#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
3.93/5 rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I tried this at a bar in downtown Champaign, but I didn't catch the name of the place!
A - Hazy bronze/gold with a one finger white head. Lots of really nice lace sticks to the glass.
S - Yeasty and bready, with a hint of Belgian Pale Ale qualities. Hay and grass notes are here, along with some sweet marzipan too.
T - Big time yeast and sweet but grassy hops. This is not like a northwestern pale ale at all. The hops are restrained for the style, allowing the yeast to be the star of the show.
M - Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and sweet on the finish with a lingering hay note.
D - A damn fine session brew with boatloads of complexity. This one is easy to down, and can also be sipped and appreciated.
Serving type: on-tap
05-29-2008 23:12:19 | More by pmcadamis
More User Reviews:
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
07-22-2014 23:10:58 | More by MarkQ617
3.59/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This has always been a favorite since my college days (whenever I had enough money to afford it). Love the sweet, fruity smell you get (its not over powering though) and its smooth going down (not a lot of bit). Always a fall back beer for me, if nothing else catches my attention.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 01:23:35 | More by jbraico
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,455 ratings.