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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

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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JackDempsy, Aug 01, 2014
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GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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TheSamKuehn, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

jwswigs, Jun 08, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

beergoot, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

stogirelli, May 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +49.3%

thegreenbastard, Apr 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

gtermi, Apr 15, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

DoubleJ, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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Boone757, Dec 08, 2013
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1.9/5  rDev -43.3%
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.

yemenmocha, Nov 04, 2013
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1.8/5  rDev -46.3%
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.

JohnnyJam, Oct 28, 2013
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TasteFiend, Aug 16, 2013
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Desert Magic IPA from Mudshark Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.