Ghost In The Machine - Double Dry-Hopped
Parish Brewing Company

Ghost In The Machine - Double Dry-HoppedGhost In The Machine - Double Dry-Hopped
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #23
ABV:
8%
Score:
100
Ranked #93
Avg:
4.63 | pDev: 5.4%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
286
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Parish Brewing Company
 
Louisiana, United States
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Ghost In The Machine - Double Dry-HoppedGhost In The Machine - Double Dry-Hopped
Notes: This is our most saturated and gooey IPA to date. At a dry hopping rate of just over 8 pounds of Citra per barrel, this will dominate your senses. Welcome to the future.
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Photo of JMFP
4.96/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

HO. REE. FAWK! I absolutely love this brew! So Uber danky and pungent with bright citrus hops. This may well be my favorite “regular” DDH DIPA bomb. Can never get enough!

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Photo of kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Currently ranked #24 in the Top New England IPAs and #1 in the Top Louisiana Beers List. Currently #109 overall.

On-draught @ Avenue Pub, New Orleans, LA. $7 for a 6oz pour.

APPEARANCE: No head. Pulpy yellow-orange body. Not so much hazy as turbid and murky.

Doesn't look great. Alcoholic Odwalla juice captures it.

AROMA: Pulp. Orange zest. Papaya. Guava. Wheat. Pale malt.

Does have some nice Citra-derived pulpy hop aromatics, but it suggests an IPA with no bitterness and limited hop pungency.

TASTE: Matches the aroma. Suffers from shallow depth of flavour and poor hop pungency so it fails to showcase Citra hops as a result. Citrus pulp, pale malts, floral hop notes.

So brief, so simplistic, so shallow. I mean it's drinkable and enjoyable, but it doesn't showcase its chosen hop varietal well on a fundamental level.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, pulpy, uneven, refreshing, medium-bodied. I wouldn't call it juicy but it is thick and a bit chewy.

OVERALL: Hides its ABV impressively well. Highly drinkable. But not a top tier IPA nor a great Citra hopped beer. I'd probably pick it up occasionally if it was available at $10 a sixer. Far from great.

High B- (3.46) / WORTHY

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.67/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle

Pours less than a finger of white head into my snifter. Retention is average, but leaves behind nice initial lacing. Body looks like OJ. Looks pretty good so far, for a hazy.

Nose has some punch to it, that’s for sure. A load of dankness hits you right in the mouth. Juicy as well, grapefruit, mango, pretty standard. Maybe a touch of guava. Somewhat sweet. I mean it smells good, but I’ve done this song and dance before, nothing new.

Flavor is interesting, definitely not as pungent with dank hops as the nose. Has a pretty moderate start, small dank hop presence, mixed with some light mango notes, substantial grapefruit, finishes smooth and creamy. It tastes fine, just a little off, almost like I’m drinking grapefruit juice, it has a puckering quality to it.

The mouthfeel is part of the problem, while it is smooth and creamy, it’s too much so. Carbonation is too low, which I guess is “normal” at this point, but unwelcome. It’s like grapefruit flavored milk, it doesn’t work for me feel wise at all.

Drinkability is ok, but it is pretty damn tart, not bitter, tart.

The appearance turned out really nice, lacing was thick from top to bottom.

Overall this is a good beer, but these small details really hurt it, like carbonate your beer for the love of god.

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Photo of Rristow
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted from a crowler. Pours a super murky orange. Looks like orange juice. Thick white head. Aroma is big time citrus. Super juicy taste with citrus and some tropical notes. Minimal bitter bite. Very crushable. Excellent.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had a crowler of this over the summer. Shared with two other people.

Poured into a Trillium tulip....this is one of the haziest, most opaque beers I've ever seen. Bright yellow orange in color with a white/off white head that lingers. Looks "sticky".

Aroma of grapefruit, orange rind and tropical fruit abound. Not as assertive as I thought it'd be but I find that some beers with insane hop amounts tend to be a touch muted on the nose.

Flavor....is this orange juice? Stuff tasted like it. It was like DDH Congress on steroids.... so much orange and grapefruit mixed with tropical fruits. Nice lingering bitterness with a dry finish.

Feel on this was "thick". Super creamy and sticky. The lacing on the glass was impressive as it left a ring that stuck every single time I took a sip. Very filling though.

