#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnnyJam:
2.88/5 rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
I had this beer on tap at Boom Bozz, a chain pizza place out of Georgia. I really used to like this place and it was fairly busy. It was a nice addition to the options for Gilbert restaurants. The first Sierra Nevada Torpedo I ever had was here. The bartender was really into craft beers and that really helped me with trying different styles. Our server the other day didn't know what Magic Hat #9 was but he thought it was a Pale Ale. It's a fruit beer. He never asked what I thought about it to learn what he was serving. This is how far I think this place has fallen. But this is about the beer.
A: This is a light amber color. There is virtually no head and the lacing is non-existent
S: Smells malty and sweet. A little fruit smell like apricot or unripen peaches. Very little smell.
T: Malt forward with a little apricot taste. Tastes artificial. Really no hops to speak of at all.
M: Light-bodied and high carbonation reminds me of a light beer. Finishes a little bitter.
O: This is not a beer for me. I didn't care for it and really didn't like it. I couldn't drink another and I wouldn't have it again. My friend, who isn't really a beer drinker thought it was ok. My experience has been that women, especially those who don't drink beer will gravitate towards fruit beers. That is only my experience and I don't want to offend anyone.
Serving type: on-tap
11-20-2013 18:59:40 | More by JohnnyJam
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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 4,459 ratings.