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Dream Machine - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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76
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573 Ratings
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Ratings: 573
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 9
Gots: 118 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JAHMUR on 01-28-2014)
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Photo of smm0589
4.78/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle to pint

Rich gold color and moderate head.

Aroma is of pronounced hops, a touch on the Pacific-Northwest grapefruity side. Not overpowering but very promising.

A pronounced hop bite at first sip that disappears remarkably quickly. No bitterness lingers. Smooth, sweet maltiness in the finish cleans the palate and makes me want to keep sipping.

Overall great beer and glad it'll be year-round!

smm0589, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of CaverDave
4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

CaverDave, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of cyrusm70
4.72/5  rDev +42.6%

cyrusm70, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Bhutch138
4.68/5  rDev +41.4%

Bhutch138, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of samibr
4.5/5  rDev +36%

samibr, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Boxerjay
4.28/5  rDev +29.3%

Boxerjay, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of HideYaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

HideYaBeer, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Focusf111, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of IceMike
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

IceMike, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Banana420Kush, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

tbone1384, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of livingtodie
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

livingtodie, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

ToddGingerich, May 31, 2014
Photo of BlackDog
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dream Machine pours a perfectly clear, medium gold with a finger-and-a-half thick, fluffy white head. Lacing is top notch, and as I sit here typing this, the head is still a finger thick, over ten minutes after pouring it.

Healthy carbonation helps bring the aroma out. Amarillo and Sterling dry hops add a bright, citrusy aroma with a touch of spice on top of pale malts.

The body is more pronounced in the taste. A slight sweetness hits the tongue first, followed by the citrus hop notes. It finishes with a nice spicy hop finish and aftertaste. Overall, surprisingly smooth and well-balanced for a 50 IBU beer.

The mouthfeel is pretty good as well. It's a bit thin as the beer warms, but overall, a medium-light body with a healthy carbonation makes for a smooth, easy-going drink.

Appearance: 10/10
Aroma: 5/5
Taste: 8/10
Mouthfeel: 3/5
Overall: 18/20
Total: 45/50

Overall, this is an impressive beer, well worth the wait from Magic Hat. It has a great hoppiness to it that hopheads will love, without being too much, as some IPA/IPLs can be.

BlackDog, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

gfg0020, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Bigcat21, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

blarney_stone, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of matjack85
4.09/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this single 12oz brown bottle at the Jewel//Osco store in Glendale Heights, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single bottle $1.67. No freshness date.

The beer poured a fairly clear golden/orange color with a big 3-finger rocky white head that lasted several minutes, but for some reason left very little lacing or I would have rated it higher in looks.

Big citrus hop aroma on top of a lager beer smell. It really smelled nice.

The first sip delivers some bitter citrus hop flavors - mostly lemon, orange peel, and grapefruit. Then some sweet malts kick in for balance, but then it returns to some really bitter citrus hop flavors at the finish.

Light bodied, but crisp with above avaerage carbonation.

This was a very unique and interesting pale lager, and I liked it a lot.

matjack85, Jun 17, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +23.3%

Ryanpro, Aug 31, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +23.3%

Patlee3324, Sep 02, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +22.4%

bmoraymond, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Dello, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

dertyd, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

CoreyClark, Jul 27, 2014
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Dream Machine from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 573 ratings.