Ghost In The Machine | Parish Brewing Company

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Ghost In The MachineGhost In The Machine

Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

100+ IBU

Added by HeadyTheElder on 02-19-2014

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Photo of H-TownMcBuck
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful golden haze color and excellent lacing. Poured from tap into snifter. Smell is floral, sweet, and citrusy. Taste is juicy, slightly sweet, and powerfully hoppy. This is a really good IPA!

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Photo of champ103
3.55/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy opaque golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms that recedes in a minute with light lace.
S: That typical nondescript "juicy" aroma for a NEIPA. Kind of citrus like, kind of melon like. Then, after the initial hit, nothing.
T: Again, melon and citrus juicy hops. The fruit flavor seems a bit overripe. Not always a bad thing, but also kind of green. With no finish.
M/O: A medium/full body with moderate carbonation. Not as astringent as others I have had in the style. Though I do get a bit of hop/alcohol burn. Though, overall one of the more palatable versions of the style I have had.

I have had this several times. While it doesn't change my opinion of the style, and I always find it hard to describe these as they all are mostly the same muddled/nondescript juicy whateverness. It has that almost annoyingly non finish the style is known for, but I can still enjoy this for what it is on occasion. As the astringent feel isn't here to completely close my throat after each sip. While faint praise, among the more enjoyable NEIPA's I have had, and will probably get some again in the future.

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Photo of n2pux
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

L: Fresh bottle poured less than 2 months old. Right off the bat I notice the unique cloudy pale yellow orange color that I have only seen in one other beer, the Crooked Stave Trellis Buster, which I rated a perfect 5. It looks like a mixture of pineapple grapefruit lemon and orange juice. Not what I expect a beer to look like but I love it.
S: Aroma is wonderfully strong, pleasant and soft, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple.
T: Taste matches the nose. Very flavorful and citrusy. Perfect balance, not overly sweet, hoppy or bitter or boozy.
F: Pretty thick and resiny, maintains a good bite, good DIPA consistency.
O: This is one of those treasures of a beer that really satisfies. Huge rich fruitful tropical flavor, perfectly strong and balanced. Different, unique, imperial! Piggly Wiggly in Mt. Laurel AL had these in singles!

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Photo of jcflorian
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GaneyArsement
4.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I'm an avid consumer of local beer, and Ghost in the Machine is among my top five choices in the whole state of Louisiana. It is sometimes hard to find on tap, but I have two retailers that let me know when it is in stock. I don't find it to be too bitter for an IPA. It's definitely one of those that I like to spend an evening at home sipping while playing guitar.

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Photo of Hopsiam14
4.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Rristow
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Aroma of pineapple and mango along with some citrus. Taste is moderate to heavily bitter. Lots of pineapple, melon, grapefruit on flavor. Very well done ipa.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Date: Manifested on 12/12/18, enjoyed on 01/05/18

Appearance: Full haze, deep yellow to light orange color with just zero clarity and a finger of white head. It's the epitome of the ultra hazy New England style IPA in its appearance.

Aroma: The nose is full on tropical fruits, lots of pineapple, orange, grapefruit, lemon, raw honey, and perhaps some berry. This one is also very green smelling as well with a slight resin/green onion quality that I don't find in many of the local NE style IPAs in my region.

Taste: Tons of tropical fruits up front that get almost juice like, I mean I have had IPAs brewed with fruit juice that were not this juicy. There is also a ton of resinous hop character that is only allowed to penetrate the wall of tropical fruits on occasion. Orange, pineapple, and papaya, some berries either straw, blue, or maybe both. The back end brings a significant dry green hop bitterness with it which helps to dry it out nicely. Tons and tons of sweet fruit and an almost palate wrecking onslaught of hops, but never manages to feel like it is in excess of one hundred IBUs. Some caramel malt sweetness creeps in toward the finish, but it the herbal hope bite really lingers on the palate with a little stickiness. I'm really digging this one, it has the huge tropical juicy fruits of the ever popular NE IPA paired with the big amount of pure resinous hop bite of a west coast IPA really giving you the best of both worlds. Is there also some banana in here? How can they wring this much fruit flavor out of hops alone? As Ghost in the Machine warms up, some grapefruit oily pith comes out and the hops move a little away from fruity and toward a deep resinous hop distillate. They actually produce a little of the fresh green hop burn, even at several weeks old. This is a great beer, if this makes any sense, Parish has created one of the most balanced and rounded hammers out there. The only other IPA I've encountered that could even come close is Parish's Atticus Atlas, both are absolutely killer, liquid music.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky, hazy orange color. 1 finger white frothy head. The head retention is great, and there's some lacing on the glass.
The nose is juicy. Smells of pineapple juice.
Taste - A juicy pineapple drinking beer. Not much in the way of malt, but plenty of hops.
The body has a juicy feel. Some zip in my throat from the carbonation.
This is a very well built IPA. It got lost in my fridge for a while, and I can imagine it would be pretty hoppy if fresher, but it holds up well.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.17/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale hazy yellow almost white with a white head that leaves some decent lace.

Citrus - grapefruit, lemon, orange - with some herbal hop, and yeasty/funky bread.

Grapefruit, pine, lemon, on the bitter side with sweet orange and woody herbal tannins with a dry finish. Very tasty.

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Photo of Spacejamflam
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An absolute classic!
If you're in South Louisiana, this is one of the standards that all other New England IPAs are measured against, and if you're not in South LA, you're lucky to find it!
It's juicy, hazy, delicious, and stands up to any food! The "100+ IBU" is no joke but the bitterness is completely masked by the powerful citrus flavors. $3/bottle hurts but considering the sheer amount of hops, as well as the quality of those hops and the brew itself, it's a great value for when you need the good stuff.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really hazy bright yellow color with creamy off-white head. Aroma is really nice, hoppy, citrusy with some dank notes. Taste is soft with milky yeast notes, citrusy hops and a light grapefruit pith bitterness on the finish. Medium body with really smooth mouthfeel. A great, modern IPA.

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Photo of Mrthetank
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jadpsu
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Wow, perhaps the thickest and most opaque beer I have ever poured. All white head with some solid side glass lace. Head retention lasts and lasts.
AROMA: Sharp, spicy and floral hops, grapefruit, oranges, yeast.

TASTE: Sour, bitter, some citrus sweetness. Juice bomb.
Both smooth and tangy. Real hard drying finish. This is one excellent DIPA!

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Photo of Resuin
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodchipper
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Got this good stuff to trade!

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Photo of Fantific
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Radome
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Third Planet Mothership in Niceville, FL.

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Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Ghost In The Machine from Parish Brewing Company
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