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Desert Magic IPA - Mudshark Brewing Co.

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Desert Magic IPADesert Magic IPA

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78
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
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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5/5  rDev +49.3%

thegreenbastard, Apr 22, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance – This is a beautiful, light shiny copper in color with a huge, lasting, lacing head.

Smell – The easy, light, but potent hop profile is lemon with some light grapefruit. It is very soft on the nose and pleasant.

Taste – The hops are similar at the taste and I get a light malt compliment. This is very well balanced and flavorful without being harsh.

Mouthfeel – This AIPA is shy of medium-bodied and smooth as if poured on cask. Carbonation is light.

Drinkability – This literally goes down like water. It manages to be flavorful without being harsh and is one of the smoothest beers I’ve ever had out of a can.

RoyalT, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

roondog3, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

AustinPaul, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

UncleAddie, Aug 29, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow to darker gold colored beer, white head. Smells of grapefruit and pine hops, although a little muted.

Taste, better hop mouthfeel, more citrus, more pine. Good fruity hop mouthfeel, not just bittering hops here. Was enjoyable, had this at Papago in Pheonix, with their garlic chicken pizza, this definitely is a good beer w garlic, enjoyed it. Would recommend.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 26, 2011
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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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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

KaaosMachine, Jul 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

JackDempsy, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

bigd03, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

jwswigs, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

grubefresh, Sep 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass at Bison Witches in Tucson. Pours lightly hazy amber/copper with a small, fizzy white head, medium-short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is average biscuit, cereal, and honey malt with heavy earthy, herbal, and floral hops and a tropical fruit nose. Flavor is moderately bitter hops with nice, supporting malt notes and a fruity, dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation. A solid IPA.

CuriousMonk, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Rocketman2013, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

TasteFiend, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Boone757, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

stogirelli, May 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

gleemonger, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Perducci, Sep 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

beer-me-please, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

justinlaz, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

45nDown, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

MarkyMOD, Jun 13, 2012
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Desert Magic IPA from Mudshark Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.