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:
109
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Buhimoth
4.95/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Caliguycov
4.78/5  rDev +25.5%

Photo of MackemSi
4.72/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of dking1525
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of altmer
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of MaSaiani
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of BRB1978
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wretchedabyss
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulomar
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChinaskiWMA
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I spent a week this summer in Southwold, drinking this from the bottle and on tap from the Red Lion (the Lord Nelson was packed). This beer is the perfect blending of the subtle and balanced characteristics of an English Ale with the juicy, citrusy qualities of American IPAs (but no bitterness). Not surprisingly it's brewed with Citra hops.
The look is amber and clear. I would love to taste it unfiltered. The nose gives you toasted bread, yeast, and some citrusy fruit. Initially, very thirst quenching and mild flavor of English ale yeast and malty biscuit, giving way to mild grapefruit citrus. Soft flavor upfront, and soft finish. I can drink this all day.

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Photo of Tom147139
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of sephyrott
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gutbucket2
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

5 litre cask bought from brewery. (contains yeast). Strong sweet citrus and toffee aroma. Taste the same. Mouthfeel: this is where the beer scores highly. Terrific lengthy taste of citrus hop and malt including rye. Overall: a stunning ale from Adnams. Chewy texture, unusual in a 4.5% beer. I recommend buying cask-conditioned. Bottled version does not contain yeast.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of stephenlee
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ronaqsethi
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DiUr
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

440ml can. Orange amber colour with good looking two finger head which leaves a pretty good lacing. Smell of floral hops, passion fruit and mango, even a hint of marihuana? The taste follows the aroma, with some added maltiness. The hops and tropical flavours grow at the end and it finishes dry, leaving a slightly metallic after taste. Medium body and light carbonation.

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

A: Copper body. Almost no head.
S: Perfumy tropical hops.
T: Earthy/rindy with a likeness to elderflower. Dry, with some tea leaves. Not very bitter at all, which is refreshing for an American hopped ale. As it warms it gets even earthier and I get burned toast.
O: Better than I was expecting.

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Photo of Luka
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cask at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is orange with a small, soapy, white head. The aroma offers citra hops, biscuits, citrus fruit. This beer is a great fit for the cask. Beautiful feel. Bitter and yet smooth. Easy drinking and light on the palate. Good stuff.

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4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Adnams Ghost Ship from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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