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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#228
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
865
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
210
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 865 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of Roguer
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not pulpy per traditional NE IPAs, but not clear like a classic WC IPA, either. Head production and retention are solid.

Aroma features a predominantly WC-style profile: pine, pineapple, grapefruit, mild dankness, bright herbs, and pale malt. There are clearly some modern hop varietals in play, but they're not dominating.

Strong bitterness, along with modern hop flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, leafy green herb, all in a very approachable and lively presentation for an 8% DIPA. Does not disappoint. Not exactly a throwback brew, but a very nice blend of modern hops and techniques with old-school bitterness and liveliness.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.6/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Diura
3.89/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An excellent example of this style. Had it on tap in a tulip glass. Hazy golden yellow color with a foamy white head and excellent lacing. Intense citrus smell and taste. Great orange, tangerine, and pineapple flavors. Great beer!

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Photo of Duffman79
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Malacant
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lived up to the hype. Delicious!

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Photo of Klondike
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TomEfiller
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy light yellow gold. Strong grapefruit and other citrus scents. Sharp tastes of resins and malts with heavy citrus bite. Medium carbonation with a nice hoppy finish. Overall this is a great NEIPA you should buy often.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of firkingroovin
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BKotch
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of H-TownMcBuck
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | 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 -20.6%
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 +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
5/5  rDev +11.9%
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 -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GaneyArsement
4.98/5  rDev +11.4%
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 +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Moohing
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rristow
4.56/5  rDev +2%
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 +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Ghost In The Machine from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 865 ratings