Review: Ghostfish Vanishing Point | Craft Beer & Brewing
Ghostfish Vanishing Point
82 out of 100

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 5.3 IBU: 45

82/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 3

Ghostfish Vanishing Point

What the brewers say

“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.”

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