Lucky Kat - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a tall Weizen glass.. I've never really been overly interested in the appearance of a beer but this one sort of intrigues me. The head is rocky, foamy, and just off white with lots of lacing. There is a lot of nice visible carbonation rushing up to the top of a pillar of light golden brown beer. The thing that kind of intrigues me is the shar line between the head and the beer.. it sounds weird but they're so perfectly divided that it makes the beer look strange. My initial impression was that the beer looked SUPER filtered.. crystal clear.. but now I really dig the appearance.
Not what I was expecting for the aroma of an IPA. Very spicy and minerally without the citrus or floral hop aroma.
Taste is not really bitter in the way you'd expect.. taste like about 40 IBU's to me give or take a few. Very complex flavor and heavy on the malt. A little roasted barley in there, a little dark crystal, some toastiness. The bitterness reminds me of that poppy pilsner beer Magic Hat made this summer... very twangy caustic bitterness. A little creamy yeast character in there as well.
Mouthfeel seems about dead on to me. You can really feel some of the malt lingering on your tongue, but not in excess. Carbonation may be a little high but it makes the beer look good and accentuates the bitterness a bit.
This was definitely a WTF beer for me. I really don't think it's an IPA. But it's definitely cool.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2009 06:43:15 | More by wiseguy142
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