The Marvel Super Villain Taking Over as Ghost Rider Revealed

The hood debuts as the new ghost rider in benjamin percy and danny kim's 'ghost rider: final vengeance,' on sale in march.

Over the years, the Spirit of Vengeance has burned its way through various hosts, and this March, it’ll abandon Johnny Blaze for a new rider in GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE !

An evolution of Benjamin Percy ’s acclaimed GHOST RIDER run, this new series will see an iconic super villain unleash hellfire as the new Ghost Rider—the criminal mastermind known as the Hood ! Armed with a demonic cloak and dark mystical abilities, Parker Robbins’ undying lust for more power and fortune has made one of the Marvel Universe’s dangerous threats.

Now with the Spirit of Vengeance claiming what’s left of his soul, there’s no stopping his bloody takeover of the criminal underworld. By the time Johnny Blaze is able to claw his way back from the abyss to reclaim the Spirit of Vengeance , it’ll be far too late! 

Joining Percy will be artist Danny Kim , who delivered a terrifying showdown between Ghost Rider and the Hood in last year’s GHOST RIDER ANNUAL #1 . The rising star has designed a brand-new look for the Hood/Ghost Rider that is sure to strike fear into reader’s hearts!

"Some villains you know all too well. Doctor Doom . Thanos . Mephisto . But I find it especially fun to bring the lesser known baddies out of the shadows and give them a shot at a starring role. That's what I did with Omega Red during X LIVES OF WOLVERINE/X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE —and that's what I'm doing now with Ghost Rider," Percy explained.

"The Hood wants a taste of the big-time. And he's made a deal with the devil to help him on his way," he continued. "This is what happens when the Spirit of Vengeance is stripped from Johnny Blaze and grafted on to a character who has no moral compass. An epic crime saga—flavored with horror—awaits readers in GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE."

GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE: Hood Ghost Rider character design sheet by Danny Kim

GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE #1 Written by BENJAMIN PERCY Art by DANNY KIM Cover by JUAN FERREYRA On Sale 3/13

GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE #1 cover by Juan Ferreyra

GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE #2 Written by BENJAMIN PERCY Art by DANNY KIM Cover by JUAN FERREYRA On Sale 4/18

See the Hood embracing his new role in the GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE #2 cover by Juan Ferreyra and Kim’s original design sheet. Be there for this dark new chapter of Ghost Rider when GHOST RIDER: FINAL VENGEANCE #1 arrives on March 13.

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Norman Reedus on playing a rebooted Ghost Rider for Marvel: 'Fingers crossed'

  • Norman Reedus has his "fingers crossed" about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • While discussing " TWD ," Insider asked Reedus about a report that he's in talks to play Ghost Rider.
  • Reedus said he hopes to hear something.

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Is Norman Reedus joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe to play Ghost Rider?

"Fingers crossed," Reedus told Insider Wednesday when asked if there was anything he could say about whether or not he has been cast as the Marvel character. 

The "TWD" fan favorite has advice for fans who wish to see him join the MCU, quickly adding by phone, "Light a candle."

Late December, website Giant Freakin' Robot reported that Reedus signed on to play the antihero in the MCU. Reedus subsequently tweeted a link to an Instagram post on the report containing fan art of him as the character. 

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At the time, Reedus' rep told Entertainment Weekly there was " no truth to this at this time. "

Regardless, the move prompted fans to back the actor in the role with a flurry of (pretty convincing) fan art. 

"TWD" showrunner Angela Kang and chief content officer Scott M. Gimple quickly added their support on Twitter, adding fuel to the rumors that Reedus' casting may be forthcoming. 

—Scott M. Gimple (@ScottMGimple) December 27, 2021

Wednesday, when Insider told Reedus we hope to hear something soon about "Ghost Rider," Reedus said, "Me too. Me too."

In 2021, Reedus voiced his interest in playing the role to ComicBook.com , telling the site how he envisioned his character: "I want a fire skull. I want my face to turn into a fire skull and whip a chain around."

Nicolas Cage previously played an iteration of the character named Johnny Blaze in two films, 2007's "Ghost Rider" and its sequel "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance."

A stunt motorcycle rider who trades his soul to the devil in exchange for his father's life, Blaze/Ghost Rider feels like a role Reedus was born to play. 

One could argue that Reedus' current AMC reality series, "Ride With Norman Reedus," in which he travels to different destinations by motorcycle with pals, has been an elaborate audition tape in case Marvel ever wanted to reboot the character. "TWD" fans know Reedus' character, Daryl Dixon, is also a motorcycle enthusiast.

If Reedus does join the MCU, he'd join a lengthy list of present and past "TWD" cast who have appeared in Marvel roles, including Cailey Fleming ("Loki"), Danai Gurira ("Black Panther"), Lauren Ridloff ("Eternals"), and Ross Marquand ("Avengers Endgame," "What If..."). 

But, for now, Reedus is preoccupied with another universe. 

When we caught up with Reedus on Wednesday, he had the final season of "TWD" on his mind.

The actor, who has starred on the AMC series since its first season, said it's starting to sink in that they're getting to the end of the apocalyptic drama. The show is expected to wrap filming this spring.

"It's kind of bittersweet, I have to tell you," Reedus told Insider. "Despite the accomplishments — to be on air this long and be this popular this long and have such a great show — at the same time, I'll probably be on the bathroom floor." 

In 2020, the network announced the "TWD" would come to a close with its 11th season , news that shocked much of the cast , including Reedus, who previously told us he was the first of the cast to receive the news.

Even when "TWD" is over, Reedus is set to lead the show's untitled "Carol and Daryl" spinoff alongside longtime costar Melissa McBride. Of course, there's also the question of whether or not Reedus will also appear in one, or any, of the future "TWD" movies as well. 

"TWD" returns to AMC on February 20. Episodes will stream a week early on AMC+ starting on February 13. You can follow along with our coverage here .

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The new Ghost Rider has been revealed, and it's a well-known Marvel villain

There's a new Spirit of Vengeance in town, and it's a villain Marvel fans will recognize

Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #2 cover art

Marvel has been teasing that a known villain will soon take over as a new Spirit of Vengeance in the upcoming Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance limited series, and now the publisher has revealed the villain who will take up the mantle: the Hood.

