Ghost River 1887 IPA
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 87   ABV: -
Ghost River 1887 IPA commemorates the first year that the famous Memphis Sands Aquifer was tapped. Now over 100 years later, Ghost River Brewing has turned Memphis’ water into an aggressively hopped beer IPA (India Pale Ale) using the bold assertive flavors of American varietal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (3088) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at BB Kings Memphis. Orange body. A little hoppy and bitter with a nuttiness as well. Pretty mediocre IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (3036) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Decent aroma if a bit mild, mostly malt with a bit of citrus. The flavor is bitter with just a bit of the malt coming though. A little thin and light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (4243) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2014
Growler from the brewery. Shout out to Andrew! Pours very clear copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like malty, nutty hops. Creamy nutty grapefruit with a musky, lingering aftertaste. Smells like grapefruit, roasted nuts,cans toasted caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (4773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2014
Growler from brewery. Pours clear amber with creamy white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, light floral notes, light funk, and faint orange peel. Flavor is dry malts, sharp bitterness, light citrus, and some pine; dry, bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bourbon2beer (9) - Oxford, Mississippi, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Nice finish at first. Very smooth. A little harsh after most of a glass. Great legs. Worth a repeat for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours golden with a thin tan head. Aroma of spruce with light toasty caramel. Predominately sweet, complimented by a significant bitterness. A very good IPA overall, well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (462) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 On tap at Mellow Mushroom. Pours an amber color with an almost two finger off white head. Slight lacing. Aroma of hops, but not overwhelming. Seems to have a good earthy hoppiness. The taste is very smooth. There is a balance of the malts and hops, which I really like. I thought it had a medium feel to it, slightly on the light side. Not as thick as other IPAs, but this made it extremely drinkable. Carbonation is just right. Very smooth. Overall, this turned out to be a really good and smooth IPA. I’m really glad its a local one. I’ll be drinking more of it. Great first offer by Ghost River.

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