Adnams Ghost Ship
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Pale Ale - English
Ranked #14
Ranked #20,223
3.82 | pDev: 11.26%
Aug 22, 2021
Nov 14, 2010
Very Good
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4.13 by bad_poetry from England on Aug 22, 2021
3.64 by Hopweiser from Korea (South) on Apr 18, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 4.5%. Clear deep golden to amber colour, moderate white head. Very nice aroma of fruity / citrussy hops. Relatively light bodied, but has a solid hoppiness throughout. Citrussy notes, resinous and bitter in the aftertaste. Not very sweet, but has some notes of caramel malts. Another decent ale from Adnams.

Apr 05, 2021
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by StoutSkull from England

I have tried the canned version of this beer as it was recommended to me as tastier than the bottled version, it pours an amber with orange tones light body with an off white tone foamy top, the aroma is floral and citra hops , tastes malty with slightly citrusy notes of the british hops and malts, it is a light bodied refreshing beer with a minimal bitter aftertaste and minimal carbonation; it is pleasant and easy to drink as a session beer.

Feb 06, 2021
4.13 by pcbnumber1 from England on Jan 18, 2021
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jsteez from Utah

A nice British pale ale with an American hop twist. Smooth and hoppy, but balanced and... did I say smooth? Citrus (from Citra hops) and a little fruity, with a lighter body. Some toffee notes from the English malts. A nice bitter bite at the end that has you crying for more. Copper/orange color.
A good pale ale. Easy to drink a few

Dec 10, 2020
4.75 by v3e from England on Oct 22, 2020
2.83 by Miyeoni from Korea (South) on Jul 01, 2020
3.88 by insouciantx from New York on May 28, 2020
3.62 by jdurey from Korea (South) on Dec 01, 2019
4.28 by James94 from England on Nov 16, 2019
3.75 by paulish from New York on Nov 11, 2019
3.94 by arzt from Germany on Oct 09, 2019
3.66 by TrojanRB from Texas on Jun 21, 2019
4.22 by igl from Russian Federation on Apr 27, 2019
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3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by shambeano from Australia

Purchased at Dan Murphy's in a 440 ml can. Date on the bottom of the can (Best Before) is August 2019. Poured into a Tulip. A little bit of a gusher, so had to wait a little while to actually pour it.
Look: Orange gold colour. About an inch or so of thick head, slowly falls back down with some lacing. Looks alright.
Smell: A little hoppy to begin with, a touch of citrus and some sweetish honey malt. Not much else happening.
Taste: Much like the smell. A nice maltiness, with a slightly citrus hop. A touch of bitterness at the end, but its all very reserved. I think it is pretty well-rounded though.
Feel: light bodied, but still seems to hit all points of the tongue. Not particularly carbonated, which makes it seem heavier than it probably is.
Overall: I think for style, it is a well rounded example of an English Pale, well rounded hop and malt character, with neither overpowering the other.

Jan 15, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

I had a pint with lunch today at the Red Lion in Eaton nr Norwich, very enjoyable more traditional' pale ale. An eminently sessionable beer. Nothing jutting out of place, goes very well with food. If I lived in the region it's the kind of beer I could order when visiting a local pub and it wasn't going to let me down.

Dec 23, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DerbyDave35 from Australia

This sells in Australia at a really good price . It is a good standard ale for everyday affordable drinking

Sep 16, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Oragyn from England

It's got a citrus (lime) and malty aroma and pours a solid coppery colour. Has a nice subtle bitterness, satisfying zesty taste, tasting almost grapefruit towards the end and leaves a fairly refreshing, pleasant after taste. Solid pale ale.

Sep 07, 2018
3.89 by Robertas from Lithuania on May 29, 2018
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3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Hanglow from Scotland

A very reliable beer in cask, can, bottle and mini keg

Rating overall, review for can

Pours copper, clear, two finger head.

Aroma is a mix of modern American hop and caramelly malt, some toffe and tablet there.

Taste brings a bit of pithy bitterness but it's restrained.Juicyness and those malt flavours are there albeit in the background. Some dryness on the finish.

