Ghost In The Machine
Parish Brewing Company

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New England IPA
Ranked #49
Ranked #220
4.48 | pDev: 8.04%
Parish Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
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.

100+ IBU
Reviews: 193 | Ratings: 1,043 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
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5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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 and lupulin powder 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. The mouthfeel is fairly full and thick, leaning toward chewy. 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 Ilovelampandbeer
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow what a surprise...haven't smelled a beer with this profile since double sunshine...excellent taste as well...can't wait to get my hands on more

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This double IPA is near perfection for me. Look, smell, taste, body. Does all of the things that I want
Tropical with a bit of something dank and vegetal. Maybe some Citra or Mosaic hop.
Finishes dry wanting you to come back for more. Really doesn’t feel like a double - so crushable

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Photo of dorisfunkasaurus
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

What is there left to say about the best beer from Louisiana? Hoppy, fragrant, and balanced are the words I'd used to describe it. The release of this beer typically results in a day-off-work scramble around town to locate it but it's well worth it.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a very good DIPA, but does it deserve to be on the top 250? Probably not. It certainly pours beautifully, but I've had a lot better than this. I've heard this one varies by batch though, so I wouldn't be against trying it again down the line.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. This one was hard as hell to find. Got it at Acquistapace's in Covington, LA.

A: Opaque golden. A one finger foamy white head that slowly dissipates to a foamy ring. Thick lacing.

S: Grapefuit dominates followed by piney hops.

T: Smooth, creamy. Low bitterness. Follows nose with a wonderful balance. Citrus and grapefruit. Juicy with light malts. Semi sweet. Just terrific.

M: Medium to heavy with thick, creamy carbonation.

O: Worth the hype, worth the search. I hope Parish makes more of this Ghostly Machination. Recommended.

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

elite level ipa here, way ahead of the trend in the east coast style, and something really special. huge thanks to my new orleans hookup for sending some out, so stoked to finally drink this beer of lore! a nice hazy golden to straw color out of the bottle, no visible sediment in here, no chunks or particulate, and a tall white head, airy but lasting. pretty beer in the style, not so heavy looking or milky as many of them are, more refined. the aroma is just awesome, probably has to be some citra in here, the beer just bursts with ripe melon and citrus notes, so soft though, no abrasive bitterness or vegetal hop matter caught up in here, its cleaned up, mellow rather than intense, but still so pungent, really mouthwatering. the flavor is about the same, but there has to be more than just citra going on, its so well rounded in its fruitiness and freshness, its a truly brilliant hop complexion here, and this is what makes the beer so famous, it has wide appeal without the bitterness, just a crazy dry hopped juiciness, and oh so fresh. not a trace of its alcohol strength, and a nice creamy mouthfeel that really makes it feel rich and special, but its also very dry. some oils lingering, citra hops forever in the finish, or something like them, and overall just a splendid ipa from these guys. a new high bar in the style for me, so stoked to have been able to drink a few of these! famous for a reason!

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

Look: beautifully hazy, thin .5 inch white head, gorgeous orange color
Smell: big citrus, note of grapefruit linger, little bit of pine resin and Danky hoppy goodness
Taste: tart citrus flavors, grape fruit and mango dominate fallowed by a Danky pine resin... big juicy dank bomb
Feel: semi dry, light and easy to drink, great lingering tingle.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
3.25/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It's a very solid dipa. However it's kinda lack luster. Dunno if it's be cause its a couple weeks old but it's just kinda straight fwd nothing special.

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Photo of wingnutter
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy, dank, tropical, juicy, delicious. Dont look now, but Louisiana has a New England style IPA that is worth seeking out. If I could get this locally Id always have some on hand, its legit.

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

Look: Orange colored body. Dense white head with multi-size bubbles. With a tilt of my multi-use snifter = Attractive melting legs and curtains with artistic lacing left behind.
Smell: Watered down orange juice, hops and pine, earthiness-ism. Maybe some yeast? Whatever that smell is, I like it.
Taste: Wow! Mmmmmm...That's good.
Feel: It fits well. At the very, very end, there is an ending of extremely thin, silky, creamy-ish lather.

