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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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4,718 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,718
Reviews: 1,571
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 40
Gots: 414 | 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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5/5  rDev +47.5%

jonathaniler, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

jmn5082, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

tdog2983, Jan 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

#9 is always the first and last beer that I order as soon as I enter a bar or pub. The taste and aroma is leagues above any one else. And there is no hang-over feeling if I have had one too many. And usually I always have a morning head ache after a night of drinking draft beer. So I definitely appreciate Magic Hat for allowing the moment of clarity to get out of a one night situation! Slainte everyone!

grminzey, Apr 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

icanhasb33r, Mar 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

B_Long, Mar 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

Currently my favorite beer as far as pale ales go, or should I say 'not quite pale ales'? This beer is great from start to finish.

A- Typical, but very golden.

S- Smells almost just like it tastes. Very crisp and clean smelling.

T- Has a slight fruity taste but hits you with the hops simultaneously so you it is in no way overpowering at all. Leaves you with a good crisp feel all the way through.

M- The perfect consistency.

D- Anytime, Anywhere.

beehivechaos311, Oct 05, 2010
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

Drod32, Jul 29, 2014
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4.97/5  rDev +46.6%

pours a opaque gold with a one inch head that holds fairly well and nice lacing to the finish. smell is very fruity. taste, apricot and pears. mouthfeel is very smooth, slightly sweet very well balanced. magic hat hit the nose on this one, just a great tasting beer.

billybob, Jan 10, 2007
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4.9/5  rDev +44.5%


I love Magic Hat, I'm just being honest. However, #9 is one of the last Year round beers im trying out.

Brown Bottle, bottom of the bottle lid read, "Dont yap when you nap" ehhh.

The pear smells slighly like a pear cider, but not strong enough. At first it tastes like pear, hits with with a touch of malt and a touch of hop, none of these are over powering, a very laid back beer.

callmeclemens, Nov 06, 2010
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4.88/5  rDev +44%

Being a fan of Pale Ales, I had to give this a try on suggestion from a friend. I was pleasantly surprised! It has a very fruity aroma to it but is not overwhelming and keeps the characteristics of an American pale ale. With light carbonation and a great taste it is a very easy drinker, well worth at least one try!

klintok21, Jul 24, 2008
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4.85/5  rDev +43.1%

My favorite summer beer. I know, it's available all year but I like it on the colder side on a warm afternoon. Dry yet refreshing, light but not whimpy, beautiful aroma.

pbrian, Oct 23, 2001
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4.84/5  rDev +42.8%

oliviachichi, Aug 27, 2014
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,718 ratings.