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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

4,474 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,474
Reviews: 1,562
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 33
Gots: 301 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there's never been anything else quite like it.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-09-1998)
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NedShakeshaft

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I imagine most of us have had this one, so I won't regurgitate the descriptives.

I believe this beer is overrated. That's not to say it's a bad beer. I first tried this a few years ago at a waterside bar in South Carolina after a long day of walking. It was one of the first American craft beers I tried and it was like a revelation to me. So wonderfully different, so refreshing and so unlike the macro-crap I was used to.

The thing is, the more beers I try, the less I want a #9. Try one after something like a Full Sail Elevation and it'll seem like candy-coated Coors. The brewery's latest offerings are much better beers. When I get one of their seasonal samplers I remove the #9, stick it in the cellar, then fire it into the cooler when it's my turn to bring the beer after the ball game, at which point it's at its best.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 23:03:24 | More by NedShakeshaft
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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,474 ratings.