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Demo - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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DemoDemo

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BA SCORE
79
okay

400 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.12%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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

Demo is a deliciously dark lick of an India Pale Ale. It’s medley of roasted malts and heady hops will have your senses dancing to the beat of a different I.P.A.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: NEhophead on 01-13-2011)
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Andrew526

Michigan

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-23-2013 13:41:25 | More by Andrew526
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-22-2013 17:41:56 | More by BlissJunkie
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-14-2013 18:39:12 | More by pathman
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JamLand

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-03-2013 13:51:37 | More by JamLand
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EricClayton

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +16.3%

06-22-2013 06:40:06 | More by EricClayton
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.8%

06-13-2013 20:22:50 | More by djre4orm
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Johnnyv310

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-30-2013 04:50:19 | More by Johnnyv310
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-19-2013 14:30:21 | More by Celtics76
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-15-2013 15:30:13 | More by twenty5
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Herky21

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

05-12-2013 05:30:28 | More by Herky21
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blknikon

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

05-07-2013 22:44:07 | More by blknikon
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slavall

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-24-2013 01:33:57 | More by slavall
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-10-2013 14:12:45 | More by Kelp
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rorjets

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

02-10-2013 14:09:46 | More by rorjets
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-22-2013 00:51:23 | More by alysmith4
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-08-2013 03:58:19 | More by iemailjack
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

01-03-2013 01:21:07 | More by Lukass
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-27-2012 16:26:12 | More by LambicPentameter
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Orange

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

12-23-2012 07:57:33 | More by Orange
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-22-2012 03:37:10 | More by cliff1066
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-19-2012 21:16:00 | More by grahamboudreaux
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mrmitsui29

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-13-2012 06:38:34 | More by mrmitsui29
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kegmans

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-05-2012 19:50:38 | More by kegmans
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-01-2012 03:42:02 | More by ejimhof
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ScorpyX

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very dark brown, nearly black with little head to it. Lot of sediment floating around, which I wasn't sure about until I read a few reviews here. That's comforting, I guess.

S: A little smokey with a few coffee notes. Smells more like a porter than an IPA, but then again, I don't have much experience with Black IPAs.

T: Smokey on the taste with mild coffee notes. Tastes like a porter, but kind of watery. Has that roasty malt taste that one might expect from a porter, though this beer oddly isn't supposed to be one. A little thin, but the taste overall is pretty good.

M: As I noted in the taste section, thinner and waterier than I would expect, for both an IPA or a darker beer like a porter or stout. It's a little distracting, but not so bad that it diminishes too badly from the overall experience.

Not at all what I expected. There's not a hop to be had in the taste and it tasted much like the dark beers it resembles. Not the most balanced beer and a little thin, but not a bad taste and makes for a surprisingly solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 06:39:16 | More by ScorpyX
Demo from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.