1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hex - Magic Hat Brewing Company

Not Rated.
HexHex

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

906 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 906
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 14
Gots: 39 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hex Alström Bros
Ratings: 906 | Reviews: 322 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bmjivi221
2.5/5  rDev -28%

bmjivi221, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +15.3%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

ncstateplaya, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of rjm0715
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

rjm0715, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -13.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Crumpetsnbeer, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of KevinDanger23
3/5  rDev -13.5%

KevinDanger23, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Enriquehopnog
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Enriquehopnog, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of brandonld23
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

brandonld23, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of viperfan01
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

viperfan01, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of scotorum
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.

scotorum, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Choooobee
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Choooobee, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Bouder32
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bouder32, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of Saison9s
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Saison9s, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of wborr82
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

wborr82, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +15.3%

archero, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of scxcrunner
3/5  rDev -13.5%

scxcrunner, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of mpayne5
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

mpayne5, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of iwillhaveanother
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

iwillhaveanother, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of seavercm
3/5  rDev -13.5%

seavercm, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of crbnfbr
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

crbnfbr, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of TheBigBoy
1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

TheBigBoy, Aug 04, 2013
Hex from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.