Ghost­fish Van­ish­ing Point

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - American Pale Ale -

LOC: Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton ABV: 5.3% | IBUS: 45 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“With sev­eral types of ar­ti­san gluten-free mil­let and rice malts and four va­ri­eties of Wash­ing­ton-grown hops, one sip will make your pre­con­cep­tions about gluten-free beer van­ish into the great be­yond!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Strong fruity ester aroma with pineap­ple and ba­nana notes as well as some flo­ral notes (car­na­tion or chrysan­the­mum). Not much in the way of hops char­ac­ter, maybe a hint of grassy hops. Light caramel sweet­ness.” Fla­vor: “Ba­nana candy (al­though not very sweet). Slight cidery/grape note. Some but­ter­scotch malt sweet­ness. Mild grape­fruit hops. As­sertive bit­ter­ness is out of bal­ance—hops are bit­ter but not fla­vor­ful.” Over­all: “In­ter­est­ing com­plex­ity through­out, though there are some rough edges, par­tic­u­larly with the strong ba­nana notes and lin­ger­ing as­trin­gency on the fin­ish. The sweet­ness in the body kind of over­pow­ers the hops char­ac­ter, though the fin­ish is nicely balanced. Re­ally, for a pale ale, they should have used more hops for fla­vor and aroma.”

AROMA: 10 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 16 MOUTH­FEEL: 3 OVER­ALL: 9 82

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