For readers of writer Benjamin Percy's recent Ghost Rider volume, this won't be a total surprise, as the Hood appeared as an antagonist 2023's Ghost Rider Annual #1. Now, he's going to become the new Spirit of Vengeance as Johnny Blaze is cast into hell. 

Along with the announcement, Marvel has revealed Juan Ferreyra's cover of Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #2 as well as series artist Danny Kim's design for the Hood as the Spirit of Vengeance.

"Armed with a demonic cloak and dark mystical abilities, Parker Robbins’ undying lust for more power and fortune has made one of the Marvel Universe’s dangerous threats," reads Marvel's official announcement. "Now with the Spirit of Vengeance claiming what’s left of his soul, there’s no stopping his bloody takeover of the criminal underworld. By the time Johnny Blaze is able to claw his way back from the abyss to reclaim the Spirit of Vengeance, it’ll be far too late!"

Parker Robbins, AKA The Hood, was created in 2002's The Hood #1 by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artists Kyle Hotz and Eric Powell. A low level criminal in New York City, Robbins rises through the ranks to become a supervillain when he gains possession of a demonic cloak and boots that allow him to turn invisible and walk on air. The Hood will be the villain of Marvel Studios ' upcoming Ironheart streaming series, played by Anthony Ramos.

"Some villains you know all too well. Doctor Doom. Thanos. Mephisto. But I find it especially fun to bring the lesser known baddies out of the shadows and give them a shot at a starring role. That's what I did with Omega Red during X Lives of Wolverine/X  Deaths of Wolverine - and that's what I'm doing now with Ghost Rider," Percy states in the announcement. 

"The Hood wants a taste of the big time. And he's made a deal with the devil to help him on his way. This is what happens when the Spirit of Vengeance is stripped from Johnny Blaze and grafted on to a character who has no moral compass. An epic crime saga - flavored with horror - awaits readers in Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance."

Ghost Rider: Final Vengeance #1 goes on sale March 13, followed by #2 on April 18.

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All 25 versions of ghost rider, ranked from weakest to most powerful.

From 'mashup' variants and Spirit of Vengeance-adjacent characters to lore-heavy mainstays, here are the 25 versions of Ghost Rider, ranked by power!

  • Ghost Rider is a unique antihero with a rich history and legacy that spans across multiple characters and storylines.
  • There are 25 versions of Ghost Rider in Marvel Comics, including mashup characters and those with similar powers.
  • While some Ghost Riders are fun and powerful, the true legacy Ghost Riders have a deeper connection to the Spirit of Vengeance and exhibit immense power.

Ghost Rider is an especially unique antihero in Marvel Comics lore, not because of his immense power or link to the supernatural, but because of the history and legacy that goes with the moniker. ‘Ghost Rider’ isn’t a person or even just simply a title, but an essence that passes through countless people, granting them power beyond their comprehension.

Overall, there are 25 Ghost Riders in Marvel Comics . Some are characters who aren’t actually Ghost Riders, but who have powers that greatly resemble the proper Spirit of Vengeance, either through another demonic entity or even technology. Some are ‘mashup’ characters scattered throughout Marvel Comics, which are basically ‘what if this hero/villain was a Ghost Rider?’. These characters are fun, and some are extremely powerful, but on principle, they don’t hold a candle to the legacy Ghost Riders, those who have a deeper connection to the wider lore surrounding the Spirit of Vengeance while also exhibiting immense power in their own right. With that established, here are all 25 versions of Ghost Rider, ranked.

25 Phantom Rider (AKA Carter Slade)

Carter Slade aka Phantom Rider (originally Ghost Rider) was technically the first version of Ghost Rider to appear in Marvel Comics who made his debut in 1966’s Ghost Rider #1 by Dick Ayers, Gary Friedrich, and Roy Thomas. However, this version of the character isn’t anything like the current Ghost Rider, which is why Marvel changed his name to Phantom Rider, effectively stripping him of his ‘Ghost Rider’ title. This character doesn’t have a link to hellfire or any other power normally associated with a Ghost Rider, but instead is simply dressed all in white, and fights 19th century crime with nothing more than his spirit revolver. A legacy character, to be sure, but one who’s been left behind by the wider Ghost Rider canon, both in terms of power and relatability to the modern character.

24 Kowalski (AKA "Deputy Kowalski")

Debuting in 2008’s Ghost Rider #21 by Jason Aaron and Roland Boschi, Deputy Kowalkski is a Ghost Rider villain who only attained a fraction of the demonic antihero’s power after he shot Ghost Rider with a mystical shotgun that was supposed to kill him. While Kowalksi used this tiny fragment of Ghost Rider’s power to become a major thorn in the Spirit of Vengeance’s side, he simply doesn’t hold up against the vast majority of the other Ghost Riders on this list.

23 Michael Badilino (AKA "Vengeance")

Also not technically a proper Ghost Rider, Vengeance aka Michael Badillino at least made a name for himself as a villain-turned-antihero who went through the same process of gaining demonic hell-powers as the classic Ghost Rider. Debuting as Vengeance in Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance #9 by Howard Mackie and Adam Kubert, Michael lost his entire family after Ghost Rider (who was being controlled by Mephisto) blasted Michael’s father with hellfire, causing the man to go insane and murder his wife and children, leaving only Michael alive. This drove Michael to seek vengeance against Ghost Rider, sparking him to make a deal with Mephisto to become the demonic embodiment of Vengeance. Again, not an actual Ghost Rider, but a very cool character who’s comparable in both power and aesthetic.

22 Ghost Rider 2099 (AKA Kenshiro "Zero" Cochrane)

This reimagining/revamping of the Ghost Rider comic book title is one of the coolest in Marvel Comics history, making its debut in Ghost Rider 2099 #1 by Len Kaminski and Chris Bachalo. It’s just that, Ghost Rider 2099 doesn’t have anything to do with demons, hell, or the Spirit of Vengeance. Ghost Rider 2099 is more akin to a T-X Terminator than a demonic antihero, as this version of the character is a super-advanced android with the downloaded consciousness of Zero Cochrane controlling it, and more than likely wouldn’t stand a chance against almost every other version of Ghost Rider that is powered by mysticism and hellfire.

