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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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5,150 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,150
Reviews: 1,629
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 56
Gots: 735 | 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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Poured from bottle into a pint glass. This beer was roughly the color of apple juice with a short-lived undistinguished head. The beer both smells and tastes of apricots. The pallet feel is light, sweet, and with slight hop bitterness.

Number nine. Number nine. Number nine. Again and again. Apologies to the Beatles but the point is that this would be a pleasant, light session beer after mowing the lawn on a hot summer day.

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Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge six fingers of white head with good retention. Lots of lacing sticks around the glass.

Smell: A big sweet and tropical aroma. Wheat grains, yeast, and pale malts. Huge hints of apricots. Also hints of citrus orange, lemon zest, and peach. Subtle hints of earthy hops in the background. A wild and sweet aroma, but it smells pretty pleasant.

Taste: A lot like the smell, but kind of toned down. Sweet wheat grains, caramel malt, and yeast. Tropical fruits with a big note of apricots. Some orange, lemon zest, and peach. Also a fairly noticeable presence of earthy hops in the background that provide a little bitterness. It actually tastes pretty well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat prickly. Light and smooth but far from watery.

Overall: A pretty good brew for the style. Not overly sweet and actually has a decent body to it. Very enjoyable.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,150 ratings.