#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by Chaney:
District of Columbia
4.15/5 rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I'm not a big Magic Hat fan overall, but I don't care what anyone says: I dig this beer... and always have!
"Best enjoyed by date on neck of bottle." Well, I searched high and low and couldn't find a date on the neck... or really anywhere.
A: Slighly muddy orange color, with a 1/4 finger head or so that stayed frothy for a couple of minutes at least. Some carbonation was visible, but nothing to write home about.
S: Fruity funk... sort of like a soggy breakfast cereal, but hell, I love soggy breakfast cereal! I got a strong scent of apricot, pomegranate and peach that was divine.
T: I know the motto here is "Not Quite Pale Ale," but I've always viewed this brew as more of a carbonated cider as opposed to hop bomb, due to how the fruit attacks the palate and doesn't let go. The hop character gets lost, which is fine by me in this setting.
M: Like I said, this is a very fruit forward entry, with no sugar buildup or fruit lingering afterwards. The carbonation was prickly and complemented the apripomopeach taste remarkable well.
O: To me, this beer epitomizes the term "guilty pleasure." Tons of people trash this beer on here and that's a real shame. This is by far my favorite go-to ale when I'm at a bar and there is nothing else worthy of my sobriety. I drink this beer often and will continue to do so.
Serving type: bottle
09-12-2011 00:08:33 | More by Chaney
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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,106 ratings.