21 Shark Rider (AKA Atlantean Vengeance)

The first proper Spirit of Vengeance on this list, Shark Rider is a version of Ghost Rider who first appeared merely in a vision in 2009’s Ghost Rider #31 by Jason Aaron, Tan Eng Huat, and Roland Boschi. This is a Ghost Rider who rides a shark. That is all. Cool visually, but readers know nothing about them other than the fact that they are a Spirit of Vengeance of the past - not a ‘phantom rider’ or a cyborg - and they may be Atlantean, due to the fact that they’re riding a shark. Though everything they’ve ever done, or any level of power they’ve ever exhibited, can only be presumed.

20 Wileaydus Autolycus (AKA Alien Vengeance)

Guardians of the Galaxy #12 by Jim Valentino introduced Whileaydus Autolycus aka Ghost Rider, an alien zealot whose people were all but wiped out by the Universal Church of Truth. This caused Autolycus to commit his life to exterminating this universal cult from the cosmos, doing so as the Ghost Rider of the 31st century. This Ghost Rider is a really cool addition to Marvel lore, but he’s just too much of a mystery to be considered more powerful than other Ghost Riders on this list - including and especially the upcoming wave of ‘mashup Ghost Riders’.

19 Speed Demon (AKA Blaze Allen)

Speed Demon aka Blaze Allen is an Amalgam Universe character who first appeared in Speed Demon #1 by Howard Mackie, James Felder, and Salvador Larroca. Speed Demon rewrote Etrigan’s story to make him a Spirit of Vengeance who possessed the Flash, turning this amalgamated DC/Marvel character into the resident ‘Ghost Rider’ of the Amalgam Universe . A Fun ‘mashup’ character, but overall, Speed Demon is simply the first in a long line of similar ‘mashups’ who really don’t add anything to the wider Ghost Rider mythos, making them hard to judge against more established Spirits of Vengeance (though incredibly entertaining to read about nonetheless).

18 Iron Ghost (AKA The Black Legion's Rider)

Appearing in Uncanny X-Force #12 by Rick Remender and Mark Brooks, Iron Ghost was little more than an aesthetically badass cameo who existed within the Age of Apocalypse universe of Earth-295. Presumably having all the same powers as a regular Ghost Rider with the added benefit of hellfire-imbued Iron Man armor, Iron Ghost is seemingly a force to be reckoned with. But, like many others on this list, he’s just too untested to be a real contender.

17 Ghost Goblin (AKA Norman Osborn)

Ghost Goblin, on the other hand, is an absolute terror who gave the Avengers a run for their money in Avengers #52 by Jason Aaron and Juan Frigeri. This Ghost Rider was from a universe where the Spirit of Vengeance latched itself onto the Green Goblin, and was actually corrupted by the insanity of the classic Spider-Man villain. This allowed Green Goblin to use his hell-powers for evil on a multiversal scale, making Ghost Goblin one of the strongest Ghost Rider ‘mashups’ on this list (not to mention the one with probably the coolest Ghost Rider vehicle).

16 Ghost Spider (AKA Peter Parker)

First appearing as Ghost Spider in Incredible Hulk Annual #1 by John Layman and Al Barrionuevo, this is a version of the Spirit of Vengeance from Earth-11638 that attached itself to Spider-Man, after Peter Parker died, went to hell, and was brought back through the multiversal technology developed by himself and his Uncle Ben. With the fusion of these power sets, Ghost Spider is quite literally both unstoppable and untouchable, with the added benefit of having technology at his disposal that grants him access to the wider multiverse.

15 Red Hulk-Venom-Ghost Rider (AKA 'The Circle of Four')

Originating as a team called the Circle of Four that debuted in Venom #13 by Rick Remender and Tony Moore, this monstrous amalgamation of Red Hulk, Venom, and Ghost Rider was created to take on Blackheart and his legion of demons. This monstrous creature’s existence in Marvel lore was tragically short-lived, but when heroes who are that strong all merge into one, their power-level certainly goes without saying, even if they haven’t been as tested as others. More of a treat for fans than an established character, this ‘Ghost Rider’ was definitely fun to see in action, and undeniably powerful.

14 Ghost Hammer (AKA T'Challa)

Another amalgam-Ghost Rider similar to the one from Circle of Four - but arguably more powerful - is Ghost Hammer, who is Thor, Black Panther, Iron Man, and Ghost Rider combined. Debuting in Secret Warps: Arachknight Annual #1 by Al Ewing and Carlos Gómez, this Ghost Rider is a demon, a god, a tech genius, and a king all rolled into one. A product of Warp World, and created to be the ultimate cosmic warrior, Ghost Hammer is almost incalculably powerful. But, like most of the other ‘mashup’ Ghost Riders on this list, their existence feels cheap and unearned, which is why Ghost Hammer isn’t featured as prominently as other, more established Ghost Riders on this list.

13 Cosmic Ghost Rider (AKA Frank Castle)

The last of the ‘mashup Ghost Riders’, Frank Castle aka Cosmic Ghost Rider (who first appeared in Thanos #13 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw) is much more fleshed-out than the previous ones, who felt more like " What If? ” gags than established characters. Cosmic Ghost Rider has a rich history in Marvel Comics lore, whose strength has been tested against the likes of Cable, Thanos, and even Galactus. This version of Frank Castle is powered by the Spirit of Vengeance and the Power Cosmic, though his insanity is a major downside, and even the addition of the Power Cosmic means little to a more committed Ghost Rider (especially those who are more skilled in magic).

12 Ghost Rider, One Milion BC (AKA The First Rider)

And now, it’s time to dig into the proper Ghost Riders of Marvel lore, beginning literally with the first ever Ghost Rider in Marvel Comics continuity (and unlike Carter Slade, this one actually gets to keep that title). Debuting in Jason Aaron’s Marvel Legacy #1, this Ghost Rider is revealed to be the first human ever imbued with the power of the Spirit of Vengeance in the year 1,000,000 BC. Not only did this Ghost Rider have a badass, primal appearance, but he also proved his mettle by killing the previously mentioned Ghost Goblin along with his multiversal partner-in-crime, Berserker Wolverine (which is just one of his many impressive accomplishments).

