Single Chair Ale - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by Zodijackyl:
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
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