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Odd Notion - Ginger Golden Ale (Summer 2010) - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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79
okay

80 Ratings
THE BROS
62
poor

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 17.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

A wild ginger ale with a sharp, snappy finish that is sure to get the root of thirst.

15 IBU

(Beer added by: Dodt on 07-18-2010)
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12 oz bottle

Pours hazy yellow golden with a thick white head.

Smell is somewhat metallic and grassy.

Taste is somewhat flat, thin, and a little gingery. Not bad, but certainly not good.

Thin mouthfeel and overall this is a very average beer.

I don't know if it was better when new, but it ain't great now.

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Got to try this one at the 2010 ACBF at the Magic Hat booth. The beer poured a light yellow color with a thin fizzy white head on it. The nose was on the light side too. I was really hoping for more ginger all around here. The taste kind of lacked the same way the smell did. The beer was light on mouthfeel and drinkable. I just wasn't overly impressed with this beer.

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reviewed from notes, this one was serve in a pint glass during a magic hat tasting i had with my brother in law down at his apartment.

A - Poured a plae golden yellow with a thin off white head. Decent lace left behind from a sparkling clear liguid. A nice bit of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom.

S - Smell was light, with the biggest hints coming from grain, and a nice bread tone. Slightly sour tones present as well, maybe some sour grape or apple.

M & T - First impression was crisp and somewhat bitter. Nice play on the palate and a decent hopper aftertaste. Biggest flavors were by far malts and grains, with a musty bread flavor being the biggest factor here.

D - Overall it was a little bitter to be a real sessionable ale, and is honestly a bit forgettable. Nothing really standing up and greabbing you about this one. A decent pale ale that doesnt really stand out in the crowd.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Two finger white head that shows poor retention. Light streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

S- I mostly got lemongrass and wheat for about 90% of the aroma profile. There was a hint of ginger but that was about it for the rest of the aroma profile. Nothing to really get excited over.

T- Lemon grass and light wheat tones make up a lot of the flavor profile in the front end of this. There is a underlying light malt base to this beer that never really comes through. Ending of this beer stomps out all the front forward flavors in this beer and replaces them with a shit ton of ginger. I mean ginger is all you can taste on the backend with a tiny hint of alcohol. Not impressed with this beer overall flavorwise but this just killed it all for me.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation was a little more high than I like but good for Magic Hat's beer. Ginger and light wheat notes left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly ginger with a hitn of sweet alcohol that dies before the ginger flavor. Blending on this beer was off with ginger dominating most other flavors in the beer. No off flavors were present due to over gingering this beer. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

D- Average at best. The ginger in this beer was very off setting to me. I didn't expect much and to be honest I didn't get much so I was happy as I could be with that. A nice try on a summer style beer but please go back to the drawing board guys.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 15:46:44 | More by alleykatking
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Odd Notion - Ginger Golden Ale (Summer 2010) from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.