My friend David and I met several years ago while I was still managing the bar at my old place of employment. A fellow lover of Wisconsin-made beer beverages–as well as a connoisseur of fine music–David and I hit it off right away. He will occasionally send me text messages that contain brief, eloquently-written thoughts on whatever he happens to have in front of him at the time. Here’s what he recently had to say about Capital Brewing’s Ghost Ship IPA:
Ghost Ship IPA from Capital. First encountered this beer this past weekend @ Waterfront Festival. Pours to glass a hazy honey colored amber. It is an unfiltered wheat ale brewed with coriander and orange peel. A rich, creamy head caps things off and lingers luxuriously through the pour. A nice smooth citrus spiciness reward the palate. A unique creaminess is very prominent. The Amarillo Hops offer great flavor and aroma. I’m on board!!
From the aforementioned article:
Ghost Ship is labeled as a white IPA. It’s an emerging style that offers the hoppy bitterness of an India Pale Ale and the body, color, spices and citrus qualities of a Belgian witbier (pronounced “vit”), or white beer. The witbier itself is a style that dates back more than 400 years. In the U.S. they have become especially popular in summertime. Witbiers are commonly unfiltered, and because they are made with a high percentage of wheat, are a cloudy pale straw color. The witbier customarily offers low hoppy bitterness and an alcohol content ranging from 4.2% to 5.0% ABV.
Check the beer out, and let us know what you think in the comments section.