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Blind Faith | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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83
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481 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
481
Ratings:
1,185
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
22.47%
 
 
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Blind FaithBlind Faith
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States | website

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ale of enlightenment created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life's road, and to interpret signs in the voyages of the spirit. Blind Faith is an extremely well-balanced India Pale Ale with a crisp, refreshing hop bitterness and a deep malt body to match.

60 IBU

Added by pezoids on 08-04-2001

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Reviews: 481 | Ratings: 1,185
Reviews by lochef81:
Photo of lochef81
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is my first encounter with Magic Hat aside from #9. This ale pours s handsome Hazy amber color with a thick and lasting slightly off white head. It leaves a slight amount of lacing and has nice legs to it. The aroma is quite weak but had notes of hop and citrus, mostly lemon. The flavor follows suit with some subtle malts underneath. It is a good tasting beer but nothing special. I hope that Magic Hat has more to offer than just this.

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Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Hazy orange in color with a bit of carbonation and a nice, tan head.

Smell – The aroma of this ale is reserved, but strong. It has a nice piney base along with some rindy orange but no sweetness. I can also pick up some grapefruit and some good toasted malts.

Taste – The chewy caramel malts are much bigger at the taste than I picked up in the nose. There are a lot of butter flavors going on here as well. The hops are tangy, typical East Coast, and quite complex.

Mouthfeel – This IPA is a solid medium-bodied with a thick, sugary mouthfeel.

Drinkability –This is a solid IPA that went down well and could double as a good session beer.

Comments – Many thanks to francisweizen for sending me this bottle. I had a bad Hocus Pocus experience in NYC last month and was anxious to try another offering from Magic Hat.

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Photo of npala86
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of ccapurso
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blind Faith by Magic Hat Brewing. 6.2% alcohol content English India Pale Ale.

A- Pours a beautiful hazy orange fluid with a nice off white head that drops to a froth and heavy lacing that clings to the glass.

S- Dominate scents of citrus and grassy hops upfront with light carmel and sweet malts in the backbone.

T-M- Taste is solid with upfront grapefruit, citrus and grassy hop bitterness. Thick malty notes of sweet tea and carmel are in the backbone with a fresh finish. Mouthfeel is easy with a dry and astringent feel.

D- Drinkable it is! I would like to get a sixer and see how it goes.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of kevrob802
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In a SA pint glass the beer was a dark amber color with a thick, off-white head. A smidge of lace.
Aroma mostly of citrus, maybe a little bit of sweet malt.
Grapefruit taste, almost exclusively so. The malt I thought I detected in the nose just wasn't there.
I just couldn't appreciate theis beer as much as I wanted. Maybe too unidimensional. It was OK, but didn't do much for me.

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Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was at a package store recently that didn't have a great selection and decided to pick this up. Used to drink the hell out of this beer in the early 00's, then it got discontinued and apparently it comes around seasonally now as part of MH's "IPA on Tour" series. Kinda had low hopes.

Pours nicely, smells like a good IPA should. A little bit malt-leaning, a bit of grapefruit and pine in the nose.

Nice balanced taste in the mouth, a bit biscuity. Finishes nice and clean, no odd after-tastes in the mouth. Good example of a New England style IPA.

I was a bit surprised that I liked this. I would drink this beer any time and am glad I picked it up.

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Photo of TTripp725
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of generallee
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into pint glass. The label listed the abv at 6.2%. The back label has the year of 2010 and the month of July notched for its freshness date.

Appearance: It has a hazy amber to coppery colored body with an off white head. The head is tall thick and foamy. It has good retention and keeps a nice small cap on the beer until the last drop. On the way down the glass it makes some cool lacing.

Smell: The nose has a solid hop aroma featuring citrusy/herbal and musty notes over light pale maltiness and bready yeast.

Taste: Its medium bodied with a light bready maltiness supporting some decent hop bitterness. In the bitterness there are notes of herbal tea hops, citrus and some musty hops as well. The texture is smooth and firm with a nice level of carbonation.

Notes: This is a decent all around IPA.

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Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of merlin48
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This quirky, bottle pours a rusty orange, hazed iced tea colored, body with a moderate, beige, head that retains very well. Thick, island chains of lace coat the pint glass.

Very pleasing hop aromas, with pine cone, some florals, and pears hovering over a sweet, caramel malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate, hops bite on the tongue. Somewhat coating in the mouth.

This is a tasty, American style IPA, with some aggressive hopping. Smoother than a SNPA, with more flavors going on. Very well balanced use of the malts and prominent hops. Finish is clean and mildly fruity.

Nothing chaotic about the chemistry here. This is an exceptional pale ale that is very tasty and enjoyable. Stands up very well to extra sharp, Vermont cheddar cheese.

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Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Eeh, I wasnt really blown away by this "IPA" tastes more like a "PA" Freshness dating only tells you this should be consumed before "July" wonder which July? NIce mouth feel and appearance, but tasted a wee bit skimpy on the malt and HOPS, not what I'm used to in a American IPA...may have been an old bottle (last July may have been the date in question)

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of PhilsPils
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Perfect Pint. Pretty dark straw color with a nice white head. Faintly floral and slightly yeasty aroma. The taste is subdued for an IPA and there seem to be lots of strange notes floating around...yeastiness, fake buttered popcorn, a little sour. Balance is OK but overall, not an outstanding IPA.

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Photo of jakester
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is from a sampler case. 12oz. bottle. Expiry date clearly notched on the label. "Blessed with Hops" on the label.

Poured a deep copperish/amber with a 1/2 finger off-white head, which dropped very quickly to islands and a ring. Some carbonation is evident. Oddly, not much lacing at first, but picked up as I drank. (warming?)

Aroma is strong spicy/earthy hops, with strong toffee/brown suger malts. Pride of Ringwood yeast? Smell dry, if that's possible.

Flavor is crisp, clean pale malt, with a good hit from bitter hops. Strong earthy/grassy hop flavor fills the empty spaces, and lasts a long time. This IPA tastes pleasantly different!

Mouthfeel is tingly carbonation, followed by a dry, bitter, long lasting finish. Some hop resins on the tongue.

Very surprising beer. It has a prominent bittering, pleasant hop aroma and flavor, good malt for balance, and hidden ABV. Poundable, but look out!

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Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of RTEdmunds
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orangeish color. Pretty decent white head, nice lacing. Solid retention.

Floral and hemp-y aromas.

Tastes herbal and pleasant. Sweet, but not overly. Slight caramel undertones.

Smooth and quite drinkable. The alcohol content is masked. Moderate to high carbonation.

Overall this is a pretty nice and very pleasant IPA. I'm really enjoying the "IPA on Tour" by Magic Hat. Some good stuff! This is probably one of my favorites of the series thus far.

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Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Blind Faith from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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