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Dream Machine - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 14.89%
Wants: 5
Gots: 52 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that smells pretty good, but there is an odd metallic taste at first that only goes away as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 05:00:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

03-13-2014 23:27:53 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

04-10-2014 14:20:22 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.8%

02-15-2014 21:31:38 | More by acurtis
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-04-2014 16:54:56 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24%

04-25-2014 03:37:11 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-04-2014 00:47:30 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-11-2014 21:38:46 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-04-2014 03:33:30 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.36/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Man, how long has it been since I last had a Magic Hat? Regardless, this one pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises mixed greens, nutty toffee, and grass. The taste starts off with a small wave of sweet fruits, but things quickly degenerate into a lasting riot of rotting greens, bad cabbage, and pennies. The echoes resonate for minutes. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, I have no idea what to say about this mess, beyond it is pretty terrible. Maybe there was a reason I haven't had a Magic Hat brew in a while...

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 17:17:12 | More by TMoney2591
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

01-28-2014 17:40:46 | More by JAHMUR
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-17-2014 00:02:04 | More by nickfl
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +14%

03-17-2014 02:24:58 | More by TheManiacalOne
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is quite amber hued. Which is a nice lead that turns into a pretty bland ride. Minimal hop influence. Minimal everything really. It's just...bland. Too bad my next beer isn't chilled yet. Otherwise I'd be finishing this one as quickly as possible and moving on.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 03:49:37 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-19-2014 06:28:24 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked this up at Wegmans in a mix-a-six poured chilled into a stemmed glass, shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is a crystal clear golden with visible carbonation and amber hues with a quick dropping white head with fine bead. The smell has a noble type hop aroma with a light floral/herbal smell which brings to mind pear with a slight yeast fruity ester. The feel is good with clean crisp texture with moderate carbonation and light body with generally dry finish.

The flavor is not what I expect from a beer that promotes itself as an India Pale Lager...it has the lager characteristics with smooth flavor but bitterness level is medium, a little like a highly hopped pilsner with toasted malt taste and noble accent as it finishes very clean. Overall it is a decent lager, but doesn't fit the India Pale lager label in my opinion, drinkable for what it is

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 15:52:38 | More by Slatetank
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.96/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I was mostly done with this brewery a few years ago, but as they got me into craft beer, they stil hold a little spot in my heart.

Wisdom of the cap "everyone knows that know one knows."

Pours a smaller fizzy head that fades pretty quickly like a high abv beer although this isn't, crystal clear tan apple juice colored, with pillar of streaming bubbles.

Nose is macro lager like, hint of sulfury note and bad minerals, mild soft lager malts, little apple note, grainy bread and a sweet caramel biscuit, hints of herbal hops light medicinal hops.

Taste is grainy biscuity, lots of toasty grainy malts, a little soft lager note, lager malts though, mild crackery too, with faint bad minerals but luckily no sulfur this time. Into the herbal hops, medicinal herbal hops with a spicy earthy quality, little moss like forest floor. Finish is dry and a bit crisp, quite bitter as the earthy hops turn a bit spicy but still forest floor and herbal flavors lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice small bubble carb.

Overall meh, not a well done lager, on top of that not the best grain profile, and even more so the poor hop choice, more like an English bitter than IPL, forest floor herbal medicinal hops that are not tasty, starts with almost no bitterness then huge bitterness on the back and and finish, just not a well done beer all around.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 00:05:54 | More by jlindros
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-26-2014 04:26:10 | More by SocalKicks
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-09-2014 03:54:23 | More by XmnwildX12
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-22-2014 00:44:15 | More by weeare138
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-21-2014 02:12:30 | More by oriolesfan4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.58/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 21:15:19 | More by woodychandler
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-13-2014 19:41:28 | More by InspectorBob
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-24-2014 19:01:51 | More by dbrauneis
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-24-2014 02:52:05 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Dream Machine from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.