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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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4,958 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,958
Reviews: 1,585
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 47
Gots: 537 | 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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Photo of RobRoy3
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

I was sampling beers, you know a super market cares when you can put together a six pack. Before I tried this, I was drinking a favorite IPA (Coronado, Idiot IPA), so this was a step down. It is interesting. I had two look this beer up because I thought I tasted peaches. I see it might be made with apricots. Interesting, not for a purist though, not a session beer. I would try it again on tap.

RobRoy3, Nov 17, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -17.4%

chillwave22, Nov 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

grimey68, Nov 16, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -6.8%

Jefe76, Nov 16, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +0.3%

hseldon15, Nov 16, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +7.4%

Nburks07, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

zaptone, Nov 15, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -18.6%

Levin0013, Nov 15, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -8%

Kandra, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

pbechtel, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Buck85
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Doesn't knock my socks off but is a very drinkable beer.
Pours a nice amber yellow with less than a finger off foam. I prefer 3 fingers but I think 1 suits the beer.
Initial smell is fruity infused with tart- nothing specifically noticeable on the nose but nice smell.
Good taste nothing special but unique on its own. Doesn't taste like any other beer-distinct.
First few sips are better than the end few.
Not bad.

Buck85, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of WilliamJRileyJr
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%

WilliamJRileyJr, Nov 14, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +1.5%

Jikert, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

racingkenny14, Nov 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

ScotNH, Nov 12, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +13.3%

jmartinger, Nov 12, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +9.1%

Torey, Nov 12, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +0.3%

NoFixedForms, Nov 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

bahamut6565, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of predikit
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Pours amber, with a one finger white head that leaves quite a fair amount of lacing behind.

Smells is interesting, nothing I can discern. (I know this beer contains apricot, but I don't think I've ever isolated an apricot scent or flavor elsewhere for reference) A sweet/sour smell.

Taste isn't as sweet as I remember, maybe it's the events of the night and my palette. Slightly sour/tart and a bit savory. Can't pick out specifics more than that.

This is a middle ground brew, nothing to clamor over, I've had it multiple times, but this is the first time I've reviewed.

Light bodied, crisp, and drinkable are points in it's favor.

predikit, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

PlacementSix, Nov 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

wrecknut, Nov 10, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -3.2%

BeerforBrendan, Nov 09, 2014
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,958 ratings.