Block 15’s The Story of the Ghost pale ale is…pale.
It’s a NE style pale ale, instead of a NEIPA. Now on the one side, this means it avoids the pitfalls typical to the style: too sweet or tasting like pith.
But on the other hand, it doesn’t want to give me enough malt to support strong flavors like grapefruit. To its credit, the Season of the Ghost has a mild nose, and the initial impact doesn’t seem very severe.
As I drink it though, the bitterness gets more and more intense and the hint of pith starts to creep further into the beer. It doesn’t hold up to an entire pint’s worth of beverage and that’s all they sell it in.
Perhaps it is for you-but it isn’t quite for me.