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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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4,385 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,385
Reviews: 1,558
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 31
Gots: 250 | 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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Utica_Brew_Review

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Golden color with moderate to heavy carbonation and a decent head. Hoppy fruity aroma. Sweet, herbal, with a hint of spice flavor. Slight bitterness to balance. Lacks a complete full body however. You can definitely feel the carbonation. Finishes a bit weaker than it started. Overall, a good beer that pleases the palate with a unique flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 06:32:45 | More by Utica_Brew_Review
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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,385 ratings.