Ghost In The Machine
Parish Brewing Company

Ghost In The MachineGhost In The Machine
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Parish Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #68
Ranked #292
4.46 | pDev: 7.85%
Apr 23, 2022
Feb 19, 2014
Ghost In The MachineGhost In The Machine
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
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
4.02 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Apr 23, 2022
4.5 by doctorgary from New York on Apr 15, 2022
4.29 by Dope from Massachusetts on Apr 12, 2022
Photo of hmf05
4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by hmf05 from Colorado

The most unique "NEIPA" IPA I've ever tried. Aroma is sweet citrus, and that carries through in the taste, but there's something else there; some kind of sour berry like blackberry or something. Absolutely unique and delicious.

Apr 02, 2022
4.86 by FrankCastle from California on Mar 30, 2022
Photo of LukeCov49
4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by LukeCov49

Well rounded IPA. As a beginner take my review with a grain of salt

Overall: Had some dank and hazy attributes without being over powering. Sweet citrus and hop heavy.

Look: milky/creamy with lots of bubbles. Low head but that’s mostly because I got it at Epcot flower and garden festival.

Smell: citrus and hop heavy smell with some spice. Orange and grapefruit

Taste: consistent with smell. Mostly sweet citrus more along the orange side but did get some pomegranate. some spice. Dank and hazy but not in an overpowering way.

Feel: creamy, but light

Mar 07, 2022
Photo of Rug
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

"Manifested "1/18/22"

So this is a beer that I've been hearing a ton about lately, a rather recent contender for world class NEIPAs (as well as the slightly higher ranked DDH version). What strikes me first is the fact that it's bottled. I've literally never seen the style bottled, and for good reason, as oxidation can ruin this style so easily. I doubt that'll be the case here though, and I'm excited to try this one. Let's get into it

Pours a hazy pale gold with 3 fingers of fluffy off white head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves decent lacing

There's a yeast character to this one that is quite reminiscent of Tree House which is part of what makes those beers great. I'm picking up on aromas of orange zest, tangerine, overripe cantaloupe, grassy hops, doughy malt, and light pithy grapefruit

It feels a little less defined in taste, but it's still tasty for what it is. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting grassy hops, orange juice, light mango, bready malt, light white pepper, and tangerine. The swallow brings notes of tangerine zest, grassy hops with a slight hop burn, pineapple juice, papaya, and overripe cantaloupe

A medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a creamy beer. Finishes mostly dry, but the feel is knocked down a bit by the hop burn

This one is pretty damn good, but that hop burn prevents it from being great. It could be slight oxidation or maybe this one falls off fast. Oh well, I'm still gonna look for the DDH version

Mar 04, 2022
3.5 by Gobzilla from California on Feb 25, 2022
Photo of JenV
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by JenV

I tried this at a beer bar in Ft Myers, FL.
Exceptional NEIPA example. Very cloudy at serving. Floral, tangerine, and pineapple nose. Very thin head. Fruity esters predominate. Not very bitter. Left fingers on the glass. This is a must for any hop flavor afficionado.

Feb 10, 2022
Photo of VABA
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has very generous citrus and tropical hints
The taste follows the nose with a very well balanced citrus and tropical flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A great IPA

Feb 10, 2022
Photo of Pablo35
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Pablo35 from Pennsylvania

Another excellent brew from Parish!

Feb 05, 2022
Photo of Kendo
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Kendo from New York

A: Bottled (!) on 1/18/22, consumed on 1/29/22. Poured from the bottle into a Tree House tulip. Body is very hazy, dark golden with a wisp of white head.

S: Good nose of grapefruit, apricot and sweeter tropical fruits (mango, melon).

T: Tasty - follows the nose, with juicy citrus, some apricot, and loads of tropical fruit (melon, pineapple). Finishes with more bitterness than expected for a hazy, NE IPA. That 8.5% ABV is not really noticed at all.

M: Juicy in feel, call it medium in heft.

