#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,642 | Reviews: 1,567 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
3.63/5 rDev +7.1%
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.