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Single Chair Ale - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Single Chair AleSingle Chair Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

421 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 17.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 81 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-31-2002

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
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Ratings: 421 | Reviews: 143
Photo of wattersmike90
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of boku56
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tpauer
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of riderwbd
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of founddrama
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lively and light. Pretty normal for Magic Hat. I'm into it.

Photo of brighteyes868
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LJWalker
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheMaineBeerGuy
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopnado
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of paranormal_swagtivity
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Razonulzer
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rao5477
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lurkerson
2.84/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Greg2933
2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Brenden
3.62/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This bright golden beer is opaque, pretty thick in the look. The head is a small whitish one that falls off after a bit. It has an effervescent quality, bubbling lightly the entire session, and lace is light to moderate.
The aroma takes a minute of warming to fully develop. Some soft white fruits flesh balance a dusty note with a certain spiciness. Hops are light, flowery but balancing off a bit of honey sweetness.
It's generally dry, and crisp in more than the feel, as it were. Something like ginger bites, but not too hard, and it has an herbal element. Hops get stronger as it goes, adding a woody, earthy and pithy bitterness against the dry malts and light honeysuckle notes. A hint of graininess and a ghost of cardboard sneaks into the finish, but not enough to taint too heavily.
When the bite calms from a heavy start, a good crispness remains consistent and it really smooths out. Soft carbonation makes it creamy, and the bite comes back at the end of each sip.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Harvest Market.
Grainy Pilsner malt light apple light floral spicy hop.

Photo of chris826
2.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of nicholas2121
4.23/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Single Chair Ale brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.0% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice thick white head. The smell is rich with grains and malts. There is also a hit of sweetness in the smell of this brew. The taste is rich with flavor. You pick up on the sweetness at the end of this brew. The mouthfeel is rich, smooth and refreshing. I like how this brew goes down smooth, with no bad aftertaste. Single Chair Ale has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. Magic Hat Brewing Company did a nice job with this brew. Overall I'm giving Single Chair Ale 4.5 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very disappointing. I feel that this beer has potential but it needs a lot of work. For starters its very watered down and lacks flavor

Photo of twenteone
3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fritzparker
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Single Chair Ale from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.