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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

4,746 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,746
Reviews: 1,573
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 41
Gots: 430 | 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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Photo of rangerred
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on draft in a pint glass.

Arrived with no head and a slightly hazy orangey-gold body.

Aroma was very fruity with the apricots definitely being prominent. Also a faint metallic note and little malt detectable.

The flavor was nearly all apricots up front transitioning to a slightly toasty maltiness towards the finish. Mouthfeel was a little bit slick and oily making this a good thirst quencher.

Overall, not a bad beer and a good introduction to craft. Good on a hot day

rangerred, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jrempel, Apr 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Aschap, Apr 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

ChiBeerGuy, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
1.38/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured a transparent fizzy yellow with a white head. Looked like an adjunct lager.

Didn't really have much smell, maybe a slight frutiness.

Not much taste a little sweetness.

Very carbonated like fizzy water. Thin mouth feel not much to it.

Overall this beer reminded me of a light lager was pretty awful.Worst beer I've had for a while.

Dave1999, Apr 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41%

Lockbreeze925, Mar 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

bh123, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Joshgonzales79, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%

Spicer, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Mdodge8837, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a beer stem-flute. I don't remember where. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a transparent clear bright copper.

Sm: Apricot, clean malts, and heavy fruit esters. Clean and fresh. Very welcoming and appealing.

T: Clean apricot, some light background hops, and clean malts as the foundation. Fruity but balanced. Simple yet effective. Very refreshing. Built well for what it is. No complexity or subtlety. Nothing unique here.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours nicely. Doesn't feel tailored specifically to the flavour profile. Light on the palate. A touch too thin.

Dr: Very drinkable. Does what it needs to. They were aiming for a simple refreshing beer, and in that they've succeeded. I'd have it again on-draught if it was offered at a good price.

B-

kojevergas, Mar 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

rjpetrizzo, Mar 30, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

gaffm, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Flitterwing, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

smarkham24, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Cheet577, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Schumatrix, Mar 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

radiantdesigner, Mar 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Vpr5002, Mar 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Beerchaeology, Mar 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

icanhasb33r, Mar 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

wrath98, Mar 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mzeld, Mar 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

rmank, Mar 26, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41%

jmo2k1, Mar 26, 2012
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,746 ratings.