11 Caleb (AKA The Grim Rider)

Caleb (of Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears #1 by Garth Ennis and Clayton Crain) is a former slave who purchased his and his wife’s freedom before the Civil War. Tragically, he and his family were murdered soon after they made a life for themselves. Two years later, Caleb returned from the grave as Ghost Rider, seeking vengeance upon those who wronged him, as well as those who commit atrocious acts of evil everywhere. Quiet, focused, and deadly, nothing flashy about this one, which is why he stands out as being such a great Ghost Rider, one who arguably embodies the essence of the Spirit of Vengeance better than anyone else on this list.

10 Naomi Kale (AKA Clara Blaze)

Debuting in Ghost Rider Vol. 2 #78 by J.M. DeMatteis and Bob Budiansky, Naomi Kale is the mother of Johnny Blaze and Danny Ketch who became Ghost Rider for only a short time to fight Mephisto before being killed by the demon king. She was the descendant of Noble Kale and the keeper of the Medallion of Power - which is the artifact that made Danny Ketch a Ghost Rider. While not as cosmically powerful as some, or as ridiculously strong as the previous ‘mashup’ ones, Naomi’s significance in Ghost Rider lore trumps those shortcomings, and her heroic final stand against Mephisto is absolutely legendary.

9 Hellhawk (AKA Chief Hellhawk)

Chief Hellhawk of the Lakota Tribe (who first appeared in Ghost Rider #33 by Jason Aaron and Tony Moore) is one of the earliest-known Ghost Riders. His life is widely a mystery, with one of the few times he appears in Marvel Comics canon being the issue depicting his death by the hand of the Spirit of Corruption. However, the reason he sits so prominently on this list is because of his canonical rivalry with another, far more powerful Ghost Rider: Noble Kale - elevating Chief Hellhawk's standing by association.

8 Noble Kale (AKA Angel of Death)

There are few Ghost Riders who are tied more directly to both the demonic essence of Zarathos and its influence on the mortals it possesses, and to the Ghost Rider legacy as fans know it today. Noble Kale (debuting in Ghost Rider Vol. 3 #1 by Howard Mackie and Javier Saltares) is the patriarch of practically every modern Ghost Rider, as he’s the ancestor of Naomi Kale, Johnny Blaze, and Danny Ketch, and is the reason all of them were destined to become Ghost Riders to begin with. Not only that, but Noble was an incredibly powerful and ultra badass Ghost Rider in his own right. Noble killed witch hunters (as well as some real witches) during the 17th Century, and engaged in fierce battles with a rival Ghost Rider, Chief Hellhawk, and even Mephisto himself. Plus, he effectively attained immortality, as his soul wasn’t allowed to enter heaven or hell when he died, and instead passed through the firstborn child of every generation of his family. Kale beat death, spawned a family of Ghost Riders through his very essence, and proved his mettle during his own time as Ghost Rider.

7 Alejandra Jones (AKA Guardian Fantasma)

Alejandra Jones is the personal mentee of Johnny Blaze himself, and who only became a Ghost Rider in the first place after Blaze gave up the curse, leaving her to be chosen as the next Ghost Rider. After Johnny reclaimed the Spirit of Vengeance, he then trained this new Ghost Rider in how to control this power and use it for good, despite the overwhelming evil that now resides in her soul. While she met her end in Absolute Carnage: Symbiote of Vengeance #1 by Ed Brisson Juan Frigeri, Ghost Riders tend to not stay dead for very long, especially ones who were mentored by arguably the most iconic Ghost Rider of all time.

6 Robbie Reyes (AKA The All-New Ghost Rider)

Another legacy Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes redefined the character in more ways than one. He not only became perhaps the most popular Ghost Rider of all time, but also one of the strongest Avengers recruits in recent memory. While not technically a Spirit of Vengeance upon his debut in All-New Ghost Rider #1 by Felipe Smith and Tradd Moore (as he was possessed by the spirit of his satanic uncle), Johnny Blaze himself said that Robbie was as much a Ghost Rider as he was, only for Robbie to later become something far more.

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The craft of brewing the perfect beer is booming— it seems like beer drinkers can’t get enough.

Breweries in the United States grew 390% between 2010 and 2020, according to the Brewers Association , and it’s not the usual household names soaring, either. While two of the largest beer companies in the world, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors, together comprised roughly 77% of total beer sales in the United States in 2011, that share dropped to 58% in 2021, as interest in smaller craft brewers continued to rise.

With so much creative innovation in the craft brewery space, consumers are willing to pay more for a carefully crafted beer to perfection, even if that means beer prices increased by 33% in the last decade . But how do you know which brews are the best of the best?

Stacker compiled a list of the best-rated new beers in the world, using ratings from Beer Advocate . The list was created choosing those new beers with the best score according to Beer Advocate, choosing only beers with more than 11 ratings (the average ratings for new beers). In the case of a tie, the ranking against all beers is the tiebreaker. To be able to show some diversity in the origins of the beers, Stacker selected a maximum of five beers per brewery for the ranking.

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#25. calf & half.

- Rating: 4.26 (52 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #2,399 - Type: American Imperial Stout - ABV: 12.5% - Brewery: Great Notion Brewing - Location: Oregon, United States

As a funny word play on the usual "half and half" creamer, this brew is a mix of barrel-aged and non-barrel-aged Imperial stout, with notes of blueberry and coconut. This creative brew comes from Great Notion Brewing, which prides itself on making brews that "keep beer fun" with cans designed to look like individual art pieces.

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#24. kbs - hazelnut.

- Rating: 4.32 (148 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,221 - Type: American Imperial Stout - ABV: 12% - Brewery: Founders Brewing Company - Location: Michigan

Although Founders Brewing Company offers other well-known brews across the globe, their Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) is secretly their best of the best. The rich flavor in this stout is thanks to the massive amount of hazelnut coffee and chocolate that is brewed with it, then aged in a bourbon barrel to give it that elevated finish.

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#23. king al.

- Rating: 4.36 (47 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,267 - Type: New England IPA - ABV: 7.9% - Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery - Location: New York

To quote Equilibrium Brewery, this brew will have you questioning how they got a "melted orange creamsicle fruit bomb" into a can. The King AL is what you would imagine the color of a tropical sunset to taste like. With flavors of mango sorbet, freshly squeezed navel orange, creamsicles, and fruit salad, this beer brings on a blast of flavor with that hazy opaque yellow color and danky grass finish—exactly what you would expect from a New England IPA.

