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Vinyl - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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588 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Vinyl sails in on her shining wings as the spinning sun returns. She is the season-shifter, bursting from her cocoon to sing the ancient song of vernal yearning and to summon spring's sweet green return... Her metamorphosis becomes our own. Her thirsts are shared by all. Drink in her mysterious elixir as the revolution blooms again...

24 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2009)
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BeerPhan86

New York

3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very sad to see HIPA disappear but I am excited they are bringing back Blind Faith this summer. I have not seen a mix pack without Circus Boy in some time, so I picked up the Spring Fever mix pack. Circus Boy is so awful that it causes me to avoid Magic Hat mix packs and I'm glad they finally took it out.

A - Hazy dark reddish amber with a one finger light brown head. Good lacing and decent retention but the head quickly dissipates.

S - Caramel and sweet bread, even hints of chocolate. Has a toasted lager aroma that is normal for ambers.

T - Very nutty and slightly sour. More hops than I was expecting, but very well balanced. Slightly fruity and sweet, with a nice amount of caramel and pale malt. Toasted flavor is prominent as well. Finishes hoppy and dry and makes me want a other sip!

M - Medium mouthfeel and pretty creamy. Very smooth and lightly carbonated.

D - Very sessionable beer. Good amount of flavor but nothing overpowering, and well balanced.

Overall, this is a decent beer. It certainly exceeded my expectations but I will miss HIPA this year. That beer got me into IPAs and was one of their better offerings I thought. Can't wait to try Blind Faith for the first time in three years in a couple of months!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 01:39:15 | More by BeerPhan86
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Vinyl from Magic Hat Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.