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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
77
okay

4,451 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,451
Reviews: 1,562
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 32
Gots: 286 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there's never been anything else quite like it.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-09-1998)
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Backer2004

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First time I've seen anything by Magic Hat on draft in NC. Since it's not my favorite style, I'll do my best to comment versus it's BA style description:

A generic form of flavored beer, some breweries actually use real fruit or veggies, though most use an extract, syrup or processed flavor to give the effect of a particular fruit or vegetable--not sure what is used here but definitely has that fruit plus corn flavor and smell that changes to fresh hops near the finish.


Usually ales, but with not much ale character to them and commonly unbalanced. Malt flavor is typically hidden with a low hop bitterness to allow the fruit or vegetable to dominate--do notice a bit of hops and little malt character.

Worth trying but for me, not worth buying again anytime soon.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2006 02:31:23 | More by Backer2004
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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,451 ratings.