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#22. cocomungo.

- Rating: 4.36 (49 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,154 - Type: American Imperial Stout - ABV: 15.6% - Brewery: 3 Floyds Brewing Co. - Location: Indiana

This barrel-aged stout clocks in a higher ABV (alcohol by volume), making it a powerful brew overflowing with flavor. Brewed with toasted coconut and maple syrup, the Cocomungo is then aged in Willet bourbon barrels for one year, making it a standout stout. "3 Floyds got this one right," said a Beer Advocate reviewer . "The big coconut sweetness carries the overall flavor."

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#21. Brew 6000

- Rating: 4.37 (23 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,708 - Type: English Barleywine - ABV: 11.9% - Brewery: Fremont Brewing Company - Location: Washington

A unique offering compared to the usual stouts, lagers, and IPAs, Brew 6000 is an English-style barleywine ale that is aged in 10- to 15-year-old single-use bourbon barrels with floor-malted English barley and Noble hops for 16 months. It is sweeter in taste with flavors of brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and dried fruit. This beer was created to celebrate Fremont Brewing Company’s 6,000th brew. "What an outstanding beer! From the already exquisite looks and smell to an exceptional toffee-like taste to a damn perfect big beer mouthfeel, this one is a killer," said a Beer Advocate reviewer .

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#20. project find the limit #7.

- Rating: 4.41 (21 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,914 - Type: Imperial IPA - ABV: 8.6% - Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company - Location: Massachusetts, United States

In a project to "find the limit" for the ultimate hoppy IPA experience, Tree House Brewing Company’s latest brew went through trials of batches to find the perfect balance of residual sugar content, alcohol content, and dry hop volume. Their tireless efforts paid off, with one Beer Advocate reviewer calling it a Tree House beer "on steroids." They also mention that while this beer has a hoppy bite, the smooth sweet vanilla and hints of butterscotch smooth it out, rounding out a dry and herbal finish like "embers from a fire."

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#19. triple dry hopped vapor ringz.

- Rating: 4.43 (12 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #2,484 - Type: Imperial IPA - ABV: 8.4% - Brewery: Other Half Brewing Company - Location: New York

This hop-forward Imperial Oat Cream IPA with hints of milk sugar gives it a creamy taste that leaves beer snobs stunned. "Just about the perfect embodiment of a hazy IPA," said a Beer Advocate reviewer . "Virtually like drinking a mango orange purée. Creamy and pillow-soft mouthfeel."

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#18. endless: imperial stout with cacao.

- Rating: 4.44 (15 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,866 - Type: American Imperial Stout - ABV: 15.6% - Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company - Location: Massachusetts

The Endless: Cacao is like enjoying a spoonful of decadent, fudgy brownie in every sip. With notes of rum, bourbon, and freshly baked chocolate candy, this stout is as decadent as your favorite chocolate dessert—but better. Beer Advocate reviewers call this beer "impressive" and "very well done."

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#17. ghost in the laboratory.

- Rating: 4.45 (16 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,328 - Type: New England IPA - ABV: 8.5% - Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery - Location: New York

Another top Equilibrium brew, the Ghost In The Laboratory is referred to as "the heaviest dry hop" in the brewery’s history. With extreme notes of mango and tropical nectar, the taste of this beer is strikingly similar to drinking a creamy mango smoothie, with tangy orange notes and an orange creamsicle finish.

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#16. Project Find The Limit #10

- Rating: 4.45 (20 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,028 - Type: New England IPA - ABV: 9% - Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company - Location: Massachusetts

For an intensely hoppy experience, Tree House Brewing Company said there’s none other like Project Find The Limit #10. Beer Advocate reviewers are raving about it, calling it "a true torrent of texture handled with thoughtful expertise." In a journey to reach the hoppiest brew, Tree House continues to experiment with what happens to a brew when adding in "extra" dry-hopping, asking the public if their latest brew has found a hoppy limit—which begs the question, does the limit even exist?

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#15. aaron - cognac/bourbon.

- Rating: 4.47 (13 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,757 - Type: English Barleywine - ABV: 9% - Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery - Location: Vermont

This traditional English barleywine is given a new age twist, mixing in a blend of traditional Aaron barleywine-style ale in bourbon barrels (dating back to their start in the 1800s), as well as freshly emptied Cognac barrels. The mixture in this barleywine ale creates a harmonious taste with one Beer Advocate reviewer calling it "one of the best barleywines that I’ve had so far."

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#14. lost coordinates.

- Rating: 4.47 (19 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,273 - Type: American Imperial Stout - ABV: 14.5% - Brewery: Bottle Logic Brewing - Location: California

Brewed with a three vanilla bean blend, this stout is complex with tasting notes of sun-soaked dates, raisins, and brown-butter chocolate. It has a chewy, silky body that almost resembles the taste of a thick milk chocolate fudge, with a secretly surprising blackberry flavor with each sip. "If you love vanilla, then this one is a must-have right now," said a Beer Advocate reviewer .

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#13. bourbon barrel aged dark star: coconut, cacao.

- Rating: 4.48 (14 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,195 - Type: Oatmeal Stout - ABV: 13% - Brewery: Fremont Brewing Company - Location: Washington

Fremont Brewing Company offers a special edition oatmeal stout by blending different brew ages, all soaked in 7- to 12-year Kentucky bourbon barrels. Mixing oatmeal stouts that have been brewed for 24, 18, 12, and 8 months, this beer has a deep black color with notes of toffee, vanilla, coconut, and cacao. Beer Advocate reviewers said that the richness and texture of this beer certainly make it a slow sipper.

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#12. green machine.

- Rating: 4.48 (21 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #813 - Type: New England IPA - ABV: 8.4% - Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company - Location: Massachusetts

The Green Machine is a uniquely sweet change to the usual high-hops offerings at Tree House Brewing. While it still contains some hops, this beer draws in sweet tropical notes, with tastes of ripe pineapple and citrus fruits. But don’t worry, while this brew does have sweeter notes and a creamy yellow color, Beer Advocate reviewers still call out the "floral hops" and "earthy dankness."

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#11. coconut deth.

