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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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5,081 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 5,081
Reviews: 1,610
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 53
Gots: 647 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-09-1998

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
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Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Peach & tangerine up front with boring malt profile. Not enjoyable.

Photo of rfdracing
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCondor
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Also picked up as a part of a mix and match six pack at the sto'. Side poured from the glass into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pours a hazy, slightly orange color with a thin soapy head that dissolves rapidly and leaves little lacing.

Smell - Light fruits, a bit of spices, not much else.

Taste - Pretty much the same thing as the nose. Nothing much going on here.

Mouthfeel - Finishes dry, a bit fruity. Light body, medium carbonation.

Overall - Meh. Underwhelming, nothing at all stands out. I don't even know if I would recommend it even in a mix and match.

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glass_house
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrlafay
3.06/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hurricanes56dan
1.84/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Not enough grains to make the body equal the amount of fruit added, and not enough hops either, its just to unbalanced that makes it not that great.

Photo of Bosoxbennie
1/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ill have a bud please!!

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
2.97/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, clear, golden-amber color with a slight reddish hue, topped with a quarter of a finger of white head that almost completely dissolved away into some wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very fruity and aromatic. Lots of Belgian yeast and raspberry up front, with some toasted malt notes imparting aromas of freshly baked sourdough bread. Very nice.

Taste: Very malty up front, quickly followed by some assertive and pleasant raspberry fruitiness, a little sourness, and some honey-like sweetness. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, with some pretty good carbonation. With an ABV of 5.1%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is one of my favorite session beers. I really enjoy how refreshing it is with the nicely balanced malt, raspberry and Belgian yeast. Very good.

Photo of jarheadduk
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Working off old notes. Will update with more details if/when I have another.

Photo of WheelsPSU
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mbratt93
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaos
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kkazemi
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeThumel
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of classixIII
2.77/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Drinkable but less than memorable. It definitely asked more questions than it answered.

Photo of brianmandell
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jharper2189
4.43/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It has a good fruit taste to it, but overall it still ends up being smooth with not too much bitterness or sour taste to it.

Photo of zeledonia
3.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Tasted 17 January 2015.

Pours a very clear, slightly odd orange color, sort of apricot-toned amber. Half a finger of off-white head, okay retention, not much lacing.

Smell is funny, too. Again, it's sort of apricoty, but with some faint spices, and a chemical feel.

Taste is like someone took the smell and vacuumed all the substance out of it. It's dry and empty, with just a touch of that fruity sweetness. Not at all what I was expecting. Not bad, but not very enjoyable. It's slightly chalky, and there's just not much to it.

Feel is pretty good. Light body, sparkly carbonation. Dries out quickly and suddenly, like tonic water.

An okay beer, but kinda weird across the board. Seems like they tried to make something that would appeal to people who don't really want flavorful beer. Maybe they succeeded, but that's not what I want.

Photo of theStephKarsten
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zuidman
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Griep
4.81/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is underrated. Sweet taste, full feel. So drinkable. My only qualm is the slight syrupy sugary feel that forms on the back of my palate over time. Good with anything, so even tho some wouldn't call it "world class" it's really good any time and stacks up against the best. F***!

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.99/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,081 ratings.