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#9 - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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4,461 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,461
Reviews: 1,562
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 32
Gots: 293 | 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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tomakeanend

California

3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I strongly suspect pomegranate is in this 'secret recipe'. Honestly, the beer was kind of a letdown. Too bubbly and friendly on the pallet to be truly deep. But, its flavor is somewhat unique. A kind of effervescent fruit ale. I don't see Pale Ale in it at all, but it is... different.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 03:30:30 | More by tomakeanend
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

03-20-2013 23:24:54 | More by BGsWo22
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dweeuu

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

03-20-2013 01:05:55 | More by dweeuu
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Cuvie62

Florida

4/5  rDev +18%

03-19-2013 23:46:05 | More by Cuvie62
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SupremePie

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-19-2013 05:14:02 | More by SupremePie
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TBarJr

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-19-2013 01:26:40 | More by TBarJr
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username

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-18-2013 22:35:33 | More by username
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.66/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear orange, not much carbonation, one finger head.

S-Wheat, orange, lemon, apricots and green apples.

T-Sweet and fruity. Apply, oranges, tad bit of what and no bitterness.

M-Light not much carbonation though.

O-Had it before, never reviewed it until now. It was actually better than I remembered, but still nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 21:57:24 | More by rlee1390
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Richie24CLE

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

03-18-2013 16:20:31 | More by Richie24CLE
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Rudes

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

03-18-2013 01:41:01 | More by Rudes
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swimnadd

California

4/5  rDev +18%

03-18-2013 01:10:45 | More by swimnadd
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brheuer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

03-17-2013 21:13:44 | More by brheuer
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Cpk1977

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +18%

03-17-2013 20:39:58 | More by Cpk1977
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Ernest78

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

03-17-2013 00:51:12 | More by Ernest78
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Kelly42

California

3.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not quite pale, for sure. I love the IPA's and and this has allllmost the flavor. My husband doesn't like the IPA's at all, but he likes this one, and I'm hoping this is the gateway. He tastes rasberry, I do not, but a slight fruitiness is present. Pleasant aroma, a little citrus, a little fruit. Lighter body, not too heavy, good flavor! Like alot, would enjoy again!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 00:40:28 | More by Kelly42
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Bromine

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.5%

03-16-2013 23:57:13 | More by Bromine
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JamesTurkey

California

1.93/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: Golden honey with a thin white head, which dissolves quickly and leaves little lacing. Good carbonation keeps it bubbling throughout.

Smell: Slightly sweet and fruity, but I can't put my finger on exactly what it is.

Taste: Some of the same as the nose: a little sweet and fruity, but I also get a strange buttery taste. Malt and bread presence at the end. Surprisingly light, quite off-putting.

Mouth: The carbonation offsets a slight thickness. I have nothing else to say here.

Maybe it was the fact that it had to be shipped to the West Coast, but this beer wasn't very good at all. A good flavor is key to a good beer, but it completely falls flat in that category. Unfortunately, this is one of the notably bad beers I've known.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 22:40:15 | More by JamesTurkey
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Headgoober

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.5%

03-16-2013 21:59:55 | More by Headgoober
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-16-2013 20:37:35 | More by ilikebeer03
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JohnW58

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-16-2013 02:47:48 | More by JohnW58
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Liana

California

4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

03-16-2013 00:27:14 | More by Liana
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

03-15-2013 15:58:35 | More by Segelstrom
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rmarsch

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-15-2013 05:32:43 | More by rmarsch
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fx20736

New York

3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at fridge temp.

Amber minus one apple juice, clear with a thick, fluffy offwhite head. Nice lacing.

aroma: faint, apples wood, pale malt

mouthfeel is ok

taste; not much going on here. faint apple fruitiness tints the pale malt with only a touch of bittering hops. leaves a slight cidery aftertaste.

notes: pretty underwhelming. this goes down easy but has almost nothing to make me want to buy more.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 04:59:35 | More by fx20736
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SvenHayden

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-15-2013 02:27:13 | More by SvenHayden
#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 4,461 ratings.