- Rating: 4.5 (19 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #684 - Type: Oatmeal Stout - ABV: 14.3% - Brewery: Revolution Brewing - Location: Illinois

Known as one of the most requested brews in Revolution Brewing’s Deep Woods series, this oatmeal stout is a sweet sipper with notes of dark chocolate, graham cracker, vanilla, and a powerful dose of toasted coconut. One Beer Advocate reviewer said it’s a "home run," and another noted, "I do not even really like coconut in beers and this is unbelievably delicious—just goes to show that Revolution can pull off just about anything."

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#10. arthur foudre.

- Rating: 4.51 (14 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,637 - Type: Saison - ABV: 6% - Brewery: Hill Farmstead Brewery - Location: Vermont

Named after the youngest brother of the family on whose land the Hill Farmstead Brewery rests, the Arthur Foudre is a Saison ale that was brewed in oak foudres for six months and bottle-conditioned since October 2020. Beer Advocate reviewers said this beer has a "light tartness" with citrus, lemony notes that remind you of crisp white wine. Some even claimed it’s the best Hill Farmstead brew they’ve ever had.

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#9. paraboloid.

- Rating: 4.54 (14 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,003 - Type: Russian Imperial Stout - ABV: 15% - Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. - Location: California

This small-batch Russian Imperial Stout was aged for two years in 14-year-old Old Fitzgerald bourbon barrels and 18-year-old Sazerac rye whiskey barrels, giving it a spirit-forward taste. With flavors of stone fruit, fudge, leather, and peppery spice, this brew is "pretty stellar" and "wonderfully creamy," according to Beer Advocate reviewers .

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#8. the greenest green.

- Rating: 4.55 (40 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #283 - Type: New England IPA - ABV: 8.8% - Brewery: Tree House Brewing Company - Location: Massachusetts

After learning many lessons in its Find the Limit series, Tree House brewed a ridiculously hoppy "green" brew that is saturated with hops, yet flavorful on the tongue. With notes of pineapple and tropical fruit and a short-lived bitterness and balance of sweet and grassy hops, the years researching the best possible hoppy brew were met with applause from many happy drinkers.

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#7. symmetry.

- Rating: 4.56 (11 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,514 - Type: American Imperial Stout - ABV: 15% - Brewery: Side Project Brewing - Location: Missouri

In collaboration with Crooked Stave Denver Taproom, this Imperial Stout was brewed at both breweries and given a final treatment of fresh ground cinnamon with a blend of Madagascar and Mexican vanilla beans. After resting for 25 to 64 months in bourbon barrels, these beers are bottled and make for the perfect symmetry of two stand-out breweries in America.

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#6. a deal with evil.

- Rating: 4.57 (12 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #1,178 - Type: American Barleywine - ABV: 17% - Brewery: Anchorage Brewing Company - Location: Alaska

This double oaked barleywine is a blend of Evil Twin Double Oaked Barleywine from Evil Twin Brewing and A Deal with the Devil Double Oaked Barleywine from Anchorage Brewing. Evil Twin Double Oaked was first aged in non-red wine barrels for 28 months before moving to Henry McKenna 12-year bourbon barrels for another 12 months. Anchorage’s barleywine aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels for eight months before transferring to Woodford Reserve double-oaked barrels for another seven months. The mix of these two barleywines brings boozy complexity that had one Beer Advocate reviewer calling it "a product of masterclass artistic prowess."

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#5. west ashley cuvée.

- Rating: 4.58 (17 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #755 - Type: Saison - ABV: 7.3% - Brewery: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales - Location: California

By blending together four years of West Ashley brews, soaked in pinot noir oak barrels with fruit, this beer is a lighter, sweeter alternative to your usual selection of hoppy, sour, and dark beers. With strong notes of apricot in every sip, this light-bodied beer has Beer Advocate reviewers calling it "awesome" and "a cool update on a classic American wild ale."

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#4. summer starry noche.

- Rating: 4.61 (16 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #710 - Type: American Imperial Stout - ABV: 14.6% - Brewery: WeldWerks Brewing Co. - Location: Colorado

Made with a carefully selected blend of WeldWerks Brewing Medianoche batches, aged between 19 and 34 months, this American Imperial Stout is aged in a variety of bourbon and rye barrels including Sazerac rye, Thomas H. Handy rye, E.H. Taylor bourbon, Blanton’s bourbon, and Elijah Craig bourbon. It is conditioned with toasted coconut flakes and raw coconut chips, then finished with toasted macadamia nuts.

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#3. double double cask.

- Rating: 4.61 (50 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #111 - Type: American Barleywine - ABV: 15.7% - Brewery: Kane Brewing Company - Location: New Jersey

This American barleywine is made with a blend of two different barleywines that have been aged in Woodford Reserve malt whiskey barrels, Weller and Blanton bourbon casks, and Heaven Hill Rye and Sazerac Rye casks, then cold-conditioned in stainless steel before being blended together. Beer Advocate reviewers report notes of raisins and other dark fruits, toffee, and toasted oak and vanilla. Some even compare it to a Fig Newton!

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#2. bubble wrap.

- Rating: 4.63 (21 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #349 - Type: American Imperial Stout - ABV: 14.5% - Brewery: Side Project Brewing - Location: Missouri

Aged in a variety of barrels to give it a complex flavor, this barrel-aged American Imperial Stout features notes of toasted coconut, coffee, vanilla bean, and freshly ground cinnamon. Beer Advocate reviewers rave about this one, calling it "absolutely incredible" and "very tasty stuff." One even compared it to a rich Mexican hot chocolate coffee!

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#1. beer:barrel:time (rye 2022).

- Rating: 4.83 (11 votes) - Ranking against all beers: #326 - Type: American Imperial Stout - ABV: 15% - Brewery: Side Project Brewing - Location: Missouri

Side Project Brewing takes second place AND the crown for the best new beer in the world thanks to its outstanding Beer:Barrel:Time stout. Brewed three different times in three different barrels for 18 to 42 months, this rich brew contains layers of flavor that have Beer Advocate reviewers calling it "the purest expressions of base Imperial Stout and barrel you’re sure to find." This stout contains notes of cocoa, anise, dark fruits, and molasses, with a rye finish that has multiple sippers calling it a "fantastic" brew that can’t be missed.