Overall, this is one of the more memorable hop saturated beers I've ever had. Super in your face with flavor... just tons of citrus and tropical fruit on the palate. Great beer!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really hazy yellow color with short live off-white head. Aroma has intense juicy fruits like ripe peaches, apricots and mango. Taste follows with sweet and juicy fruit notes, some biscuits, a hint of vanilla, slightly astringent on the finish with a light bitterness. Medium plus body with medium carbonation. True hop juice.

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Photo of joshua_sanders2
4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Opaque orange so I'm told - I'm color blind but my wife and sister in law swear it looks like orange juice.
It smells like what nostalgia tells me Five Alive smelled like: overwhelmingly citrus with heavy orange and tangerine notes.
Mouthfeel is out of this world - velvety creamy. It's as if they used nitrogen even though I know they didn't.
It's as hoppy as you'd expect a double dry hopped ipa to be, but super juicy with citrus throughout.

TLDR: it's a slice of fried gold

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 11/14/18 and tasted ~1.5-2 weeks later.

A: Pours light orangish-pale with a smattering of bright white head. Completely opaque haze. Minimal lacing and below average retention.

S: Bright orange and tropical hops, a bit of white grapefruit.


T: Straight hop juice: mango, tangerine, a bit of dried flowers and hay. Finishes with medium-light bitterness and a touch of sweetness.

M: Medium-full bodied, fairly creamy, with medium carbonation.

O: A big and flavorful NE IPA that hits all the right citrus and tropical notes.

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Photo of SouthernSips
4.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

If citra is your thing, this is where you want to be. Super juicy. An awesome example of this hop's flavor, highlighting it with a nice medium level of mouthfeel. The head is not overly eager and fades fairly quick to a ring around the edge of the glass. This is much smoother than the regular GITM and an improvement on that beer in every way.

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Photo of MFMB
4.59/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful beer. Pours a bright turbid straw yellow to orange. Thick bright white head on heavy pour. Nose is sherbet like. Orange peel and juice. Taste of citrus. Notes of orange, grapefruit peel, lemon zest and peaches. Honestly one dimensional as in I really only get those citrus notes. But they are huge! And delicious. Creamy silky body that’s easy on the tounge. Hoppy finish to close out this beer. Ya no kidding right? 8lbs per barrel so it better finish hoppy ;)

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks perfect, gold hazy body that has a nice thick, creamy feel and light bitterness. Nose is fruity, taste is juicy as you would expect just from looking at it. One of the few that live up to the hype.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10/21/19, from a can released late September (~3 weeks old): 'Taste' rating upped from 4.25 to 4.5 for a touch more creaminess at the front of the palate, and some incense/onion/herbal hop tones further accentuating the back end. Balanced to the point of understatement, but enabling a level of universal approachability few NEIPAs reach (especially with a DDH treatment); this beer sits casually at the peak of the style, with few others as level or refined.


Came across this one purely by chance recently, and was pretty excited to dig in...

Bottled on 9/14/18

Pours an opaque and glossy golden peach with a finger of fluffy white head; solid retention and uniform lacing sticks around a good while.

Aromas of deep herbal grass, huge tangerine, orange, and citrus fruit, dank, green, piney, and spicy hops; vivid and bright; hints of creaminess form as the bouquet quiets.

Taste brings a detailed, prickly hop balance, intensely herbal/earthy but cut slightly by juicy citrus notes of mango, orange, and tangerine; a level burst of flavor is consistent and the thoroughly enjoyable profile holds an impressive balance of weight (considering it’s DDH treatment) that has it verging on sessionable.

Mouthfeel is pure silk on the palate, with leveled carbonation and a near-perfect medium body; goes down like nothing, with just slight residual hops on an earthy finish hanging around to remember it by.

Damn impressive in its drinkability and nuanced raw hop notes. Drains the Citra dry to find a beautiful medium between raw, intense, and juicy; superior example of balance in a NEIPA.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simple put this beer is perfection. Rich, creamy, smooth while bursting with tropical juice goodness. The balance is perfect which is what separates the truly elite beers above the rest. Wish is was available all the time....

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Photo of Johan69
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Gold Standard Gulf Coast IPA


Why is Beer Advocate showing DDH Ghost as retired? It has been released twice in Q4 2018 and will continue to be released on a rotating basis

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Photo of Sabtos
4.03/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Absurdly opaque yellow-tan with a minimal, bubbly white blanket.

