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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

4,450 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 4,450
Reviews: 1,562
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 32
Gots: 286 | 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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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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Vermont

1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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Georgia

1/5  rDev -70.5%

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New Jersey

1/5  rDev -70.5%

08-19-2012 02:01:15 | More by rangr514
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Arizona

1/5  rDev -70.5%

12-21-2013 03:36:51 | More by Lobina
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Florida

1/5  rDev -70.5%

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vinnyg76

Indiana

1/5  rDev -70.5%

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Kentucky

1/5  rDev -70.5%

08-24-2012 01:15:49 | More by Nutwood
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SugarMagnolia13

Illinois

1/5  rDev -70.5%

01-26-2013 15:56:12 | More by SugarMagnolia13
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sbw138

Pennsylvania

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

Magic Hat #9 might be the worst beer I have ever tasted. It is bland, and the flavoring they add is simply horrendous. I've noticed this is the "cool" beer to drink in college towns. I don't think it is because it tastes good to certain people, I think they just like to say they are drinking a Magic Hat #9.

But really, this beer pours a hazy orange/yellow color. I have had this, or people I know have had this, and every time it smells like it is skunked to me, but that is how the brew always smells.

But, I do appreciate how this could be considered some sort of a gateway beer from your coors and miller lights to a better beer!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2009 16:06:09 | More by sbw138
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Illinois

1/5  rDev -70.5%

12-14-2012 20:43:40 | More by Pyjack
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LakelandGrillsmith

Florida

1/5  rDev -70.5%

10-13-2012 19:40:16 | More by LakelandGrillsmith
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brodah

New York

1/5  rDev -70.5%

12-18-2011 00:00:56 | More by brodah
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adaham

Montana

1/5  rDev -70.5%

02-09-2013 06:27:29 | More by adaham
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Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -70.5%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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yeahman

Ohio

1.08/5  rDev -68.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had this from a mixed pack that my wife bought.
Looks hazy.
Smells like a dry apricot.
Flat and uninteresting flavor and mouthfeel.

I thought id give this a try since my wife seems to like it. Maybe her review will balance out my glaringly bad review.

Is the #9 in reference to how many attempts it took for them to get to this flavor profile? Maybe they should have a #10. Just sayin.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 17:54:40 | More by yeahman
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elgiacomo

Georgia

1.1/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12oz bottle, best by Feb 2010. Pours light amber with a small off-white head, tiny spots of lacing, maintains a weak cap.

Aroma is orange kool-aid, orange gatorade, fruity shampoo, smells VERY artificial.

Flavor is orange rind, almost like Flinstones vitamins or generic orange tums. Despite this, it feels like this is giving me heartburn. Blech.

Mouthfeel is oily, a little sticky, medium carbonation.

Pretty nasty overall, gonna go put a PBR in the freezer, this is going down the drain. Yeah this is at the end of its run, but still technically within the "best by" range. Undrinkable, artificial, nasty crap.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 04:56:48 | More by elgiacomo
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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,450 ratings.