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How BeerAdvocate Learned They'd Been Pwned

I love beer. This comes as no surprise to regular followers, nor should it come as a surprise that I maintain an Untappd account, logging my beer experiences as I (used to 😢) travel around the world partaking in local beverages. When I received an email from someone over that way who happened to be a happy Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) user and wanted some cyber-assistance, I was intrigued. You'll never believe what happened next...

The tl;dr is that someone with a BeerAdvocate account was convinced the service had been pwned as they'd seen evidence of an email address and password they'd used on the service being abused. They reached out to my guy (we'll call him that for the sake of brevity) who then reached out to me. The relevance to Untappd is that they both share the same parent company (Next Glass) which picked up BeerAdvocate earlier this year and inevitably, they also now share some of their human resources.

Peeling back the layers a bit more, it's interesting to understand what the indicator of compromise was that alerted the (unhappy) BeerAdvocate user in the first place. With the caveat that I have nothing but circumstantial evidence to tie this person to the one who reached out to Next Glass, there's a thread on Reddit that aligns very closely to the facts of the matter :

In february 2020, I received an email from Netflix that I had signed up for an account. This was to an email address that is completely unique to beeradvocate (as is the custom I do with many sites I sign up for). Someone had registered a new Netflix account with my email / password associated with my BeerAdvocate account. This email address & password combination has existed only in two places: my memory and beeradvocate's database. Not even a password manager.

My going in position when contacted was that this would be yet another case of someone unfairly misattributing a breach to an organisation based purely on what they believe to be a unique email address or password being used in a way they didn't expect. I see this all the time and I literally have a blog post in progress titled "Has a Site Been Breached Because I Received an Email to an Address Unique to Them?" It details many different reasons for this behaviour that are entirely unrelated to a breach and in my experience, there is almost always a non-breach explanation. But not this time.

Plugging the email address in question into HIBP resulted in only a single hit:

beeradvocate ghost rider

Unverified breaches are incidents where the data is legitimate (for example, people's real email addresses and passwords), but I haven't been able to confirm the legitimacy of the source. Per the description in the breach above, that incident definitely had data that could be traced back to both Coupon Mom and Armor Games, but what else might be in there? I pulled out the original breach and searched for "beeradvocate". 816 rows came back:

beeradvocate ghost rider

Well that's... damning. You simply don't have that many matches without there being a very high likelihood BeerAdvocate had suffered a data breach. For every one instance of an email address or password with the string "beeradvocate" in it there'll be another 100 instances that still came from their service but didn't use a customised email alias or (let's face it) very poorly chosen password. On the balance of evidence, they had indeed been breached and their data rolled in with at least the two other organisations into what was now effectively a credential stuffing list .

On Friday, BeerAdvocate / Next Glass contacted impacted customers and published a public disclosure notice :

After a thorough investigation from an independent third party cyber security firm, it was confirmed that BeerAdvocate user login credentials (email address, BeerAdvocate forum password) were lost and aggregated along with breaches of other websites into a breach dataset that became known as CouponMom 2014.

I'd argue that they're not lost, instead there's actually a lot of backups of them! They dated the breach back to "seven or eight years ago" and stated that "a since-retired password hashing method allowed some passwords to be derived". They don't state which algorithm was used, but it's a safe bet it was MD5 or SHA-1 which was already pretty fundamentally flawed by that time . I personally would have approached a number of things around this incident differently, but Next Glass still deserves some kudos for taking the concerns of the individual who raised this seriously and seeing it through to its conclusion, especially given they inherited this breach by virtue of the BeerAdvocate acquisition.

Just one more thing - I've often been asked why I don't discard the source data of a breach once processed and email addresses loaded into HIBP. Putting aside the fact that discarding it doesn't actually make it go away (a quick search found this data still being extensively traded), historical breaches can be enormously useful in establishing the origin of subsequent breaches. This incident exemplifies that and without ready access to this data I don't know that BeerAdvocate would have established the breach, notified their customers and given them the opportunity to go and change that same one password they use across all their other accounts...

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Ghost Rider: 5 DC Heroes He Can Beat (& 5 He'd Lose To)

Ghost Rider matches up as one of the most powerful heroes in Marvel. But how would he do against his DC counterparts?

The Spirit of Vengeance, the Ghost Rider , is ridiculously powerful. It’s not all flaming bones and motorcycles. While it’s easy for Ghost Rider to use his Penance Stare to defeat villains, with heroes it’s more complicated than that.

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Ghost Rider’s main weakness is that he can be defeated by any weapon forged in Heaven or Hell, and DC has quite a few religious artifacts that could do the trick. On the other hand, when it comes to some popular heroes, many of whom make the most powerful list , Ghost Rider is stronger. With his Hellfire-wielding ability and his immense power, the battles would be a little one-sided. Here are 5 DC heroes that Ghost Rider could beat, and 5 who would defeat him.

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10 WIN: Batman

Batman , master of vengeance and crusader of Gotham, is about as powerful a human superhero you can get… but that’s just it – he’s human. Ghost Rider has fought the Hulk to a standstill, so it’s pretty believable he could defeat Batman easily. Without even using his Penance Stare, Ghost Rider is physically superior to Batman, and in some storylines has been proclaimed close to a god.

There is the question of Batman’s Insider Suit, a suit that allows its wearer to absorb superpowers. However, the suit has one flaw – it needs to be recharged.

9 LOSE: Superman

Superman is one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. The Man of Steel's god-like powers would make a formidable match for Ghost Rider, and arguably, he would leave the Spirit of Vengeance in the dust. He has also been capable of wielding the Spear of Destiny, something which would be able to damage Ghost Rider.

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Ghost Rider plays host to the demon Zarathos, who is possibly more powerful than Superman. However, Ghost Rider is a human host, therefore the immense power of Zarathos has limits. Zarathos could beat Superman, but that would be Zarathos beating him, and not Ghost Rider.

8 WIN: Aquaman

Aquaman is a powerful hero in his own right. He has superhuman strength, durability, and the ability to breathe underwater. He also has the Life Force, which allows him to communicate with sea life. While it’s pretty cool to imagine Ghost Rider fighting sharks, Aquaman isn’t a match for his powers.

