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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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5,071 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 5,071
Reviews: 1,606
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 53
Gots: 642 | 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 LucasGrazziottin
3.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zacemy
2.79/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of RockRuler
4.31/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and drinkable. No after taste and I could not taste any vegetables.

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pete_IV
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of therubicon
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quietflightxv
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as a single at a gas station in Flit MI. Served at 6deg C in a plastic cup

A- Opens well and pours a dark golden slightly brown color.

S- Lots of fruity goodness. The raspberry comes though in spades.

T- Yup there is that raspberry again. Very light fruity beer. Long finish

M- Nice dry and crisp while being creamy at the same time. Very nice

O- An excellent brew. Will buy again if I see it

Food Pairing

This wonderful beer went well with..... Pizza- peperoni, hot peppers and pineapple.

Enjoy

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whitebrow
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BSUNyikos31
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kuebrich
2.38/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This tastes like cough syrup. Can't shake it. I made it through one the other night. I tried a second tonight and couldn't stomach it. I recycled the remaining four bottles.

Photo of EdM88
3.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lightman
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of batt6343
3.72/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of steverx8
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Tastes like an expired miller highlife. So gross!!

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

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

355 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance-clear pale golden color. A finger of head with decent retention. Some visible carbonation.

Smell - vegetative with some apricot aroma. Apricot saves it otherwise this wouldn't be good.

Taste - starts with cooked veggies again and then a bland apricot flavor comes through. Faint apricot aftertaste, but there's a permeating bitterness through that prevents this from being sweet.

Mouthfeel - light bodied reasonably carbonated. slightly dry finish.

Overall - not a terrible fruit beer, but doesn't stand up to a lot of the other ones on the market. Worth a try especially if you like apricots and more beer like than others in the style, but not my preference.

Photo of Anthony666
3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rwill2001
2.87/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,071 ratings.