Parish Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #160
Ranked #4,807
4.06 | pDev: 10.59%
Parish Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
Notes: Parish Envie is brewed with loads of citrusy American hops to create an assertive, yet balanced American Pale Ale. We've used sweet caramel malts to mesh harmoniously with a dominant hop taste and aroma. Take a sip, embrace the hops, and repeat.

42 IBU
Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 373 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by The-Adjunct-Hippie:
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4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle dated 12/18/19 poured into Parish Teku.

Hazy juicy blonde with a tall fluffy head of 3 fingers, leaving tons of lacing on the glass, destroying it, as it recedes.

Incredible aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, orange pith, herbal hop, some slight herbal element and perhaps suggestions of cannabis, slight pine, and mango. Very juicy, very fruity.

Flavor opens with a heavy pine presence, following with tons of white grapefruit, grapefruit juice, grass, pineapple core, orange juice, and a finish of banana-y yeast esters and some orange julius flavors.

Flavor is juicy and resiny, good acidity, and good carbonation. Nice drying finish.

Overall, this beer just plain kicks ass and is simply incredible. I've found the fresher the better, but I've since found that this does seem to keep pretty well since I had a 4x ENVIE that was dated in September 2019 that tasted phenomenal. I'd say go 5 months and no longer on this beer, but you will get more of the orange julius-banana esters the closer it is to bottling. As others have said already, while they're great beers in their own right I'd take this a thousand times over Pseudo Sue and I'll go further and say even King Sue. And at its price point ($10/6? Really? Holy crap), it's just a no brainer. I'm gonna pick up tons more, likely a couple cases, pending I can find it fresh. I'll be on the hunt. Just an unbelievable beer and highly underappreciated/unknown. Cheers

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This new recipe is great. It really is a baby ghost. Same light mouthfeel as ghost with mellowed out hops. When this is fresh, it equals or surpasses the likes of zombie dust or psuedosue. And it being readily available makes it that much better! A beer to get you through the time in between Ghost in the Machine releases.

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Photo of tylerdurden01
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing APA right hur! How this little gem received an 87 is mind boggling. Especially when Pseudosue got rated 100. I would drink this over PS any day of the week. Citrus forward, smooth, and delicious. This belongs somewhere in the 93-95 range imo.

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Photo of brentk56
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives slightly hazy, the pale amber liquid capped by an impressively sturdy head; patches of lacing cling

Smell: Floral and filled with tropical fruit tones, citrus and mango being most prominent

Taste: The bright, juicy flavors burst forward, bringing grapefruit and mango tones; through the middle, there is a honeyed sweetness that joins the fruit flavors that carries through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was looking for Ghost but I found Envie; not a bad trade-off as I was very happy to find an APA of this calibre to drink in NO

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Photo of jettjon
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle into my Sam Adams “perfect pint” glass, hazy yellow-orange color with thick off white head which quickly fades to a moderate amount of clinging lace and a collar. Nose of distinct, sweet citrus like grapefruit. In the mouth it’s surprisingly bitter up front, a dry hops presence quickly replaced by a much more middle-of the road malt counter-note with a medium dose of the grapefruit-citrus hops promised on the nose. In the mouth it’s thin, crisp, and quenching with a moderate to slightly fizzy amount of carbonation which accentuates the hoppiness. Overall, a solid APA though a bit of a letdown after trying the citrus bomb that is the Parish Bloom IPA. I won’t reflect the comparison in my scoring, but let’s say I’m intrigued to try more from Parish.

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Photo of AveBreuxhouse
4.97/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I grabbed the 07/5/16 bottled Envie. Wow. This beer is one juicy son of a gun. The hop smell enveloped my bar. Poured orange and super hazy with quite a bit of particulates in it. Not much bitterness. Mostly sweet fruity hops come to the forefront. Six of these for ten dollars and being readily available also adds to my score. If zombie Dust gets 100 then this should be up there. This is the beer to beat.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this at Beer Fest on Bourbon Street. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had citrus peel and pine. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink and had same notes as scent. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Amb3do
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of littlestevie14
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateMac13
2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of VooDoo_Monk
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polopaul20
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Lownoter
1.42/5  rDev -65%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Tastes like a grapefruit soda pop. Nothing about it makes me think "beer" much less a true pale ale.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Blind Pelican (NOLA) over a plate of raw oysters. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Opaque golden with lots of foamy white head that took its time thinning out. Billowy lacing.

S: Tropical fruits (mangoes, oranges, lemon, grapefruit) and light bready malts.

T: So juicy and tropical. Follows nose with a terrific citrus and malt combo. This really is like drinking a baby Ghost. So crushable.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: The perfect session beer. I bet it'd be great with boiled crawfish. And lots easier to get than Ghost In The Machine.

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

despite the series of double dry hopped editions of this beer that exist, it is one that to me anyway, doesnt seem to need that treatment. its quite clearly already dry hopped to high heaven, and is already one of those east coast juice bombs, in need of anything but more hops. in fact, i like it a lot as it is, and think the hops are quite robust enough, especially in the nose, where fresh cut pineapple, canned mandarin orange, and grapefruit juice all come together. i get a light new zealand hop vibe too, teasing white wine fruitiness, and a not inconsequential day old biscuity character to the grain. the flavor carries most of that through pretty well, and i like that it has some bitterness, still decidedly in the pale ale realm, but its zippy in the finish, even intense for a moment. the swallow is cool because for that second its almost dry, but then the fruity hops come back in a wash of tangerine and mango and even pine, just awesome. not sure i liked this as much as their ghost in the machine, but it sure is a more drinkable beer, and seemingly much fresher in my experience. these guys seem to be doing some of the best hoppy beers around. i thought this was killer, even better than the double dry hopped variant i had!

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a hazy burnt orange to copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Slight lace ran here and there, somewhat messy.
The aroma had some sweet tropical fruits over top of some semi-herbal to earthy sort of low key hops. Low amount of bitterness with a little bit of dankiness.
The flavor was fairly danky sweet, onion to the tropical to the herbal/earthy sort of mellow quality sliding in for a balanced arrangement. Semi-smooth onion to tropical sweet aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt as appropriate.
Overall, as an APA it does pretty well. As an enjoyable all around beer, it was well worth my time and extremely grateful to be able to try.

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Photo of beaulabauve
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Diura
3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy lighter golden color with a nice fluffy white head, bout one and a half fingers thick. Nice lacing and a soapy film across, great looking beer. Aroma of pineappley citrus and herbal hop notes, with a similar taste but with a lot more grapefruit which is welcomed. A bit of a bite in the back from the carbonation and a smooth bitterness that is making me grab another bottle. Good stuff.

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