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:
IPA - New England
Ranked #16
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #78
Avg:
4.63 | pDev: 5.4%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
354
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Parish Brewing Company
 
Louisiana, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
100
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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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ovaltine from Indiana

4.59/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a turbid pineapple color with a creamy, dense two-finger white head that provides minimal lacing. The nose is a cornucopia of citrus and tropical fruit aromas, with trip oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, and passion fruit vying for attention, and there’s an herbal note as well.

The taste mirrors the nose, with the ripe oranges and passion fruit most prominent on my palate, and the herbal flavor is significant as well, but it’s the slightly creamy flavor that keeps this beer perfectly in balance and dangerously drinkable at 8.5% ABV.

The mouthfeel is the softer side, per the style, yet substantial enough to support a beer of this gravity. I would imagine when this beer was added to the database nearly four years ago, it knocked the socks off of beer nerds everywhere and for good reason, because this stands up exceptionally well to the breweries in the Northeast like Tree House and Trillium that have perfected this style. World class stuff, IMHO.

May 23, 2021
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rsalyers44 from Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First batch I had was in the fall of 2019. I wasnt a huge fan but recently had pours of the fall 2020 batch at the brewery and was blown away. Much better than what I remembered.

Jan 12, 2021
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jheimbigner from Washington

4.49/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange juice. Nose is of orange, a little hopped pine. Taste follows.with a juicy citrus fruit and a medium citrus bitter. Feel is the viscosity of 2% milk with a nice fizz. Overall, let this beer breath for a minute and it opens up into a great vibrant juicy beer.

Jan 10, 2021
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

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

Super cloudy OJ color with a thin half-finger of off-white head that leaves nice rings of lacing.

Orange and passionfruit in the nose.

Some of that citrusy, tropical flavor carries over to the taste, as well as some cream, but it’s stepped on by strong herbal bitterness with hints of grass and pine.

Soft, full-bodied feel with a little zip to the carbonation.

Good, but the original is near-perfect. The extra hops in this version aren’t an improvement.

Dec 25, 2020
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured an orange-ish yellow color with a white head crowning the glass.

Smell - The nose was hazy orange, as is most typical for a NE IPA. It did not profile overly sweet.

Taste - Initially, I was surprised that this was not very sweet. I detected pine, citrus, fresh cut grass, and passionfruit. It was a little dank and spicy with a little bit of warmth at the end.

Mouthfeel - There was some viscosity in this beer with a high level of sediment at the bottom of the can.

Overall - I believe I liked the non-double dry hopped version better.

Jun 27, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

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

Picture perfect hazy yellow body and pearl white head and lacing. Has plenty of vibrant fruit like the original: grapefruit, lime, nectarine, orange, peach, with accenting lemon with dank and dry hops. Taste adds some mango yet the hops remain pretty dank and full yet finish dry and clean, impressive. Feel is about as good as it gets, hops are more than a one trick dry pony yet finish is bone dry, great hazy fruit, perfectly balanced and crisp. Better than the orignal

Jun 17, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

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

16oz can at share thanks to Redbeard. Pale golden hazy pour, small white head. Aroma is belnd of citrus and tropical fruits. Taste follows with a some berries added to the mix.

Jun 13, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

7day old can courtesy of NolaHopHead.
Thanks!
Fortunate enough to try regular version with this one back-to-back.
I love these labels!
L: More banana-orange juice. Minimal thick little head.
S: oranges and stonefruit
T: Same with Nice bitter bite.
F: Juicy to the point of AI level. Aside from bitterness still crushable and not filling.
Overall: juicy and fresh wet hoppy to the point of laughable. Both versions don’t have much head. I’m not sure how much to ding them. Overall impressive, would recommend to any fan of hop+juice+bitter bombs.

Jun 05, 2020
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JMFP from Delaware

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!

Feb 14, 2020
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Jugs_McGhee from Oklahoma

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

Sep 28, 2019
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MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

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.

Feb 16, 2019
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Rristow from Ohio

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.

Jan 18, 2019
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

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!

Jan 10, 2019
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Ciocanelu from Romania

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.

Dec 23, 2018
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joshua_sanders2 from Louisiana

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

Dec 03, 2018
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pmarlowe from Virginia

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.

Nov 29, 2018
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SouthernSips from Mississippi

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.

Nov 25, 2018
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MFMB from Idaho

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 ;)

Nov 03, 2018
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GreatStoutman from Texas

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.

Nov 01, 2018
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

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.

Oct 21, 2018
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SDRedDevil from California

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....

Oct 21, 2018
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Johan69 from Louisiana

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

Oct 21, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

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.

Oct 15, 2018
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mushroomcloud from Texas

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.

Oct 13, 2018
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

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.

Oct 11, 2018
Ghost In The Machine - Double Dry-Hopped from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 354 ratings