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Hex - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

898 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 898
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 12
Gots: 35 | 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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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

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

Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

09-12-2013 18:59:57 | More by beernads
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Saison9s

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

09-11-2013 01:54:40 | More by Saison9s
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wborr82

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-09-2013 01:32:52 | More by wborr82
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archero

Texas

4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-30-2013 05:23:26 | More by archero
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -13.3%

08-26-2013 02:18:21 | More by scxcrunner
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

08-25-2013 03:46:55 | More by mpayne5
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iwillhaveanother

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

08-22-2013 23:16:40 | More by iwillhaveanother
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seavercm

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

08-22-2013 15:38:39 | More by seavercm
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-12-2013 08:04:47 | More by crbnfbr
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-05-2013 14:28:17 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -49.4%

08-04-2013 18:26:34 | More by TheBigBoy
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Jackal

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-26-2013 04:37:40 | More by Jackal
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Andrew526

Michigan

4/5  rDev +15.6%

07-23-2013 13:43:08 | More by Andrew526
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lpstar

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

07-23-2013 03:01:57 | More by lpstar
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-22-2013 17:38:08 | More by BlissJunkie
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heather625

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-21-2013 20:30:43 | More by heather625
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-17-2013 21:28:31 | More by gpblackgt
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jaxon53

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

07-13-2013 21:15:17 | More by jaxon53
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-13-2013 20:29:47 | More by pathman
Hex from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 898 ratings.