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Odd Notion - Hibiscus Red (Winter 2010) - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 19.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Metalmonk on 10-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 43
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out with decent looking red body and a thin white head. The smell of the beer has some malts and the littlest amount of hibiscus on the nose. The flavor was a bit watered down to me. The hibiscus was barely noticeable and the other flavors were the same way. The mouthfeel was light, I feel it should have been much thicker. Overall I see these odd notion brews gradually getting worse over time. The Belgian Chocolate stout was probably the best from a few years ago, but since then they just been on a downfall.

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3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When i poured this beer it has a red copper body with 2"fizzy white head that vanishes quickly. The smell is kinda fruity no hops that i can detect. The taste is malty but not a lot of hops. The mouth feel is ok. Overall this is a ok beer. I might revisti this beer, if they make it again.

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap @ Pour Judgement in Newport, RI- $5 a pint. Never seen an Odd Notion on tap, so I had to get it.

A- Nice shimmering ruby red body, almost no head to speak of, tiny off-white bubbles form an outer ring, but that's about it.

S- Very sweet- floral, lilac (or hibiscus, I suppose). Some orange as well.

T- Sweet honeysuckle and lilac, building malts balance the flowers nicely. A smidge of twiggy earthiness, with some tea-like flavors as well.

M- Despite no head the carbonation was fine. Very quaffable. Sweetness is curtailed by a moderately dry and crisp finish. I enjoyed the uniqueness of it.

O- I was impressed- This one's either way better on tap or criminally underrated.. an enjoyable (if unconventional) ale.


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2.26/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 6% ABV, "Best when Fresh" Enjoy by Feb282011 (had on the 21st...cutting it close!) A QR Code adorns the label. I didn't bother scanning it.

A - A turbulent pour packs a two-finger bone head on top of a faintly cloudy orange-amber brew. Moderate retention and decent lace is left behind.

S - Sweet fruity yeast esters come up front and center in this brew leaving the CaraMunich-like malts' sweetness to also overpower any sort of hop addition they might have been. I certainly don't smell any.

T - Cut grass and dry leaf pile reminds me of fall mulch clean-up. Dry taste and mineral overbearing, the toasted malts fall behind and lack a good backbone.

M - Dry city, this brew sucks the moisture from my mouth instantly. Medium-bodied and bland in feel with a decent high carbonation finish.

D - Yuck. The aroma is slightly offensive while the flavor is fully offensive. I knew this would be a drain-pour on first sip. It's definitely not something I'd like to partake in again.

I will say that this is by far my favorite Magic Hat bottle cap though; the underside reads, "Free at last."

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, burgundy/amber color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled malty and floral. Nice caramel notes with a touch of citrus.

T - This is a nice malty amber ale with a grassy hop bite. Mild spicy kick, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is an okay amber ale. Some of the Odd Notion series has been awful, so this was encouraging.

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Odd Notion - Hibiscus Red (Winter 2010) from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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