Good beer and great value

May 13, 2018
3.35 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Apr 18, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Hazy, golden colored brew. Tight and lasting head which leaves good rings for lace.

The smell leans to the rich pale malt. Nearly no hop presence.

This fits the classic English Pale Ale profile with sweet fruity base and a balancing local hop (Kent and Fuggles?). The body is rich with a muted effervescence. The well-balanced aftertaste lasts a long time considering the strength of the malt base.

Mar 25, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jamesroses from Argentina

6 mnths old 440ml can

look: orange, copper, a bit hazy, low carbonation, good head retention.

aroma: was a bit muted. what I got was some kind of critus note, like lime and some sweet like caramel.

taste: pretty hoppy and fresh for a 6 month old can. Citrusy and rubbery. Some grapefruit and lemon.

mouthfeel: medium bodied, and hoppy leathery aftertaste.

overall: nice pale ale. I'd like to drink it fresher. I would definitely try it again.

Mar 16, 2018
3.71 by georgeanthorpe from England on Mar 11, 2018
3.35 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 18, 2017
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4.95/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by Lignocaine from Australia

Finally a beer that ticks all the boxes at a reasonable price

Nov 13, 2017
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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by matuto from Brazil

500 ml bottle, exp. 12/2017. Amber beer, a bit hazy. Subtle mineral, citric and earthy aromas and taste. Watery mouthfeel. Nice bitterness showing up after a while.

Sep 09, 2017
3.98 by jhart96 from England on Aug 13, 2017
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3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by saboliver from England

500 ml bottle. Fairly modest nose, malty with a touch of citrus. Nothing dramatic. Very pleasing malty first taste with limited hoppiness and the faintly metallic tang that is a pleasing feature of some Adnams ales. Hops and bitterness come through a lot more later. Perhaps a bread or biscuit note to the malt taste developing during drinking. Medium carbonation with a little bit of fizz in the mouth but not too much for me. Fairly light and easy-drinking. Would be a pleasant session ale.

Aug 09, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

Review from notes. Enjoyed while on vacation in the UK. Pint served cool (from tap) at the Crutched Friar in London, nearby the Tower of London. Served in a Adnams Ghost Ship pint glass with some bad ass ship on it.

Appearance - Bright orange and amber colored brew. A half finger of white head sits on top as isn't going anywhere. Spotty lacing all over the glass.

Smell - Slightly earthy and musty with orange peel thrown in for good measure. Maybe some pepper in there as well and the light floral aromatics work nicely in the background. May be a strange combo but it works.

Taste - Light and fairly floral with middling bitterness, intensifying towards the end. Some orange peel shows up again.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and fairly light. Carbonation is low, but fits the flavors.

Overall - A pretty solid pale ale. Ghost ship is worth the price of admission and certainly wouldn't say no to a second pint.

Jul 31, 2017
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3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by josanguapo from Spain

From Elcervecero. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Pillars of Eternity. Very mineral, with citrusy notes to lime and lemon, a light body and a well adjusted bitterness level. Sessionable but lacking taste and body

Jul 26, 2017
3.77 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Jul 14, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DypsoBubble from England

Bought in tins from Sainsbury's supermarket. Good value at five quid for four.
Good light session beer with fruity citrus tasting hops. Nice balance of carbonation, acidity, bitterness and flavours. Excellent for a hot summer's day.

Jul 08, 2017
3.83 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on May 04, 2017
3.12 by Wigansinker from England on Mar 23, 2017
3.59 by steverx8 from England on Mar 14, 2017
3.56 by windowside from Germany on Feb 06, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Umbriel from England

The somewhat cheesy label makes you think this is another pale ale in a sea of beers. But this one is particularly good and I came across it as a random buy. It's so well balanced and not too hoppy, too sweet or too bitter but has a lovely, very subtle burnt ash flavour. It exudes balance and it goes down very smoothly indeed. Recommended.

Jan 28, 2017
4.3 by sephyrott from Spain on Oct 09, 2016
Adnams Ghost Ship from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 142 ratings