Ghost in the Machine is a New England-style American Double IPA that’s brewed by Parish Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass a 12 oz. bottle.
Packaging art for the Ghost in the Machine by Parish Brewing Co.
What You Need to Know
This is Parish Brewing’s masterpiece and it’s brimming with a ton of Citra hops for a restrained but juicy bite that’s become a cult favorite. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
This NEIPA pours an opaque golden hue and is topped by thick cap of dense off-white foam that shows good retention. The head’s reduction leaves behind gobs of residue on the glass.
The aroma strongly wafts a pungent scent of resin with hints of tropical fruit and bready malt.
The palate is led with a mild bite of lemony citrus and transitions through a base of bready malt. A more pronounced bite of grapefruit and orange citrus plus piney hops top the palate and the tasting is rounded out with tropical fruit.
Label art for the Ghost in the Machine by Parish Brewing Co.
The feel is relatively smooth with a dry finish. The body is just over medium with matching carbonation. There’s a mild acidity to the finish.
Ghost in the Machine presents quite nicely. Could the head retention be a little bit better? Perhaps. But that’s nitpicking. The aroma is initially strong but fades to nearly non-existence by the end of the session. Otherwise, it’s pleasant enough. The restrained bitterness puts the feel right where you’d like this beer to be and the palate is absolutely fantastic. The blend of biting citrus and sweet tropical fruit is terrific. This brew is a must try.
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