Ghost In The Machine | Parish Brewing Company

Ghost In The MachineGhost In The Machine
BA SCORE
97.5%
Liked This Beer
4.47 w/ 647 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial 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:
#191
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
647
Liked:
631
Avg:
4.47/5
pDev:
8.05%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
291
Gots:
169
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 647 |  Reviews: 108
Reviews by CRJMellor:
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
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 GreesyFizeek
4.13/5  rDev -7.6%
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 dorisfunkasaurus
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
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 wingnutter
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
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 Thedrizzle
3.25/5  rDev -27.3%
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 Lochnessmonster
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
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 mabermud
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
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 Robby6308
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
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 cavedave
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
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 Ilovelampandbeer
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
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 StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
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 brewskifan55
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
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 t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbryan5
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Let me preface this review by saying that hunting this beer down (it wasn't easy)was worth the effort.

Poured from 750 ml bottle into the Parish tulip.

A- Pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a two finger snow white head that recedes at a medium pace. Little to no lacing is left behind.

S- Imagine Mike Tyson in the 4th round. He is just here to get paid and you know you are not going to win. Mike is getting restless and decides to deliver a finishing blow with a right hook but his glove is made of hops. Yea... it's kinda like that. Lots of hops. Piney, with citrus and resin. Can't wait to dive in.

T- Very crisp but with the bite of the hops that leaves you wanting more. Same as the smell and almost mouth puckering in a good way.

M- Good carbonation. Medium body that has a tingling sensation that last even after the previous sip is gone.

O- Probably the best DIPA I have had. I really can't find anything wrong with Ghost In the Machine. It was really fresh and I hope that this gets 're-released again and again. Thank you Parish for giving Louisiana a DIPA to be proud of.

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Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayGreezy
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dontknojack
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of JC333
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Ghost In The Machine from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.5% out of 100 with 647 ratings
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