One of Aquaman’s flaws is that he becomes weak after spending too much time on land. If the battle was on land, Ghost Rider would surely have the upper hand. Even if the fight took place beneath the sea, Ghost Rider can survive underwater, and his Hellfire isn’t affected by water.

7 LOSE: Wonder Woman

Even though there is no stopping Ghost Rider with a physical attack, Wonder Woman has a handful of tricks up her sleeve that would have him running for the hills. With his weakness against religious or mystical devices, Wonder Woman has the upper hand here.

Her Lasso of Truth was forged by the god of fire and blacksmiths, Hephaestus. If we’re thinking of the Wonder Woman from the 2017 film, she was capable of wielding another weapon forged by Hephaestus, the God-killer. This sword is something that could definitely inflict damage on the Spirit of Vengeance.

6 WIN: The Flash

We all know the Flash is really, really fast but would he be able to outrun Ghost Rider’s motorcycle? Ghost Rider’s Hell vehicles are immensely fast and have the ability to teleport. The Flash is said to be able to move faster than teleportation, but it’s something to consider.

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While the Flash has some healing powers, he doesn’t have the physical capability of Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider’s healing powers surpass Flash’s, as he has the ability to regenerate limbs. Even with his momentum-generated attacks, the Flash wouldn’t do much damage to Ghost Rider. The Spirit of Vengeance could wrap his Hellfire chain around Flash, meaning he’s not going anywhere.

5 LOSE: Doctor Fate

Doctor Fate has been the title of many different sorcerers in the DC universe. All of them have one thing in common: enormous powers of magic, flight, superhuman strength, immunity to attack, and telepathy.

Doctor Fate wields not one, not two, but three religious artifacts he could use against Ghost Rider. He wears the Helmet of Fate, which was forged by the Lord of Order, Nabu. He also holds the Amulet of Anubis and the Cloak of Destiny. Even without his superior mystical powers, he has a trifecta of weapons he can use against Ghost Rider.

4 WIN: Shazam

Captain Marvel, now known as Shazam , is an immensely powerful hero. While he possesses many powers handed down to him by Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, he doesn’t wield any specific weapon that could damage Ghost Rider. Until he utters the word “Shazam”, he is in human form.

Shazam is also vulnerable when it comes to magical attacks. Imaginably, Ghost Rider’s mystical abilities, the Eldritch Powers, would render all of Shazam’s impressive powers useless.

3 LOSE: John Constantine

John Constantine , a sorcerer of the Dark Arts and expert on everything occult, would have some tools in his arsenal that could defeat Ghost Rider. It’s questionable whether Ghost Rider’s Penance Stare would work on Constantine, as he is resistant to telepathy. Even if it was something that would be effective, it’s unlikely that Ghost Rider would be able to break through his collection of religious artifacts and spells in the first place.

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Constantine would be bested easily in a hand-to-hand battle, but don’t forget, he’s sold his soul too – twice. He would be a challenging opponent for Ghost Rider, and let’s face it – it would make a great storyline.

2 WIN: Hal Jordan

Hal Jordan , the best-known Green Lantern, has powers of flight, force field generation, and hard light construction. These abilities come from his power ring, however, and it needs to be recharged.

Hal Jordan is one of the few heroes that Ghost Rider’s Penance Stare would work against. For a time, the Green Lantern became Parallax, one of DC’s most destructive villains, wreaking havoc on the universe. Hal Jordan's guilt over this would make him an easy target for Ghost Rider, who can use his Stare to make his enemies relive their worst sins over and over until their minds break.

1 LOSE: Lucifer Morningstar

This might be a bit obvious, but Lucifer is one of the characters that would utterly destroy Ghost Rider. While Ghost Rider is able to defeat the Marvel comics version of Mephisto or Satan, DC's Lucifer is a different character altogether. He is portrayed as both hero and villain, a fallen archangel who is one of the most powerful characters in the DC universe.

Even with the assistance of his inner demon, Zarathos, Ghost Rider would have a hell of a time if he were to go head-to-head with Lucifer. Lucifer's intellect is matchless, and his willpower could erase Ghost Rider from existence with a split-second thought.

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The 5 highest-rated beers made in Louisiana, according to BeerAdvocate

LOUISIANA (NEXSTAR) – Beer lovers in Louisiana, this story is for you.

BeerAdvocate , an online database where enthusiasts can rate their favorite drinks and distilleries, among other things, put together the top-rated beers made in Louisiana based on user ratings.

Using BeerAdvocate’s weighted rank formula, all beers are rated against each other. Below is a list of the top-rated beers in the state. To add balance, we used ratings from Untappd , an online beer and wine database that lets consumers rate and discuss their favorite beers, to base beers on a weighted average formula.

Below is a list of the five highest-rated beers made in Louisiana, according to BeerAdvocate :

  • Ghost In The Machine – Double Dry-Hopped — Parish Brewing Company, Broussard
  • Ghost In The Machine — Parish Brewing Company, Broussard
  • Rêve — Parish Brewing Company, Broussard
  • Holy Ghost — Parish Brewing Company, Broussard
  • Nova Vert – Bourbon Barrel-Aged — Parish Brewing Company, Broussard

The top five highest-rated beers both come from the folks at Parish Brewing Company in Broussard. At the top of the board for Louisiana-made beers on BeerAdvocate is Double Dry-Hopped Ghost In The Machine. The company said the massive amount of hops used in the original Ghost In The Machine recipe was doubled, giving this New England IPA a “Citra hop experience.”

With an ABV of 8.5%, this IPA has more than 410 ratings averaging 4.6 on BeerAdvocate and more than 17,450 ratings averaging 4.55 on Untappd.

Next on the list is the original recipe for Ghost In The Machine. This New England IPA was, according to the company, brewed with “obscene quantities of hand-selected Citra hops,” from a farm in Yakima Valley, Washington. The flavor profile includes pungent grapefruit and tropical fruit, which makes the IPA less harsh than most.

It has more than 1,340 reviews averaging 4.46 on BeerAdvocate and more than 84,530 reviews averaging 4.23 on Untappd.

While it tops the list for Louisiana-made beers, BeerAdvocate ranks Double Dry-Hopped Ghost In The Machine at No. 67 when compared to all other beers nationally.

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