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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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77
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4,379 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,379
Reviews: 1,558
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 31
Gots: 249 | 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 dmamiano:
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dmamiano

West Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium straw color with an almost orange hue to it. Nice head and lacing observed.
Smell was very fruity, with fruity hops dominating the nose. Some mild maltiness noticed as well, the backing of malt was minimal.

Taste as well was fairly ordinary. Some citrusy hops noted and a mild malt backing. Pretty clean in the end.
I have had this beer in bottles before, and definitely prefer the draft version.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2008 16:58:45 | More by dmamiano
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A: relatively-clear, sunny, yellow-amber colored liquid with a mild haze... keeps a < finger-width head for a minute... head falls, leaves a thin, frothy cap which holds till the end... spits of lace here and there

S: huge, extract-fruity aroma - not too far off from a peach Jolly Rancher mixed with a cough drop... no hops (unless the Cascade is lending some highlights to the candy-fruitiness), kinda tough to tell what impact the yeast has... wee bit floral

T: certainly a British bitter (or cream ale) base with some minerally esters and a decent bit of hop bitterness floating beneath the haze of somewhat white wine fruitiness... not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests - actually, it finishes rather dry despite a swipe of light crystal malt up front... the bitterness gradually asserts itself more and more with each sip... I suppose the fruit flavor is a fresh apricot, having only had nasty, sulfury dried ones - could be construed as mildly peach and/or cantaloupe... dry, sort of biscuity-bready malt pacing around in the background, delicate toastiness... dandelion-like (petals and stem) aftertaste

M: smooth-ish, mildly frothy-creamy flow... flash of soft sizzle at the back of the palate... very easy to knock back... blanket-soft and dry

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,379 ratings.