Overall - This beer nails it. There are so many beers along the same lines these days, but this one does a jig. Maybe it's the water. This is an awesome Imp IPA, good stuff out of Louisiana.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pouring from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter glass. Pretty excited to try this. So let's see! This beer pours out EXTREMELY hazy for not being the double dry hopped version. It's like juice and pale in color. It forms a one finger white and dense crown. I can smell juicy citrus notes as soon as I started pouring. Putting my nose to the glass, they become more prominent. Citrus juice with oranges, mango and even melon notes. The taste comes in with that juiciness as well but ends the build up and doesn't end up blowing me completely away but being very very good. This doesn't have that soft pillowy feel that most I've had from this style do. It seems to go in and cut straight through all the way instead of floating with softness. I do like it but find it kind of crazy that it's achieved this high of a status on here, but oh well! I'd get it again! And if they can make it like this over and over again with consistency, then that explains it!

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Photo of Robby6308
4.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had at The Bulldog on Magazine St 08/10/15- the very first pour from the first keg of the year!!!!! Such a damn fine beer- very well balanced. Copper to gold color with a slightly hazy character and thick white head that settles to a thin lacing. Smell is resinous pine layered thick over some tropical fruit notes, simply perfect. Taste reminiscent of smell with hops and an added fruit kick that can best be described as reminiscent of pineapple- does a very nice job of taming the hops. Mouthfeel is slick and clean, finishes dry with a minimal linger. Overall, there aren't many beers I'll actively seek out- this is an exception, and for good reason. I've had more than my fair share of SE regional brews, and this is my vote for the best.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour at the Ithaca Luminous bottle release.

Pours a hazy dark orange, with a one inch fizzy head and a little bit of lacing.

Smells grapefruity and piney, with a little bit of orange and honey.

The taste is pretty similar. Fairly bitter, from the grapefruit and the pine. Mostly dry, except for a little bit of honey sweetness from the malt. The hop flavor is really nice, but not overpowering.

Medium bodied, crisp dry mouthfeel, well carbonated.

A nice little surprise, have never heard of this one before.

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

Pours a murky light amber with an off white, one finger head that ends up as a thin skim. A swirl puts perma-lace on the glass.

Full strength aroma, very complex, I get sweet grapefruit, mango, orange zest, neutral sweet, weed, and merest hints of floral and herbal bitter. Fucking delicious aroma.

Add a finish that has some more herbal bitter and a touch of pine to all the flavors of the aroma and you have this baby's taste profile nailed. Bright, clean flavors add up to a delicious taste that has a perfect semi-juicy end.

Light drinking full bodied low carb excellent finish delicious linger perfection here. This is the feel for big IPA's that frames the hops sooooo well!.

Holy shit is this good. Gone are the days that the best beers from Louisiana were the meh beers of Abita and Tin Roof. This. Beer. Rocks. Highest recommendation.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange/yellow with off white head that dissipates fast into moderate lacing
S: Lots of grapefruit and citrus...papaya, mango....smells fantastic.
T: Touch less citrus than the nose suggests but it's still there. Grapefruit notes with hints of citrus sweetness that fade into a piney hop finish.
M: Sticky carb.
O: Fantastic DIPA...again, wasn't expecting much but was pretty blown away by this. Will seek out more.

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

Photo of Dustin013
4.8/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of lilbubbs
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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 JamesStreet
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into a tulip
No bottle on date but is from first batch back in late Feb

A - poured a cloudy orange-amber color with a slight finger-sized cream-colored head. Not overly bubbly with a minimal lace that dissipates rather quickly.
S - this is where this beer shines. I could get stuck with my nose in the glass and not worry about getting out! Piney hops hit you first in conjunction with that dank, resiny smell. Then, bam, citrus smacks you in the nose in the form of ripened grapefruit rinds. I also get a slight bit of floral aroma as well. Also a slight maltiness sneaks in there as well.
T - bitterness comes through from the earliest part of the sip and lingers nicely until the end. That resiny hoppy bite follows from the nose and comes to the forefront a little more than the citrus part. Alcohol taste is hidden nicely. Hardly notice the 8.5%.
M - light-medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the lower side of medium. Not overly bitter. The hoppy bitterness and the malt dance nicely together throughout the entire sip. Right when you think the bitterness is getting too far ahead of itself, the malt sweetness just sucks it away before you really notice any imbalance.
O - after drinking this as much as I have at the Parish taproom and out of the bottle, I figured a proper review was due. Andrew, y'all really hit this one out the park, dude. Awesome balance and the hop profile really gives you a taste of each category. Easily, the best beer brewed in Louisiana!

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Photo of TonyStines
4.84/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

That's a hop bomb with an flavorful head aroma! They did this one very well!

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Photo of campanova
4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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