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Hex - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

891 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 12
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

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

A malty amber ale with hints of toffee and caramel and a slightly smoky finish.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: soccerman7 on 08-01-2010)
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

4/5  rDev +15.3%

03-02-2014 18:01:06 | More by Ewhite2121
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

02-24-2014 01:03:13 | More by dpgoblejr
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-22-2014 17:38:23 | More by buzzy
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-22-2014 00:27:23 | More by jaymo18
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Josbor11

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.5%

02-13-2014 21:38:42 | More by Josbor11
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-02-2014 04:44:57 | More by paulish
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benloho

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-31-2014 15:59:39 | More by benloho
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Bolivian22

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-22-2014 16:11:19 | More by Bolivian22
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-19-2014 16:36:41 | More by rorjets
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nasastrums

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-05-2014 18:21:30 | More by nasastrums
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -28%

12-22-2013 10:24:23 | More by bmjivi221
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-14-2013 05:09:00 | More by jaydoc
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

12-09-2013 12:27:02 | More by ncstateplaya
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rjm0715

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-09-2013 12:23:38 | More by rjm0715
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-09-2013 05:22:56 | More by XmnwildX12
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

4/5  rDev +15.3%

12-02-2013 21:52:30 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-23-2013 17:08:15 | More by KevinDanger23
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-22-2013 21:33:42 | More by Enriquehopnog
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-17-2013 03:02:00 | More by brandonld23
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viperfan01

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

11-16-2013 18:36:23 | More by viperfan01
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this to try in a mixed six last June, so it was a leftover from August 2012. Didn't think that would make much difference since it's a low hop Octoberfest. Now I see it has been retired, so this may be one of the last BA reviews of it.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: nearly clear amber, half finger thick white head dissipated quickly to slight surface foam and traces of lacing.

s: mild caramel malt

t: Light tasty caramel malt. Dry finish.

m: Moderate, nice heft for an Octoberfest.

o: One of the better Octoberfests I have had. Always enjoyed Magic Hat's Number 9, and its the only brewery I have ever toured. Glad to see they make a fine Fall brew too. Make that "made" since it has been retired. Too bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 23:31:04 | More by scotorum
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Brenden

Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Just beyond amber to about a medium orange, very clear with lots of light shining through and brightening the edges to a dark yellow, this beer develops a 3/4 finger cap of tan head that shows pretty good retention and drops a modicum of spotty lacing.
The toffee and caramel are as advertised in the nose, the smokiness not too difficult to come by but not showing up until the end of each sniff. There's a very light balance of leafy and herbal hops. A sort of woodiness comes out as it warms, bringing out a hint of spiciness with it.
This beer is strongly malty on the tongue, with a biscuity backbone, and it starts off sweet without letting up. Even as the leafy and herbal hops notes come out, the caramel and toffee almost swallow it up. The nicely smoky finish does accentuate the caramel very nicely into the finish.
It stops shy of being cloying on the tongue, the raw leafiness of the hops doing the job to limit the sweetness in the feel so it isn't too sticky or heavy. The body stays at a firm medium into the end, showing a crisp nip up front and smoothness following.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 14:07:58 | More by Brenden
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Choooobee

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.3%

10-26-2013 21:54:48 | More by Choooobee
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

10-16-2013 22:25:27 | More by Bouder32
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

09-12-2013 18:59:57 | More by beernads
Hex from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 891 ratings.