#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,461 | Reviews: 1,562 | Display Reviews Only:
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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3.7/5 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
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,461 ratings.