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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

4,719 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,719
Reviews: 1,572
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 40
Gots: 415 | 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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I've had this as both on tap and out of the bottle, and I definitely enjoy it out of the bottle more.

Magic Hat #9 was so much better out of the bottle. It didn't look as nice, but it smelled and just tasted better. Truly a good brew to partake from and one that I'll be enjoying from for, thankfully, quite some time.

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Taste, whoa, what is this, like some of the bad virgin islands brews? The fruit aroma now tastes like perfume! Even the alcohol part! Shit what is that, a mix of fake apricot, peach and $5 a gallon perfume? Overpowers anything resembling yeast, malt or hop flavor. Really distracting and not enjoyable.

Of course, if the taste is bothersome, then the mouthfeel isn't gonna be much better. This beer truly wasn't for me. I like fruit beers, I really do. But this? No. Hell no. I'll look at it, I'll smell it, but I doubt I'll ever drink it again.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,719 ratings.