#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by JayQue:
3.63/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours an orange color with a nice sized white head that fades fast. Minimal lacing. Faint hops aroma. The taste is pretty good, apricot and mild hops. I thought the slogan on the bottle was accurate, it seemed like a pale ale wannabee but lighter and with a more watery mouthfeel and less hops bite.
In all, it is a pretty pleasant tasting beer, but nothing exceptional. There is nothing keeping it from being a very adequate session beer, especially for warmer weather. If I was just having one or two to sip and savor, I would rather have a good APA or IPA.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2006 00:23:46 | More by JayQue
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3.48/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
(no freshness info - poured into a British pint glass)
A: relatively-clear, sunny, yellow-amber colored liquid with a mild haze... keeps a < finger-width head for a minute... head falls, leaves a thin, frothy cap which holds till the end... spits of lace here and there
S: huge, extract-fruity aroma - not too far off from a peach Jolly Rancher mixed with a cough drop... no hops (unless the Cascade is lending some highlights to the candy-fruitiness), kinda tough to tell what impact the yeast has... wee bit floral
T: certainly a British bitter (or cream ale) base with some minerally esters and a decent bit of hop bitterness floating beneath the haze of somewhat white wine fruitiness... not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests - actually, it finishes rather dry despite a swipe of light crystal malt up front... the bitterness gradually asserts itself more and more with each sip... I suppose the fruit flavor is a fresh apricot, having only had nasty, sulfury dried ones - could be construed as mildly peach and/or cantaloupe... dry, sort of biscuity-bready malt pacing around in the background, delicate toastiness... dandelion-like (petals and stem) aftertaste
M: smooth-ish, mildly frothy-creamy flow... flash of soft sizzle at the back of the palate... very easy to knock back... blanket-soft and dry
O: it's not all that bad a drink - I could certainly understand it being popular amongst young kids who don't enjoy the flavors of traditional ales and lagers - real beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 03:56:34 | More by Bouleboubier
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,383 ratings.