Smell is sweaty mango and peach with dank af cannabis and a hint of biscuit, while taste continues to bring on mango, mostly green, with a touch of pine, and even more juicy peach.

The medium-thin body has a smooth, crisp carbonation that expands to a filling froth before a bone dry finish.

An unbalanced treat, but I actually enjoyed regular a bit more.

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Photo of mushroomcloud
4/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a date that's hard to read but it's there and i'm pretty sure it says "Manifested on 9-18-18" (or something close).
Totally opaque and surely the most NEIPA of any "NEIPA" I've tried to date when it comes to the hazy train. Murky pale orange/yellow color...hard to describe. 1/2" white head with falls to a cap rather quickly. No lace.
Juicy with pineapple and berry aromas. Oranges too and grapefruit - the red type.
Orange-pineapple juice. It's good but that's what it is...not much complexity.
Full bodied and round mouthfeel. Very easy to drink and very little bitterness. Some heat. A touch of a drying out of the mouth affect late.
It's very good, but I'm at a 4...no more.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

merky af, sludge status. bright white head is fluffy and leaves some nice lace. pleasant aromas of lemon, grapefruit, mango, dankness, pine. palate follows with a candied fruit melange up front - peaches, orange, mango, grapefruit coming to mind. bitterness provided by grapefruity and piney bitterness on the back end, some herbaceous danky notes. the mouthfeel is thick, pretty fluffy but borderline chalkyness as it warms.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.34/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Opaque medium orange gold color with very little lacing and no carbonation.

S - Very juicy red grapefruit with a shot of pepper on the nose.

T - Juicy grapefruit, a little pithy, nectarine, and peach. Finishes with a distinct citrus bitterness with spicy, peppery fruit rind. Nice lingering spicy citrus on the palate. A little bit of alcohol pokes through.

M - Full bodied and slightly chewy, semi-dry finish.

O - Been wanting to try this beer for a long time. Very good but a little overhyped. However, definitely worth the wait.

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Photo of jhavs
4.56/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle poured into flute.

Pours like thick grapefruit juice. Clouded and opaque, yellow straw. Bubbly head is just off pure white. Settles into ring around the glass with some sticky lacing.

Aroma is big burst of juicy citrus. OJ, zest, grapefruit rind.

Flavor is also full of citrus with a ton of sweet orange followed by some grapefruit juice and some more tropical flavors. This is all backed by a big earthy, oily, resinous hop flavor.

Moderate carbonation and soft pillowy mouthfeel.

A great brew. The base is great and this pushes it to the limits.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this one days after the release but just realized I didn't review it. Easees enough, for my preferences it was perfect in every way.
Poured a turbid golden yellow with two fingers thick white head.
Citra hops snack you in the face! Citrus, pineapple, a bit dank.
Taste followed to a tee.
Medium to full body with good carbonation levels.
Overall perfect for me.

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Photo of Nhens0016
4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best hoppy beers I have ever had. It is sticky and so citra forward that it crushes your palate. I can't tell you how awesome this beer is.

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Photo of alextastic
4.41/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9/14/18, enjoyed on 10/5/18. Color is a beautiful, milky yellow that I couldn't see through if I tried. Aroma is fairly mild, but pleasant. Taste is Citra with gusto, delivered with excellent body. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.41/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque yellow color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer is vert tropical, lots of mango and peach aromas along with pine and spice. The taste of the beer is creamy yet hoppy, not overly bitter but juicy. The feel is smooth and again creamy. Overall it's an excellent IPA!

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Photo of Phineasco
4.61/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a murky yellow with a thin white head. It has low carbonation. The beer smells of mango, orange, citrus, and papaya. It tastes of mango, orange pith, citrus, and papaya. The feel is medium full. A great IPA from Parish.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - 1/2 finger offwhite head is stubborn and refuses to budge. Body is a near-opaque, milky yellow.

S - tons and tons of grapefruit, herb, pineapple, a little something floral.

T - oh my. Citrus upon citrus upon citrus. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange. A small layer of dank, a bit of meat, then some intense earthiness. Moderate bitterness. No sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full, creamy body with appropriate carb.

O - like getting hit in the face by a bag of hops. Intense. And very much a palate wrecker. Wow.

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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 286 ratings