personally, I'd like a bit more bitterness, but I'm also not complaining and will put this one high on my list of American IPAs when I need another hop fix

May 16, 2021
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a two finger creamy white head. Tons of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is orange, pineapple, grapefruit and

T - The taste is orange, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, bready malts and earthy bitter hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Really tasty all citra NEPA. Really glad I got a chance to get my handing on this.

May 14, 2021
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle. I like how it says "manifested on"... then the date. That's just cute (as my Granny would say). This beer is only 2 weeks old, part of the reason I grabbed it (not much better in the beer world than a fresh double citra IPA). So glad I grabbed this one once I looked it up and saw all the glowing reviews. It was also the last one on the shelf, which to me is always a good sign when shopping - finding very fresh beer that is almost sold out simply tells me that I've found good beer. Huge thanks / shouts to the guy that left 1 last 4-pack!

This beer is SUPER HAZY. I mean, it's sitting there looking like a big golden milkshake with a gigantic pillowtop of creamy off-white head. The head was so thick and malleable it was like a lump of white jello sitting atop my beer. I won't even hesitate before calling it the greatest head I've ever seen on a beer. This is a fantastic brew just to sit and look at, completely a work of art here. It's a damn shame it doesn't smell better, the scent is nice, just muted. I have to dig to find that signature Citra 'stinky armpit' hop smell... The taste is nothing to write home about, either, but it is balanced very nicely with the surprisingly substantial malt presence, and the ABV is high but shows up only in how dry this one can be. This is definitely one dangerous beer sitting at 8.5% - it's like drinking a good pilsner, that's how smooth and easy it goes down

Delicious beer from New Orleans, purchased and enjoyed in beautiful Fort Myers, Florida. Like most Citra bombs, this was freaking dank. Not the best Citra beer I've had, but it's definitely up there. I can't complain either, drinking this out by the water with my family. Times like those are what I live for, but the taste of this beer will forever be associated with that memory of this April the 20th spent with my Uncle, Grandmother, and Sister. Cheers to life! We only get so see each other so often and I love every minute of every visit. I savor it like a good beer... kinda like this good bier, in fact. I wish my dad were here too, life would be that much more awesome, but I'm learning it wasn't meant to be. I drink this one for him, though - I love you dad, I know you're awaiting us on that next big step that we all have to take some day, and I for one will be leaping with joy to join you on the other side. Cheers to all my fellow beer advocators as well the Alström Brothers: they made my favorite beer site ever, by a mile, and I've never cheers'd them on their own site - The Shame!!! So cheers Alström Brothers, and anyone who made it to the end of this review/diatribe - I owe you a beer. Love and Peace to all, it's what the world is made from

Apr 21, 2021
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle
Thin creamy head, nice lacing, white cap
Beautiful golden yellow hazy color
Grapefruit aroma, mango and hops
Taste is juicy grapefruit and tropical pineapple finish
Mouthfeel is creamy smooth, slightly stick middle and low bitter finish. Fairly low carbonation
Overall this is a really nice IIPA for people that aren’t a fan of dank ness and bitterness.

Apr 11, 2021
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minterro from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Hazel's in Boulder CO. ~4.5$ for a 12 oz bottle. Bottled 03/04/21, consumed 03/18/21. Awesome label!

A&S: Very gorgeous looking beer. Muddy with lively carbonation gold-colored beer, no sediment. White head leaves thick lacing around the glass. The aroma isn't super prominent but is still quite enjoyable. The aroma contains oranges, floral hops,

T&M: East coast IPA. Super JUICY upfront! Mangos, grapefruits, oranges, melon. Maybe a touch on the sweet side in the mid-taste. The back end of the beer gives you a solid hop punch and contains grassy and resiny hops. Very mouth-watering. The body has a medium crispness and very refreshing. Slightly chewy.

Overall: Very impressed. I am regretting that I didn't buy a 4-pack, but I am glad I took a shot without knowing much about them, this beer was great! Looking forward to trying the other 2 beers from them I picked up.

Mar 27, 2021
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J-legend-K from Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful. Bottled 3-5-2021

A: Glowing yellow haze
S: Heavy juice with awesome fresh green dank in the backside
T: Follows the smell. Persistent bitter that wants to take over, but never does
Mf: This beer melts in your mouth. All the intense flavors are restrained by the creamy mouthfeel
Overall: Wow. Lives up to the hype

Mar 27, 2021
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BergBeer from Hawaii

4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaker pint

Look: Opaque peach juice with a thick white head.

