Guest Instant Beer Review: Ghost Ship IPA


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!!

Want to learn more about Ghost Ship? Click on this here article from The Daily Page for a nice overview of the beer, as well as a little background into the making of this Belgian-style IPA.


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.