Adnams Ghost Ship | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
England, United Kingdom
adnams.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wl0307 on 11-14-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
112
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
47
For Trade:
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Photo of josanguapo
3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DypsoBubble
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wigansinker
3.12/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of windowside
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Umbriel
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of sephyrott
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Macamah
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spike
2.76/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From a 500ml bottle. A dark gold with an orange tinge. A thin, white head with open bubbles around the rim.

Smells strongly of tangerine, honeysuckle, and pine. Not subtle at all.

Flavour is citrus and pine. But there's a metallic note as well. Tastes like an large-scale brewery poured in an artificial flavour labeled 'New World Hops'. Not convincing.

Medium to thin mouthfeel with some carbonation and a hoppy astringency.

Looks ok. Bitterness is good. Not sure about everything else. I like hop-forward, american-style pale ales but this is such a weird, unauthentic, unbalanced offering.

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Photo of Stevethebeerman
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ppin
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vinicole
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale amber. No head but plenty of rising bubbles.
Aroma of citrus hops tinged with malt.
Taste reflects the smell with a touch of sweetness counterbalanced by a tannic astringency.
Moderate feel.

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Photo of bark
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cask @ Charlieā€™s Pub, Copenhagen Denmark.

Clear liquid, copper colour. The low head is cool white.

The bitter-hoppy smooth smell is somewhat sour, some floral notes.

The taste got distinct bitter flavours, but in a very English way. Citric fruits and ditto peels, orange squash. Medium body. The aftertaste is a bit harsh with lemon peels and dried flowers. The finish is a bit harsh.

Medium carbonation, stronger than expected from a cask ale. Smooth liquid.

A bit too harsh, I get the expression that this is an English bitter with too much modern world hops, not an APA with an English twist. Still, a quite nice beer.

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Photo of ipek
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rleon
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rale
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a slightly hazy golden-amber with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-grassy,spicy,orange,grapefruit,tangerines
T:
-Follows the nose plus a bready finish
-low to medium bitterniss
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Good,refreshing Ale.
Somewhere between an English Bitter and SNPA

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Photo of paulomar
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of charlatan
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber coloured beer with onion and tangerine oil in the nose. Sugests interesting hops and indeed the beer is pretty hoppy for an English pale ale. The hops are pretty spciy and astringent. I was less keen on the dry feel.

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Photo of Buhimoth
4.95/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of FCox143
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Adnams Ghost Ship from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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