O: Very good stuff. My first time trying a beer from this brewery; it was recommended by the guy at the Beverage Center, and while I'm not sure it's worth $21.99 for a 4-pack of 12-ouncers, it's really good.

Jan 29, 2022
Photo of Peach63
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Peach63 from New York

Cloudy pale orange with a 1/2" white head, which fades to a wisp. Heavy lacing.

Aroma of pineapple, mango, orange, musk melon, esters.

Taste is pineapple, mango, pine, orange zest, resinous.

Medium to full body, light carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

Orange juice for grown ups. A real juice bomb!

Jan 21, 2022
4.25 by Bum4ever from California on Jan 20, 2022
Photo of entheos
3.92/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by entheos from California

It’s really good, but by no means outstanding. It has a very acidic feel that burns the throat, but the taste is layered and wonderful. I obviously am unable to drink this often, but given my distance from Louisiana, that won’t be a problem.

Jan 12, 2022
Photo of ovaltine
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ovaltine from Indiana

Pours a very hazy pineapple color with a dense, creamy oatmeal colored head that laces the glass beautifully. The nose is straight up Citra hops, with ripe tangerine, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple aromas most prominent.

The tangerine flavor is forward and fantastic, with the mango, pineapple, and grapefruit in descending order supplementing and a delicious creamy oat flavor at the back of the palate for balance.

The mouthfeel is medium with more than a little bite. If the beer godz only allow you to drink one hazy in your beer nerd life, this makes the very, VERY short list for you to consider, IMHO.

Jan 12, 2022
Photo of CTHomer
3.92/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: murky; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice rings of lace;

S: nicely aromatic; pineapple with a little orange and vanilla in the background;

T: a jumble of flavors up front, but by the middle, it follows the nose through the finish; aftertaste is all ripe pineapple;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: flavor is good, but it's the weakest part of the beer;

Jan 05, 2022
4.43 by Ox8840bo from Illinois on Jan 04, 2022
4.28 by CreightonSM from New York on Jan 04, 2022
4 by Piffler from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2021
Photo of DucksFan16
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Bottled on 11/12/2021, enjoyed on 12/17/2021.

Dec 17, 2021
Photo of crilf
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by crilf

the best ipa

Dec 16, 2021
4.42 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Dec 09, 2021
4.34 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Dec 04, 2021
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

In bottle. Not the freshest (early September) but never had it so thought I'd give it a go. Look and nose were ok but taste and mouthfeel were some of the best I've had. Creamy and smooth with muted hop bitterness.

Nov 30, 2021
4.21 by Winzlow from Florida on Nov 27, 2021
4.5 by IanX from New York on Nov 22, 2021
4.21 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Nov 20, 2021
Photo of Ipaherb77
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Ipaherb77

I got to try this while in Mississippi, it's made in Louisiana and unfortunately I live in North Carolina. This is hands down the best IPA I have ever tasted. If you ever see this beer you have got to buy it up.

Nov 18, 2021
4.48 by T-34-85 from New York on Nov 16, 2021
4.63 by Gkruszewski from New York on Nov 15, 2021
Photo of DIM
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by DIM from Pennsylvania

Bottled 10/6

So damn fruity, just bursting with sweet, juicy citrus, pineapple, and mango primarily. There is enough malt backbone and bitterness at the end to keep this in beer territory rather than crossing over into straight up juice country. Drinks quick for 8.5, excellent DIPA!

Nov 15, 2021
Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

on draft, in plastic cup.

totally milky opaque, dark yellow color, white head. nice fruity hop aroma. but taste has a bit of a harsh bitterness. softer mouthfeel. overall - a generic NEIPA. Best beer I could find on Bourbon Street to carry back to my hotel

Nov 13, 2021
4.38 by AD17 from New Jersey on Nov 13, 2021
4.58 by TheItalianStallion from New York on Nov 06, 2021
4.14 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Oct 24, 2021
3.92 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Oct 24, 2021
4.25 by codytwo from Connecticut on Oct 23, 2021
Ghost In The Machine from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 1269 ratings