Smell: Fantastic. Mango, peach, guava, and papaya. All hops.

Taste: A big wallop of green mango and peach up front then mellows out to a sweet malt body with guava notes and finishes clean and juicy.

Feel: Big bodied but still quenching. They got the hazy body perfect on this one. No bitterness. Slight alcohol. Soft carbonation.

Overall: They nailed just about every aspect of this hazy IPA. Outstanding.

Mar 25, 2021
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed gold with a thumb of eggshell colored head. Great head retention and lacing

S: Citrus notes

T: Grapefruit, tangerines, dryness and drynessup front. Plenty of Citrus, loads of powdery dryness and papaya as this warms. Finishes dry with green melon, pommelo and a little strawberry

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation and nice balance

Nice take on the style, will revisit if I can find fresher, but this only 5 weeks old, liked it a little better on draft. Very drinkable

Mar 24, 2021
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have seen this one a lot and because of my part time gig at the beer store it is my turn. Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass bottled on 2/13/21. Pours a hazy yellow with a 2 plus finger sticky white head that leaves thick streaks of lace with amazing retention. 4.75

Aroma is tangerine, pineapple, passionfruit, ripe melon, and apricot. 4.5

Taste follows tangerine, pineapple, cantaloupe, passionfruit, and apricot really balanced nothing dominant but really really good. 4.5

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, not sticky or dry, soft gentle almost creamy carbonation, and at 8.5% ridiculously easy going down. 4.75

Overall this one of those beers I have been dying to try and find out what all the hype is about and believe me it is well earned. Awesome stuff. 4.5

Mar 20, 2021
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UWDAWG from Washington

4.01/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a snifter.

Look- Frothy white head, very hazy, deep straw, average head retention, above average lacing.

Smell- Tangerine, melon, herbal.

Taste- Tangerine, grapefruit, melon, pithy finish.

Feel- Medium body, average carbonation, moderate bitterness, slightly astringent finish, creamy.

Overall- Good beer, but flavor and bouquet were somewhat muted.

Feb 03, 2021
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking dull golden hazy almost milkshake look with a thinning white head. Flat out orange juice nose on this puppy. Wonderful flavor translation, this is a sweet tropical brew with just mild bite on the end that lingers a bit. Just less than creamy feel on this brew, I’m pretty impressed.

Jan 12, 2021
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beerdedking from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hype machine was pretty dead on here, slight knocks for feel (could be creamier, more lacing) but all in all this one is great. All Citra NEIPAs are some of the best

Jan 08, 2021
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o29 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours an opaque but bright orange with good head retention and lacing.
Smell: Smell is dank/resinous with some orange/citrus.
Taste: Taste is similar to the nose: dank hops, citrus, grassy, floral. Delicious.
Feel: Mouthfeel is medium to thick with nice carbonation.
Overall: Overall Ghost in the Machine is a fantastic 8.5% NEIPA from Parish.

Jan 06, 2021
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Cashbail from New Hampshire

4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In a can, about 6 weeks old. Pours cloudy orange with a two finger head and nice lacing. Smells like orange peels. Tastes sweet at first and then bitter pith on the back end. Creamy mouthfeel. Lives up to the hype!

Jan 05, 2021
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MatthewInman from Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ordered this at a bar after the previous IPA ran out while on vacation. Was pleasantly surprised at the amount of aroma and flavor from this beer with a bright citrus flavor and enough malty sweetness to balance out the back end. Was able to find a couple packs of it at a local package shop to take home to enjoy. Highly recommend this beer!

Jan 02, 2021
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JohnG190 from New York

4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy yellow with a thick white head that dissipates slowly. On the nose, orange with hints of grassy floral hop aroma. Taste follows aroma with orange and grassy hops on the front followed by some bitterness on the back. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Very smooth and easy drinking. Overall a fantastic NEIPA from Louisiana!

