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Ghost In The Machine | Parish Brewing Company

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Ghost In The MachineGhost In The Machine

Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States

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

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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 506
Reviews by cvm4:
Photo of cvm4
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy orange and a bit of gold with a two finger eggshell head. I'd say this is a great looking beer.

S - Juicy, citrus hops and a dank pine aroma. The malt is there, but not overdone. The smell makes me just want to sniff it.

T - Piney hops that roll into a grapefruit rind and then a juicy citrus ending. The bitter hops are there from beginning to end and it's not overly malty.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Really a juicy beer.

O - Very proud this was brewed a state away and I was able to pick it up. Easily one of the best DIPAs I've had in a long while. Well done Parish!

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tbryan5
5/5  rDev +11.6%
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 -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of JC333
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mangbus
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle- strong aroma with great hoppines! Looked for this beer while in New Orleans without success- snagged in trade. Really a well balanced beer and at 100 IBUs this one is worth the search.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwkdmk
4.06/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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