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Wasatch GhostRider White IPA | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Wasatch GhostRider White IPAWasatch GhostRider White IPA
BA SCORE
3.69/5
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339 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#30,246
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
339
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
89
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 339 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of mig100
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dougology
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmadsen
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of troyvar
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
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 +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrJones
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "enjoy by" date 1-9-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, straw color with one-finger white head, excellent retention, there is a nice white cap that remained throughout, significant lacing, medium carbonation.

SMELL: bread, coriander, lemon citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet and bready then coriander and lemon citrus hops, very balanced, the 6% ABV is imperceptible.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good beer, it's a different hop profile than a traditional IPA, this is a milder citrus hop profile and makes a more balanced beer, this beer does not burn out your palate and I could definitely drink more than one in a sitting, I would definitely buy this again and would recommend to anyone that enjoys the style.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.39/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i've had maybe three or four white ipa's and this has gotta be the best one so far, very tasty. i'd recommend white ipa's over regular ipa's anyday, they have a better taste.

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Photo of Wobbly
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pens1967
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Norryn
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.07/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ghostrider pours a bright straw color with a small but lacing head. There is a bitter aroma. The taste has some spices, a crisp malt backbone, and some bitter hop flavors. Good body and flavors. Overall, the larger bitterness just doesn't fit.

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Photo of NeubTube
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loulou80
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice faded yellow hazy color with a great lasting white head. Slight hop smell but you can really smell the coriander. Fruity citrus taste. Smooth and creamy. Pretty good white ups!

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Photo of cgrunin
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deereless
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BamfBacon
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Wasatch GhostRider White IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 339 ratings
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