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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

4,490 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,490
Reviews: 1,563
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 34
Gots: 311 | 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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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden/Dark Yellow with a mellow haze, it's not crystal clear. The head was bright white about half a finger thick. It dissipated quickly but left behind some lacing.

S- A very sweet aroma with notes of apricot, pear, and celery. It smells very similar to its taste. I didn't pick up any malt or hop notes.

T- Very fruit forward and sweet, almost apricot like. It finished dry, almost tart, with a mild spicy bitterness that lingered.

M- Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O- Not a bad beer, it's definitely unique. If you're looking for a pale ale that's fruit forward and dry on the finish this is your beer. It's something that I'll continue to drink when I'm looking for something slightly different than your average pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 03:35:41 | More by y2jrock60
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I will be updating this review at a later date. Not sure if maybe I got a bad six pack here. First one I had tonight was much more what I recall of the beer, but the second one had some issues. This is in a batch from "Play Under the Cap" (contest begins 5/1/14 and ends 9/1/14, so it may be that it was older in the store and mistreaded - wife bought it, so not sure yet where /when). I wanted to give a review a go though with a beer I knew, OR THOUGHT I KNEW, because I had NO IDEA this was classified as a fruit beer. Plowing onward...

A: Same golden color as normal (I have this beer often - see below) but seems I have a bust on the head this time (warning bells).

S: Also seems a little different, but may be because I'm trying to be more thoughtful. I am picking up more of a fruity note than I recall ( result of new knowledge? ), and catching a whiff of biscuits.

T: Not hitting the apricot note that seems prevalent in other reviews I read after seeing the fruit/vegetable categorization (see below again, I'm thinking more veg), and am really struggling with this because a) I love apricot so think I would hit it and to some extent I guess I see it, and b) never thought fruit with this beer in the past. As I think about it I keep hitting in my mind BRUSSEL SPROUTS (also a favorite of mine - think tiny sweet cabbages with slight under note of bitter) so may explain why I always had an affinity to the product. Kind of a hint of tea too, and maybe encouraging more in my mind green/veg aspects.

M: light and effervescent, with a velvety but clean finish, but with the effervesence another mystery to me on the lack of a head

O: Have been a fan since I first had one, and what I use it for is a "balance" beer. Normally don't have much on hand at home, and have too many people I know that are not into big beers and are pretty much old school pre-craft beer consumers. So I like to use it as a way to have beer on hand and not challenge them too much, but still gives me something to enjoy.

I am going to have to get a LOT more PRACTICE in reviewing and learning how to put up a good description of my beer experiences.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,490 ratings.