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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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5,149 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,149
Reviews: 1,628
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 56
Gots: 731 | 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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Ratings: 5,149 | Reviews: 1,628
Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandonparrent
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TBCE
2.1/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Not much on the nose. No fruity tones in the taste. Feel is very watered down.

Photo of jjhardy12
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cancer
1.51/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer tastes and smells like cough syrup to me. I have tried it several times, attempting to give it another chance, but I can't stomach it.

Photo of BColton1
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darwin232
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of devin305
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jshusc
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rescuezach4
3.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eagleyes
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Machoo
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JodyPowers
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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

Photo of Pegasus
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Medium orange-brown color, with slight haze, anda small, dense white head, which retains poorly, leaving only a scattering of foam on the surface. Thin, finely-beaded lacing adorns the glass walls. Modest amounts of carbonation drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: The aroma offers a surprising note of apricots, and fairly robust pale malt.

Taste: The taste begins with caramel and apricots, not quite caramel dipped apricots, but both flavors are prominent. There is also an underlying bread-like malt flavor. Towards the finish, there is a slight tart and sour flavor, and some mild grassy hops.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft, with modest carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Not bad really, would be appealing in the depths of summer.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Photo of Eeroomnhoj
4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Recently got a 12 pack assortment with different magic hat beers. First one out of the cooler was #9. I've had this one before and enjoyed it then and now.
Tastes good, looks good and goes down smooth.

Photo of Duff_Man
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Beardo
4.32/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good fruit notes. Great beer for the cost

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

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.56/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy golden-orange, a few lazy bubbles. Only a ring of white lace.

S: Fresh fruit; mandarin orange, apricot, peach. Not much 'beer' aroma- almost like a fruit punch, but enticing.

T: Same fruits, presented very dryly. Finally some banana-like wheat flavor, reminding me that this is actually a beer.

F: Light bodied, thankfully not syrupy from the sugary fruits. Not much texture, but that makes this extremely easily drinkable.

O: Not-quite-even-close to a pale ale. No hops, not much real beer flavor, and definitely not pale in color. Pretty simple, but that's it's strong point. A good refreshing summery beer.

Photo of Mdez
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,149 ratings.