Ghost Water Hazy IPA

Review Date 7/31/2020 By John Staradumsky

           

Thanks are in order for Craftshack.com. I know Iíve been speaking about them a lot this year, but they have given me access to some amazing breweries (many in the San Diego area) that I might not have otherwise experienced. The latest such brewery is 32 North (yes of San Diego, and Iím enjoying my first ever beer from them in Ghost Water Hazy IPA.  

This was the description that hooked me in on this one, from Craftshack:

Ghost Water Hazy IPA, very light in color, but deeply hazy, the Pilsner malt pairs wonderfully with Zythos and Mandarina Bavaria hops to create an Uber-citrus forward IPA, with tropical notes through the body.

The Zythos and Mandarina Bavaria intrigued, so I added a can to my cart. The beer has an alcohol content of 6.6% by volume, and I paid $4.49 for my can. Not sure what it runs in stores. There is no freshness dating on my can.

32 North Ghost Water Hazy IPA pours to a hazy yellow orange color with a thick fluffy head of persistent white foam. The head formed prodigiously on a gentle por, and I had to allow the foam to settle a few times to get the proper amount of beer in my glass. Taking a sniff, the nose is very subtle with citrus fruit. Taking a sip, the beer is definitely different from any Hazy IPA I have had before. The beer offers zesty tangerine and grapefruit rind notes and is very bitter indeed. The citrus here is not super juicy, itís more bitter rindy, and I like that.

Quite interesting in its subtlety, 32 North Ghost Water IPA is a beer I would buy again. Iíll let you know when I do.  

Glad I tried it?  T

Would I rebuy it??

 

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.

(B)=Bottled, Canned

(D)=Draft





 

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