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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

5,150 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 5,150
Reviews: 1,629
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 56
Gots: 734 | 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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Ratings: 5,150 | Reviews: 1,629
Photo of David63Olson
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A fruit beer and, though not to my taste, fine for what it is.

Photo of thesidewayz01
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

good beer, real smooth flavor

Photo of Nicollette
4.81/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I liked the fruitiness of this beer. Good overall taste.

Photo of jaxray8
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cchrink
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AbeyBaby66
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fabianno
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevinmost
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stavo
4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrardin1
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LacquerHead
2.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's like a pale ale with an attempt at fruity that doesn't really come through.

Photo of TheShadowMarble
3.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of timfelix
2.31/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

lemony, with some mild beer flavor. Not my type of beer. Does not meet the "tastes l9ike beer" test. But not awful- IF you like a lighter lemony beer with a little bit of "beer" flavor

Photo of GRFounder
3.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Peach & tangerine up front with boring malt profile. Not enjoyable.

Photo of rfdracing
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCondor
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Also picked up as a part of a mix and match six pack at the sto'. Side poured from the glass into a Sam Adams glass.

Appearance - Pours a hazy, slightly orange color with a thin soapy head that dissolves rapidly and leaves little lacing.

Smell - Light fruits, a bit of spices, not much else.

Taste - Pretty much the same thing as the nose. Nothing much going on here.

Mouthfeel - Finishes dry, a bit fruity. Light body, medium carbonation.

Overall - Meh. Underwhelming, nothing at all stands out. I don't even know if I would recommend it even in a mix and match.

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glass_house
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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