#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by Backer2004:
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
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Haters gonna hate. I feel like this beer is underrated on here because it has three characteristics that people on BA tend to dislike: it's a fruit beer, it's mass distributed, and it's made by Magic Hat. While not an amazing beer, it's certainly better than average. The point of rating beers on BA is to consider a beer within its own genre...and as far as fruit beers are concerned, I think this one is damn good. If you don't like fruit beers, it should be no surprise to you that you won't like this one. If you think it's uncool to drink Magic Hat, either because it's mass distributed or because of the West 6th thing...then don't drink it. Anyway, now that I'm down off my soapbox, the flavor of this is rich, and the apricots definitely come through, refreshing pretty much any time of year. The color has an inviting orangish hue which I find very appealing. Mouthfeel isn't awesome, a little heavy on the carbonation. Overall, a pretty good beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 23:10:58 | More by MarkQ617
3.59/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This has always been a favorite since my college days (whenever I had enough money to afford it). Love the sweet, fruity smell you get (its not over powering though) and its smooth going down (not a lot of bit). Always a fall back beer for me, if nothing else catches my attention.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 01:23:35 | More by jbraico
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,451 ratings.