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Single Chair Ale - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

313 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 18.15%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Single Chair celebrates the uniqueness of the Mad River Glen Cooperative Ski Area in Vermont. Medium bodied and ideally balanced for all tastes, Single Chair's tempting light golden color, heady aroma and smooth liquid go down effortlessly and often!

17 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-31-2002)
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Zodijackyl

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at Coalhouse Pizza's Magic Hat Brewery Dinner in Stamford, CT, paired with slow roasted BBQ pulled pork shoulder with fried green tomatoes and honey glazed sweet potatoes.

Pours a lemon yellow that glows a neon color when held up to white light, and a very thin white head. Aroma is a light-scented mix of quite a few things - hops, a touch of lemon (or lemon grass?), and adjuncts, which seem out of place. Tastes of light grains, citrus/lemon hops, and cooked grass/straw. Very light body, not a whole lot of flavor present, which seems to be the idea of the beer - it lets the food it is paired with (the main course in this instance) dominate, and it doesn't overpower anything while letting the tinge of lemon cleanse the palete, which gives it a mouthfeel just enough away from neutral that it works out. Extremely drinkable, and it seems that it could go with anything or with nothing.

Much lighter than other APAs, it forgoes hop dominance in favor of a much more drinkable beer that doesn't line up with this style. Magic Hat calls it a "Golden Ale", which seems to be better aligned with its style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2010 06:01:09 | More by Zodijackyl
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Single Chair Ale from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.