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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

5,079 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 5,079
Reviews: 1,609
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 53
Gots: 645 | 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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3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of boognishIPA
1/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like an expired miller highlife. So gross!!

Photo of gmattkennedy
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenisKolkin
2.99/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

355 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance-clear pale golden color. A finger of head with decent retention. Some visible carbonation.

Smell - vegetative with some apricot aroma. Apricot saves it otherwise this wouldn't be good.

Taste - starts with cooked veggies again and then a bland apricot flavor comes through. Faint apricot aftertaste, but there's a permeating bitterness through that prevents this from being sweet.

Mouthfeel - light bodied reasonably carbonated. slightly dry finish.

Overall - not a terrible fruit beer, but doesn't stand up to a lot of the other ones on the market. Worth a try especially if you like apricots and more beer like than others in the style, but not my preference.

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3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.87/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.28/5  rDev -3.2%

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2.2/5  rDev -35.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Bezy901
4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

I absolutely love this beer! This was the first beer I've drank that I would classify as "refreshing." I'd had other Magic Hat brews and brought to a BBQ and everyone made the same face when they noticed how smooth and fresh the beer was after a first sip. Pairs extremely well with food and is and ideal summer beer.

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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.15/5  rDev +22.4%

F@*# yall snobs! This ones for you Barb...you're my boy, blue

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.3/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

It wasn't bad, and I'd get it again. Definitely is worth serving warmer than the crazy cold way we tend to serve beer here in the States. Malty, kind of sweet. Nice biscuity crispness at the end. I wouldn't buy a 6-pack, but I'd get it at a bar again. Pleasant but not particularly unique to me.

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,079 ratings.