Dec 25, 2020
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Taybeh from Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tracked down a few singles of this one while on the Panhandle. This one was 2 months old, into a wine (cab?) glass that could almost work as a tulip. Pours a beautiful turbid golden orange, good 1 finger head, good retention and lacing. Nose is serious citrus fruit and maybe a little tropical, candied citrus peel, and a little orange blossom or something else flowery. Taste doesn't quite live up to the high bar set by the nose, but it is still great, though a little sugary to be ideal for me. Mouthful is full, a little soapy, and pleasantly lively with a soft but substantial bitterness. A little burn from the alcohol, too.

As neipa-approachable as this one is, you also kind of know you’re dealing with a beast. Wasn’t surprised to look after enjoying one on consecutive nights and see the ibus and the abv.

Dec 24, 2020
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy orange with two fingers of foamy, antique white head. Great retention and super thick lacing.

Candied grapefruit in the nose. Some tropical flowers and light grass in there, too.

Wow. Cakey, bready, sweet taste — reminiscent of an unnaturally airy and fluffy pineapple upside down cake. Passionfruit. Pineapple. Strawberry. Doughy popover. Slight grassy bitterness in the finish. Really nice.

Soft feel with just enough carbonation to keep it lively.

Definitely very sweet, but a “soft,” doughy sweetness rather than over-the-top, sickly sweetness. A real treat.

Dec 24, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy completely opaque matte yellow-orange color. Nice thick velvety white he'd dissipates slowly but steadily leaving just a thin layer of foam on top of the beer. Lots of sticky white lacing is left behind.

Aroma has notes of orange, orange rind, citrus and a touch of creaminess to the orange note. A git of grassy almost floral hop aroma is noted.

Taste follows the nose with notes of orange, lemon, orange rind, grassy hops, with just a touch of sweetness. Mild bitterness on the back end of the profile.

Feel is light to medium bodied. Smooth, creamy, easy drinking.

Overall a lovely NE style IPA from Parish.

Nov 15, 2020
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received from @jdell15 in a BIF. Bottled on 8/20/2020. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a turbid, pastel brownish-tangerine color with over a finger of fluffy, bright white head and extensive soapy lacing. It has a fragrant smell of lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, onion, and lite, floral hops. The taste open with a blast of tart citrus - lemon and grapefruit - along with sweeter notes of orange/tangerine and a hint of melon. The Citra hops really shine. They also provide a strong, bitter bite throughout which nicely compliments the fruit. This ale has a good, full mouth feel with a pleasant level of carbonation, and the 8.5% ABV gives it a nice pop. Overall, Ghost in the Machine is a tour de force. It was a long-time want for me and didn't disappoint. I would never have guessed this bottle is nearly 10 weeks old. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would seek it out.

Oct 31, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received from Roguer as LIF associated with BIF#12

The haze is already apparent in the brown bottle before I pour it into my IPA glass. Turbid orange glass, looks like orange juice. One finger cramp white foam cap settles to a ring with islands and lacings.

Aroma is orange juice, citrus

Taste is grapefruit, citrus, orange

Medium sudsing , gentle hop bite nicely lingers

Good beer

Oct 25, 2020
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StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: very hazy yellow, thick off white head and clingy lacing.
Smell: weed, grapefruit, orange.
Taste: citrus up front, dry with a touch of bitter in the finish.

Oct 22, 2020
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a thick cloudy burnt orange appearance.
Carbonation is just below average with a body that feels a little thick and heavy.
Aroma is definitely citrus peel forward followed by citrus fruit,hay,dank, and a mild sweet orange juice
Taste is again citrus peel forward, bitter hops,mild sweet orange,dank with a bitterness that immediately coats the tongue and lingers.
Overall an incredibly flavorful beer that deserves to be tried

Oct 12, 2020
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Nass from Florida

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like the bottle label artwork, great use of color. The pour is hazy light orange. The taste is peaches& cream, oats, papaya, mandarin orange, apricot, & plum, mild dank near the finish. Wow! I can see why this beer scores so high, I mean after drinking this beer I would have never guessed that it had an over 100+ IBU count. This is one well put together, smooth & tasty drinking IPA. You would have no clue that your drinking an 8.5% hazy NE IPA. My bottle is week shy of it being 2 months old & taste this good. I can imagine how 1 week or 2 week batch of this brew would drink. Cheers! A-

Sep 26, 2020
Ghost In The Machine from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1198 ratings