#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by ktrillionaire:
3.1/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This beer is the phenomenon in my town. I am not a huge fan. Where were these people years back when I was in my Blue Paw phase?
A - Clear, orange-amber beer with a decent white foam white and good lacing sticking on the glass.
S - Very fruity and sweet, lightly tart, and not much else.
T - Dominant ringwood yeast yields apricot and honey sweetness, and a grainy mellow finish. This beer tastes slightly 'infused' with flavor, which is not a compliment.
M - Fairly light bodied, but rich and filling due to sweetness and carbonation.
D - Given the fact that it tastes as much like iced tea as beer, and that many people, especially hot chicks, are crazed over it, I would say it is very drinkable, if not personally that enjoyable. In other words, I could rock this stuff in order to take one for the team...
Serving type: on-tap
12-26-2009 09:06:10 | More by ktrillionaire
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
(no freshness info - poured into a British pint glass)
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
O: it's not all that bad a drink - I could certainly understand it being popular amongst young kids who don't enjoy the flavors of traditional ales and lagers - real beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 03:56:34 | More by Bouleboubier
3.01/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter
A: Solid copper with a tiny collar and minimal head that is gone as fast as it is there.
S: Just a nondescript fruity scent with no real hop or normal beer scents.
T: Just slightly fruity, which makes this a tolerable pale ale for me. Weird flavors here, and just a strange fruit beer.
M: Smooth, with barely any felt carbonation. Bit of carbonation felt on the end of your palate.
O: Leftover from a Fourth of July party, so I can't complain. The rest of this one will be made into pancakes, and the other beers will be given to my family when they come over tomorrow. It is a not quite pale ale on the label, but it is given as a fruit/vegetable beer on here, which makes this a weird beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 01:54:25 | More by gillagorilla
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,376 ratings.