Hop Magic - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
A - Milk chocolate amber. Head settles into a light dusting with an ok lace.
S - Butter crackers, biscuits, plantains, buckwheat honey.
T - Banana, butter cookies, toast, grapefruit pith. Some cocoa nibs. Peppery bitterness towards the end.
M - Medium body. Finishes sweet and lightly syrupy. Refreshingly carbonated.
D - I can't tell if the butter is an off flavor, but as a part of the overall profile it didn't bother me. It's a fairly unique tasting beer. Overall the flavors and body are pleasant.
03-20-2011 18:35:51 | More by vfgccp
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
On tap at JH. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma of citrus hops, yeast, and sweet melon rind. The flavor really captures the IPA-turned-Belgian notes. Sweet melon and yeasty notes with a bitter hoppy finish. This is an interesting reverse Belgian-IPA and I haven't had a beer quite like this before. It really is an IPA with some sweet Belgian notes. Overall it was nothing great, but it was interesting and enjoyable.
02-01-2009 01:07:04 | More by LilBeerDoctor
3.95/5 rDev +5.6%
This brew poured a see-through mahogany red with little head and no lacing to speak of. The aroma was very pleasant, with a nice mixture of cloves and coriander with American hops (citrus, pine). There was also a yeasty smell as well.
This is a wonderfully complex beer. The spices and hops play off each other well, alternating between a sharp citrus and floral bite and a sour, spicy finish. There is a noticeable amount of sweetness, but nothing overbearing. Mouthfeel is very smooth and medium bodied. I really liked this beer, and am officially intrigued by this style.
09-29-2007 20:16:37 | More by BBM
4/5 rDev +7%
Poured a dark copper with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured an upfront estery and spicy Abbey yeast with a solid peppery hop.
The taste consisted of a nicely blended spicy yeast and peppery hop atop a solid grainy malt.
The mouthfeel was of average fullness and slightly chewy. Good residual spicing.
Overall a compex and flavorful ale.
09-16-2007 17:59:19 | More by plaid75
Hop Magic from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
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