Dream Machine - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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659 Ratings
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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 11
Gots: 147 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JAHMUR on 01-28-2014)
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Reviews by woodychandler:
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2.58/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

My, how times have changed for yours truly. One of my first reviews on this site was for a Magic Hat beer, which was coincidentally one of the last cases that I ever bought. Now, I rarely drink Magic Hat, I dislike bottled beer, I eschew quantity like cases and I have over 2,500 reviews under my belt.

From the bottle: "Turn on. Hop in. Take off."; "The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious melange of time-honored harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience, and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits. Cheers!"

That first bit sounds like a a CANadian version of Dr. Timothy Leary, eh, hoser? My aggro pour netted two fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with great retention. They know how to engineer their beers in Vermont, I'll tell you. Nose smelled much like being on a working farm and not in a bad way. The malts were prevalent, very fresh and grainy and the hops provided a fresh-mown grassiness that put me in mind of summers at my grandparents' house. Color defined amber (SRM = >7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was soft and full, a nice change from some of the abrasive AIPAs that I have been drinking of late. Taste was not really up to expectations, however. It had an odd finish of hydrogen peroxide, a taste that I remember from having contracted trench mouth from someone at summer camp. Gentian violet and hydrogen peroxide were the watchwords and I have never forgotten the tastes. Initially, it was okay, but the finish finished me off. Oof.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Amber color with a thicker white head that lingered. Lots of carbonation. Medium lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops and citrus, maybe some pine notes in the background.

Mouthfeel/Taste: A little rought medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops with a subtle sweet citrus on the after taste.

Overall: Not bad. I would have this one again.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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Photo of far333
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow colored with fine bubbles rising up to a white tightly bubbled head that recedes quickly. Aroma of creamed corn and cotton candy, floral notes. Flavors of honey malt, peppery spiciness, some burnt rubber offering sharp bitterness. Hops are subtle, somewhat floral and spicy. Mouthfeel is a bit slick, but finishes tingly. Overall an okay beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.86/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served ina pint glass.
Look great in the glass with excellent clarity, plenty of visible carbonation and a large, creamy bone-colored head. The head is exceptionally durable.

Aroma: fruity (citrus) APA with a solid malt base. Approaches 4.
Flavor: followas aroma. Great balance. Mildly bitter.

Feel: excellent - lively but soft. Medium body. Smooth.

O: an exceptional version of this style.

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Dream Machine from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.