The Establishment Brewing Company Ghost Machine – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8.5% ABV

The Establishment Brewing Company Ghost Machine – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8.5% ABV (C$5.35 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 13-Feb-2020, reviewed 20-Feb-2020)

Appearance: opaque medium gold with two fingers of rocky pale ivory head, excellent retention and moderate chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: juicy tropical fruit, citrus, resiny pine, pale malt, hint of coconut. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (9/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter warming finish. (4/5)

I don’t know if it’s because I recently had their Sky Rocket V, which had a faint but definite coconut characteristic from the Sabro hops, but I want to say I’m getting something similar (though lighter) in this, despite the absence of Sabro. (Brewer notes say it’s hopped with Galaxy, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Cashmere, and Simcoe, none of which are known for coconut.)  Regardless, the blend of juicy fruit flavours is excellent. (17/20)

8.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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