Blind Faith - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.35/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date. The bring this beer back on occasion like it is a big deal ... it should have stayed a year-round beer. Have not had it in a long while so here we go.
Two fingers of froth with decent lacing on the glass, clear and bright brass color. Fruity, spicy and grainy mix in the aroma ... hint of alcohol and faint buttery smell from the yeast. Maltiness is a bit thin, the body is a little light for the style. Bitterness is there, fruity and spicy palate. Some maltiness which is dry for the most part, slightly biscuity. Buttery tone and leafy hop flavor in the dry finish.
Pretty much a hollow shell of its former self, it is ok ... just ok. There are many other IPAs that have raised the benchmark a lot higher than this beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2011 03:13:44 | More by Jason
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3.34/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
This beer is a clear and shining dark orange the color and clarity of well-polished brass. A foamy head maintains just over a finger of creamy froth and holds itself up well. A ring of lacing at the top is followed by patching and thick spotting.
Grains and diacetyl are strong enough to push out from citrus, flora and earth along with fruity (darker) sweetness and some unusual spiciness. There's nothing screaming English as opposed to American, and diacetyl's could probably be toned down a little.
Toast and caramel speak strongly of the malts and, while floral and citrus notes are present, the levels may be more appropriate for a Pale ale than an IPA. There is a bit of mineral I didn't get in the nose. Some orange peel comes out into a more biscuity finish, a buttered biscuit effect as the diacetyl rolls through.
The body's on the light end of medium, with moderate carbonation giving it a good crispness and smoothness, but it ends slightly thin.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 20:40:39 | More by Brenden
Blind Faith from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,040 ratings.