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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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4,642 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 4,642
Reviews: 1,567
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 35
Gots: 381 | 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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burningsnailman

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

01-18-2012 05:54:52 | More by burningsnailman
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zachary37

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +26.3%

A- Pours a amber color with a tan thick head.

S- Smells very fruity and floral with a hint of nuttiness. There is also a hint of citrus.

T- Tastes just like it smells very fruity and floral like. Very smooth beer to drink not very over powering.

M- Very velvety and smooth mouthfeel.

O- I got my father drinking this beer on a regular basis after being rolling rock fan for many years. Overall I would recommend this beer to anyone.

01-18-2012 01:12:18 | More by zachary37
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edwardkersh

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-17-2012 20:59:52 | More by edwardkersh
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nmeiborg

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-17-2012 20:02:32 | More by nmeiborg
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fluidmotion

Ohio

4/5  rDev +18%

01-17-2012 03:08:13 | More by fluidmotion
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-17-2012 00:10:19 | More by BeerNoobNC
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

01-16-2012 21:42:52 | More by Lang44
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +18%

Was able to pick up a bottle while in Dallas for a wedding. Heard a lot about this beer but we don't get Magic Hat in Colorado so this was the first chance to try it. Poured from bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a bright translucent copper color with a 3/4 finger head. Good retention though not a lot of lacing.

S - Sweet upfront with a blend of peach/apricot and the caramel sweetness. A hint of spice on the back end.

T - A nice blend of sweetness. The fruity character of apricot/peach flavors mesh well with the caramel sweetness. Light and crisp with a light bitterness.

M - Lighter end of Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Finishes clean and crisp.

O - Coming in knowing nothing of the beer aside from the name I thought it was a good beer. Was great in the 100+ degree heat of Dallas sitting by the pool. Not sure I could put a bunch down but I enjoyed it.

01-16-2012 19:42:08 | More by hopfacebrew
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Tenyouusnessless

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

01-16-2012 15:38:01 | More by Tenyouusnessless
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-15-2012 23:55:00 | More by bluntedboywonder
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laicha926

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

01-15-2012 17:04:44 | More by laicha926
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Borganization

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

01-15-2012 03:00:47 | More by Borganization
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-15-2012 01:46:04 | More by hockenbeer
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windelbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +18%

01-15-2012 01:41:12 | More by windelbo
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

01-14-2012 20:44:27 | More by bigeyedfish89
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electtodefer

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-14-2012 00:15:18 | More by electtodefer
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JustinAniello

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

A - Pours golden brown with a half finger head that dissipates instantly. Minimal lacing and cap remains.

S - Heavy scent of malts and apricot, lightly sweet.

T - Lightly sweet malty caramel at first, followed by heavy apricot on the swallow. Light bitterness as well.

B - Medium body and heavy carbonation, slight dryness. Decent for the style.

O - A decent fruit flavored beer, though the fruit flavor could be better integrated to mix with the flavors. Nice body, though lighter carbonation would certainly benefit it. A beer that I imagine would be good with a fruit dessert on a warm summer day.

01-14-2012 00:05:08 | More by JustinAniello
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mbacon3227

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-13-2012 23:30:37 | More by mbacon3227
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tellish33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-13-2012 22:05:12 | More by tellish33
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Mississipping

Mississippi

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%

A: Pours a slightly hazy orangish amber color with a small white head that dissipates quickly.  Minimal lacing left behind on the edges of the glass. 

S: Sweet fruits up front with some apricot and a bit of mango.  Citrus fruits a little behind ... grapefruit mostly, but subtly.  A bit of malt as well, but not much else. 

T: Citrus is more subdued than even the smell would lead you to believe it would be.  Definitely on the sweeter side.  Apricot and maybe some mango, just a hint of citrus, and a very soft biscuity taste.  Nice, but hardly keeps my attention. 

M: Thinner side of medium-bodied with a good bit of carbonation, maybe too much.  Fizzy and prickly on the palate. 

D: This isn't what I was expecting, but it's alright overall.  I could do without all the sweetness and more citrus, and the mouthfeel is a little off.  Not a go-to IPA for me.  

01-13-2012 22:01:42 | More by Mississipping
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-13-2012 20:05:31 | More by imperialking
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uziangis

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

01-13-2012 02:35:39 | More by uziangis
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.5%

01-12-2012 17:41:19 | More by InspectorBob
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Rob315

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-12-2012 15:27:34 | More by Rob315
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%

Consumed 1/12/12

Appearance: Golden orange, small white head, leaves a surprising amount of lacing

Smell: Perhaps the best thing about this beer - fresh, juicy apricots - a base of sweet, pale malts underneath - fruity and sweet - not a lot of depth, but good for a fruit beer

Taste: Sweet, syrupy apricots - a little too sweet for my taste - definitely apricots, but some peaches/nectarines, too - some light citric bitterness - pale, grainy malts

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, somewhat sticky, an adequate amount of carbonation, but I would like this crisper

Overall: For what it is, it's good

Magic Hat #9 was one of the first craft beers I ever had, so I guess I have a soft spot for it. I can't say I appreciate it as much as it did about 5 years ago, but it's worth a try. Any fruit beer that isn't a complete disaster should get bonus points.

01-12-2012 06:51:19 | More by angrybabboon
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,642 ratings.