#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by Josievan:
3.85/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Looks quite a bit like an APA, sparkling yellow with a decent head.
Smell: The aroma is pretty fruity, maybe a touch of hops.
Taste: Lots of apricot flavor up front. Many others detect pear flavor. I didn't notice that myself but see where one might get that. Balanced enough with pale malt and citrus light hops to not be over-the-top fruity.
Mouthfeel: On the lighter side, with significant carbonation.
Drinkability: Much more drinkable than many beers heavy on fruit flavor.
Notes: The waitress said people either love or hate this beer, but I find myself in the middle. I like it, but don't love it. It's advertised as a not-quite-APA, which I found to be an accurate description. Where this beer succeeds is where many other fruit beers fail: the quality of the base beer. #9 has good APA qualities, whereas so many wheat-fruit beers leave something to be desired in the wheat department. I can tell the fruit flavor comes from a syrup or extract, but it is still subtle and not too sweet, so as not to bash the drinker over the head with fruitiness.
Serving type: on-tap
01-03-2010 22:33:26 | More by Josievan
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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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