#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,459 | Reviews: 1,562 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tubacharlie:
3.83/5 rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A frothy head fills the top half of a half liter glass mug as a rocky top forms, then stiffens up a bit as the large bubbles below slowly recede while transforming into a thick layer of foam over the brew.
An intriguing aroma wafts from the mug, kind of like piney woods with fruit, as if you stumbled upon a cider mill in the forest. The ale is kind of a muddy burnt orange color, with plenty of random carbonation action keeping the head fresh.
The flavor doesn't disappoint, with a bit of sweetness up front, followed by bittering hops intermingled with citrus, green apple and cereal grain flavors. Extra fizzy in the mouth, this brew goes down well with nice hot pizza. Not quite a pale ale, as the label says, but worth the price of admission.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2011 01:47:36 | More by tubacharlie
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
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,459 ratings.