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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

4,444 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,444
Reviews: 1,562
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 32
Gots: 281 | 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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Reviews by beyah:
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beyah

Maine

2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bought a Night of the Living Dead Variety 12 pack from Magic Hat when we did the groceries.
I tried the #9 last. Pours a slightly cloudy gold color, almost no head, but carbonated OK. Slight lacing on what head is there. Very unusual flavor almost like perfume, you can make out the apricot in the background. After a couple sips it's a little easier to drink. Won't be buying this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 23:41:58 | More by beyah
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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

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,444 ratings.