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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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4,372 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 4,372
Reviews: 1,558
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 31
Gots: 247 | 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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MacDonaldT84

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-18-2013 18:28:58 | More by MacDonaldT84
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Rion

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-18-2013 17:37:55 | More by Rion
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-18-2013 01:10:20 | More by Boone757
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

02-18-2013 00:55:20 | More by FLBeerGuy
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-17-2013 22:42:36 | More by SpongeRuiner
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-17-2013 19:19:11 | More by BamfBacon
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-17-2013 17:15:03 | More by plato
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-17-2013 15:48:26 | More by craftbrew502
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cobrakai


3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-17-2013 02:31:53 | More by cobrakai
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scratch69

Missouri

2.79/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Slightly hazy golden color with a fingers worth of quickly disappearing head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Funky almost rotten fruit aroma.

Taste- Faintly fruity sweet flavor with a faint floral hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and smooth. Light amount of carbonation.

Overall- I was totally disappointed with this beer. The smell was one step above nasty and the flavor was uninspired. The best thing about this beer was it's appearance and even that's not impressive.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 02:20:21 | More by scratch69
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pkjorgy

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-16-2013 23:59:25 | More by pkjorgy
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18%

02-16-2013 17:45:12 | More by kristenrae8
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-16-2013 08:02:54 | More by NickThePyro
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Lazaro

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

02-16-2013 04:27:47 | More by Lazaro
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.5%

02-15-2013 22:45:48 | More by ROBSTARR
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wayngrove

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-14-2013 03:28:44 | More by wayngrove
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takemetothelion

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

02-13-2013 20:08:19 | More by takemetothelion
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twax

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-13-2013 08:10:37 | More by twax
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PapiMagnum

New York

4/5  rDev +18%

02-13-2013 06:32:29 | More by PapiMagnum
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tsco7

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

02-13-2013 05:09:24 | More by tsco7
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

02-13-2013 01:57:21 | More by thomscottson
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judkinst

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

02-13-2013 01:13:35 | More by judkinst
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bibidiva


4.28/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Just tried this on a whim, and was a bit disconcerted when I first opened it. Checked my hands, and the candles I had burning, What was that perfume scent?? It was the beer, and I was thinking, oh, I'm not going to like this. I like things on the line of Fosters Green, Newcastle Brown Ale and the real Guinness stout- a touch of bitterness with some durable body. I don't like frufru beers dressed up with flavors. Glad I tasted it. The nose above the glass is strong of peach scent (not fresh peaches, more like perfume), which is pleasant, but not what I'm looking for. The taste is GOOD, with the aftertaste I like in a good ale, a little bitter, a little lasting on the tongue. The taste has a bit of mandarin orange, NOT peaches, which fits well with the body of the beer. It didn't linger in the aftertaste other than a little citrusy bitterness (which I actually enjoy, I like bitter tastes) or overcome the character of the ale. Speaking of body, a good fullness without being heavy, a little bit of zing, like soda water does. I wasn't expecting an adjunct flavor, but this one, which I perceived as the mandarin, was very pleasant. The only thing that is off-putting to me is the nose of peach perfume when I take a sip. Not fond of that. However, I will buy it again, see it as a good summer beer, and will offer it to my female friends who are reluctant to try a "better" class of beer but aren't fond of the stronger body that a good beer has. And of course, I love the wisdom of the bottle caps, but they've never topped "The devil is in the potato salad"!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 00:34:47 | More by bibidiva
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MCain04

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

02-12-2013 18:26:06 | More by MCain04
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rob99er

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-12-2013 05:36:52 | More by rob99er
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,372 ratings.