Wasatch GhostRider White IPA | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch GhostRider White IPAWasatch GhostRider White IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

utahbeers.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Legend has it Ghostrider roams Utah's Wasatch Range seeking revenge: “someone” stole his White IPA recipe. Smooth and crisp, it's made from pale barley and citrusy hops. It's too good to hide!

Ghostrider is an unfiltered White IPA brewed with coriander.

Added by Lemke10 on 12-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
331
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
85
For Trade:
0
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Photo of colts9016
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A hazy pale yellow color with a fair amount of carbonation. The head is one finger thick, creamy white, and has fair retention.

Grapefruit orange, perfume, grass, toasted biscuit, herbs.

A pleasant, orange, coriander, grass, hay, toasted biscuit, grapefruit, and yeast.

A very clean, IPA with a clean finish.

A fair amount of hops, but has a non harshness to the beer. A good example of beligum IPA.

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Photo of Darhawk
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lakin_Thomas
4.76/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tubeyes
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertraveler08
4.74/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of elNopalero
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a hazy golden yellow. Coriander and orange peel notes dominate the aroma, much more so than a hop presence. It's slightly estery with a pleasing citrusy hop character. Belgo notes don't overpower

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daver32nh
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger head into a tulip glass. The head is very pillowy and frothy, not quite creamy though. Pretty much completely white, maybe a hair off white. Looks to be hanging around well, but we’ll see how that turns out. The beer looks more like a wit than it does an IPA, I know it’s a white IPA, but still. Very cloudy, basically zero visibility. Orange in color. Carbonation isn’t visible. Overall it’s a very nice looking beer, so far.

The nose is ok, nothing special though. Light coriander up front, with some light wheat in there. A small bitterness too, but not enough for an IPA, at all. Very clean smelling. Perhaps a little orange as well. The smell is pleasant, just not enough going on, and it doesn’t smell like an IPA (even considering it’s a white IPA). It’s a nice smell, but just not enough to be more than a 3.5.

On the initial taste, some low end grain comes through, not a great start. Maybe corn even? There is a light coriander from beginning to end. A hint of bitterness, but again, just not even close to enough for the style. Like in the aroma, the taste is very clean, but that borderlines bland. I’m close to giving it a 3, but it’s just a hair above, so 3.5.

The mouthfeel is very nice, with as cloudy as it is, I would expect a wheaty feel. Carbonation is low, but definitely there. While it does have a backbone to its mouthfeel, the wheat and overall chewiness is lacking a tiny bit for the style. I’m thinking 4, but I think I have to go 3.5 again.

The drinkability is very good. It’s light, and un offensive. Problem is, it’s just not that great of a beer. It’s a relatively average beer overall, so while it’s easy to drink, I’m not ecstatic about drinking it. I’ll give it a 4 for drinkability though.

The appearance turned out to be very nice, good lacing throughout the whole beer. The body, while being a little unusual, looked nice from the beginning. The head did not last the entire time, for that reason I think a 4 is fine.

Overall this was a pretty average beer, nothing special at all, but nothing offensive. There isn’t a whole lot to say honestly. Lacking in flavor and keeping to the style were the two big problems. 3.5 overall because it’s by no means a Blue Moon.

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Photo of boku56
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bakoebel
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Johnct
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of craigbelly
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mtn
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mig100
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dougology
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmadsen
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of troyvar
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ale brewed with coriander (hey, if I don't like it I can always dump it in my chili). Poured from a can into a Bell's tulip. I get the coriander on the nose immediately after opening the can. Not very highly carbonated, but a rough pour does produce about a finger of fluffy white head. The beer is kind of hazy and pale gold in color. On the nose I get coriander, lemon zest, sage, and a hint of pineapple.

Medium body with an earthy flavor. Not at all hop-forward and far more herbal than citrusy. I would say this drinks more like a Saison than a true American IPA. There is a firm malt presence up front, then a very strong wave of herbal flavors. Lots of coriander on the palate along with black tea and a hint of fruit. The herbs and tea intensify across the palate and linger on the finish, which is husky and mulchy.

Refreshing and unique. Doesn't really fit the style description of an American IPA. Fairly easy-drinking, but a little too herbal. I would like this beer more without so much coriander in it, or perhaps with just a bit more malty sweetness to balance it out a bit.

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Photo of tws6288
4.57/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrJones
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wasatch GhostRider White IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
3.73 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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