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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
76
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: GRG1313 on 03-01-2011

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.
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Photo of Rfm4000
1.77/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I was not a fan of this at all, there are better beers out there

Photo of TaySuth
2.34/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Look: Golden to light amber in color. Small, white head that dissipates quickly into a thin film. Nice amount of fine bubbles rising to the surface. Looks nice.

Smell: Significant sweet malt aroma for an IPA. Hops are present but smell muddled even though this is a fresh bottle. Some citrus aroma but it is overpowered by muddled hops. Honestly, the aroma is disappointing.

Taste: Very similar to smell. Muddled hops dominate with a background of too sweet malt flavor. There is bitterness enough for the category but it is not a pleasant bitter. After taste is not good. All in all, it is drinkable but not enjoyable.

Feel: Thick and slightly syrupy. Right amount of carbonation for the weight of it. All in all a pleasant mouthfeel. If only the taste was better.

Overall: I'm hoping that this was a bad batch or stored improperly before I purchased it. I have had some great brews by Mudshark but this one is not included on that list. Definitely would be willing to try again down the road.

Photo of almostascientist
3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Floyd80108
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not my style. Wouldn't order again

Photo of biggumby
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onedogtwodog
2.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrewRy
1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of disney2
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of condorsim
3.4/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Livendadream
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of thgreatrandini
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Jmick28
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of IreRican
3.2/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TAStrip
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Rocketman2013
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of JackDempsy
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jwswigs
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of beergoot
3.46/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of thegreenbastard
5/5  rDev +52.9%

Photo of gtermi
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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Desert Magic IPA from Mudshark Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.