Ghost In The Machine | Parish Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
parishbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#199
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
824
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
306
Gots:
204
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 824 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of Keeling
4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
3.41/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to tbryan5 for this 12 oz. bottle, a few of which are already empty & recycled.

The pour is more northeast than Tom Brady. I used to believe only stouts looked like you stand a spoon up in them, but now, this orange semi-solid has joined their ranks. No froth. Smells of fruit & citrus.

Ghost in the Machine is borderline indescribable. So I’ll go ahead & describe it. Like sticking a straw rimmed with sugar into an orange & sucking for all your worth. Sweet, citric, sharp, with a quick jolt of clean bitterness at the end that doesn’t linger. Too sweet. The gum-rending sugar takes over after several ounces & starts to make my teeth hurt. Serious body.

Four to six ounces of this would have been a perfect serving size, but plowing through an entire bottle is a chore. Taking the genre too far to the sweet size without enough balancing bittering hops. Good beer that coulda hit the heights for me.

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Photo of Prachtoberfest
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amsage19
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lare453
3.63/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of julielynndubee
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of zeff80
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Poured out a cloudy orange color with golden highlights and a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of tropical fruits, orange peel and caramel. Bitter piney hop bite with grapefruit, mango and orange. Sweet caramel backbone.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured the color of yellow Tang if such a thing exists.

Smell - The nose was a combination of orange and light grass.

Taste - At the front, orange candy was the highlight with notes of peach and minor grassy bitterness. The profile is brighter in front, and fades with a little spiciness in back.

Mouthfeel - The beer isvery full-bodied, almost pregnant with haze.

Overall - If only the beer stayed bright throughout, I could give it a higher score.

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Photo of B33rcules
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArrogantB
3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Relatively fresh bottle from mid September that I received in a recent trade. Extremely murky and cloudy yellow but not at all dark. Aroma is kind of muted, citrus. Flavor is your typical citrus and fruit hazy IPA.

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Photo of mkh012
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 5 weeks ago.

Pours hazy yellow-orange with a rocky off-white head.

The nose is pineapple, orange, and a round malty character.

The taste is similar. Orange, pineapple, even a hint of coconut. Some round malt and minor bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium+ and probably the best aspect of the beer.

Overall, this is a good NE-IPA. I expected more, I think, but this bottle is also 5 weeks old. A fresh bottle may fare better.

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Photo of Johan69
4.93/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheGent
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of agreenman19
4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nyabinghi_Djehutti
4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An amazing double IPA without the overwhelmingly acidic, bitter, grapefruit taste. Exceptionally smooth with a unique & refreshing nose. Stands out in the crowd of IPAs and with an ABV of 8%, it packs a punch, but the flavor is uncompromised. IMO, THE BEST IPA I've ever had.

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Photo of juablu
4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SaulFox
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Collinb69
4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Omg, this was so much better than I expected. It smells like pineapple and fresh satsumas--defintely tastes like some kind of citrus. At $4 a bottle, I was wondering how they got away with charging locals in Louisiana that much. I get it, now!

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Photo of jbdpsu82
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Ghost In The Machine from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 824 ratings