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Desert Magic IPA - Mudshark Brewing Co.

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Desert Magic IPADesert Magic IPA

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BA SCORE
78
okay

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mudshark Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
f your not a hop head put this beer back. We use crisp deser t water, a strong malt profile and a double dose of dry hopping will make you a believer.

(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 03-01-2011)
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California

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-08-2014 05:52:10 | More by GClarkage
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-17-2014 18:17:29 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-13-2014 23:13:13 | More by TheSamKuehn
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-08-2014 03:26:23 | More by jwswigs
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beergoot

Colorado

3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark golden body with a lasting foamy white head; lots of active carbonation. Rather subdued aroma; faintly malty with touches of citrus and grass. Light malt flavor with a build up of respectable hop bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied; semi-dry finish.

A fair but rather bland IPA. The relative lack of strong aroma is a let down. The flavor is okay with a good hop bitterness overall but a pretty lackluster malt base detracts from the overall appeal. I'm also puzzled by the label's wording of "SERVED FULL FLAVOR AND REAL COLD". I don't think an IPA is normally served "real cold" and for this beer, "real cold" might deaden the taste highlights such as they are at a more reasonable temperature. Oh, well. No, this isn't a mind-blowing IPA by any stretch, but I wouldn't turn down another one if I had limited choices for other IPAs. It's a fair but unexciting IPA offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 00:49:13 | More by beergoot
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stogirelli

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-01-2014 00:43:05 | More by stogirelli
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thegreenbastard

Arizona

5/5  rDev +49.7%

04-22-2014 21:29:18 | More by thegreenbastard
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gtermi

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-15-2014 03:53:05 | More by gtermi
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DoubleJ

California

3.76/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can it and go. 12 ounce can, on to the beer:

It's a bronzed orange color and topped with a frothy head. Good head retention sticks around on top. The hop aroma may smell a little faded, though it still has appeal. With grapefruit peel, a bittersweet citrus, and a touch of caramel, there's appeal to the aroma. Taste....starts off with bitter orange, then comes the grapefruit. The grapefruit gains some sweetness. In comes a vague citrus, which continues the fun in this IPA. It's medium bodied, not too bitter, and a pleasing beer to consume. I presume it's better than 98% of the beer consumed at Lake Havasu during Spring Break.

Serving type: can

04-07-2014 02:14:36 | More by DoubleJ
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -10.2%

02-08-2014 19:52:45 | More by LXIXME
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-27-2014 03:15:33 | More by beer-me-please
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Mrose78

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-26-2014 23:46:51 | More by Mrose78
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aquazr1

California

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-22-2013 22:17:21 | More by aquazr1
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-08-2013 22:13:05 | More by DRTBrewster
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-08-2013 00:14:14 | More by Boone757
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yemenmocha

Arizona

1.9/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours with minimal head & lacing, amber to golden color range, with fairly good clarity. Nose has some sweet citrusy notes, a few musty herbal components, but also a hint of wet cardboard. Uh oh. Palate has a noticeable sour to soapy sort of flavor right away which leads me to think this is yet another Arizona beer/brewery with problems (Phoenix Ale Brewing comes to mind too as a major offender). Light candied malt is present with some grapefruity zinging hops that take over. Finish is bitter in a good way, but also slick with soap. Thumbs down.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 02:47:07 | More by yemenmocha
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JohnnyJam

Arizona

1.8/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with no date code into a pint glass and get 1/2 fingers of head.

A: Pours a copper color with 1/2 fingers of head that dissipates quickly to leave a soapy covering on the top of my glass. There is some lacing present.

S: Smells like lemon and cantaloupe. Interesting.

T: Tastes of lemon and soap. Terrible. Just an aftertaste of soap. I just washed this glass by hand and rinsed it with water before pouring the beer. The soap taste is the beer.

M: Medium bodied and carbonated.

O: I won't buy this again and I wouldn't even have it if offered. Pass this one by! This is the only beer that I've poured down the drain since I started experiencing craft beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 00:54:30 | More by JohnnyJam
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.2%

10-21-2013 16:21:14 | More by FrankHammer
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

09-05-2013 23:10:16 | More by GraduatedCashew
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UncleAddie

Arizona

4/5  rDev +19.8%

08-29-2013 22:38:43 | More by UncleAddie
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TasteFiend

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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sooner961

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-04-2013 00:26:30 | More by sooner961
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gleemonger

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-12-2013 23:01:11 | More by gleemonger
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arizcards

Arizona

3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a single at Total Wine in late April for $1.39. TW received in late February - no visible canning date.

Beer poured a golden orange with a nice head on the initial pour.

Nose has a lemony quality to it as it warms up.

Taste is pretty well balanced between the malts and hops. Flavor is very strong lemon bitterness in the end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall this beer is not bad, taste is a bit lemony for my palate.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 23:25:23 | More by arizcards
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Desert Magic IPA from Mudshark Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.