Fat Angel - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Light amber with a 2-finger white fizzy head full of big bubbles. No lacing.
Smelled predominantly of citrusy or floral hops, but was also balanced with some fruity, sweeter malt notes.
As for taste: think Granny Smith apples with just slight malt notes underneath. A hoppy, metallic bitterness lingers and coats the back of the mouth.
Mouthfeel: this one is light -- actually, I think thin is a better word -- and perhaps a tad bit over-carbonated.
Drinkability: If you're not looking for a lot of complex flavors and just want to drink a relatively light beer, say, on a hot summer day, then this is a pretty drinkable beer. I wouldn't serve it to impress someone with its nuances, but as a quaffing beer you can do far worse.
It'd been awhile since I'd hat the Fat Angel and it pretty much lived up to my recollection as a decent, but not especially memorable effort. Touted on the bottle as a "lighter shade of pale," that's actually a good description. I usually think of American Pale Ales as being more full-bodied, with stronger flavors all-around, so I don't think this is a good example of the style. However, if the intent was to make an American Pale Ale at about half or two-thirds the body, feel and taste, then Fat Angel lives up to its advertising.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2006 15:00:00 | More by Kendo
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Fat Angel from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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