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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: 16 | 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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gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-15-2012 08:07:31 | More by gtermi
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

11-10-2012 22:33:41 | More by Mack
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-10-2012 19:05:57 | More by SadMachine
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-09-2012 10:41:12 | More by Dank26
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twillingthenoz

New York

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

10-29-2012 23:44:12 | More by twillingthenoz
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ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

10-18-2012 20:58:52 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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CHickman

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Beer review from 5/12/12: pours pitch black color with a lot of brown sediment floating in it and a 1 finger creamy tan head that faded slowly and left very good spotty lacing; looks like a stout.

Smells of roasted malt, grains, coffee, floral hops, cocoa powder and toffee or syrup; overall nose is roasted and malty, devoid of a major hop presence.

Tastes of roasted malt, toasted grains, coffee, vanilla, light floral hops, lemon, herbs, cocoa powder, syrup and brown sugar; a very nice beer, but totally misclassified as this in not an IPA. It's tasty, just not an IPA per the label.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with mild carbonation, a medium body and a feel that's on the watery side with a slight bitterness. Overall a good beer, however you want to classify it.

10-18-2012 03:35:23 | More by CHickman
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alesaram

Guam

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

10-16-2012 01:24:40 | More by alesaram
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

10-14-2012 20:12:59 | More by TaylorK
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Harkrank

Sweden

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

10-04-2012 21:50:29 | More by Harkrank
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Matty-b


3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-02-2012 19:22:05 | More by Matty-b
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slim2043

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-30-2012 19:16:34 | More by slim2043
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-29-2012 18:09:34 | More by Evil_Pidde
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark black with some off white foam. Slight patchy on top. Roasted coffee smell. Dark chocolate too. Light mild pine-hop taste buried in an espresso malt. More Malt than bitter. Somewhat of a bitter remains, but mild. Some carbonation. Enjoyable.

09-29-2012 10:15:23 | More by KTCamm
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aztraz

Sweden

2/5  rDev -41.9%

09-26-2012 16:32:04 | More by aztraz
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canders0927

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

09-24-2012 00:41:45 | More by canders0927
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Jonesy24

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

09-21-2012 22:50:28 | More by Jonesy24
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

09-21-2012 17:26:13 | More by nquigley16
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BertLoveIII

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

09-21-2012 15:43:04 | More by BertLoveIII
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NickMGlass

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-17-2012 22:48:29 | More by NickMGlass
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rarbring

Sweden

3.58/5  rDev +4.1%

The beer is very dark brown, has a huge tan head that leaves some lacing, rather small curtains.

Smelling of toast, dark roasted coffee, smoked meat and chocolate.

Starting with burned toast, dark coffee beans, bitter high grade chocolate, a few sprinkles of brown sugar and soy sauce.

Medium high carbonation, rather watery and a medium body, a coarse dry finish.

Well it's black, more than IPA. Miss some body and maybe more sweetness and less bitterness might have been good.

09-10-2012 16:56:30 | More by rarbring
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Heritage02Rider

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-04-2012 20:11:34 | More by Heritage02Rider
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

This is spicy from hops, but it falls off quickly, and even though the spice remains, there is kind of this dirty water thing. Then a coffee thing seems to come through. I guess this one is okay, but it lacks cohesion that would put it a cut above the rest.

08-30-2012 13:49:58 | More by RblWthACoz
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +16.3%

this beer is definitely underrated here on BA. pours a heady chocolate syrup color with a lot of carbonation. smells like sweet milk chocolate, lots of hops, and smokey burnt malt. flavor is cocoa on the front end with all the hops and roast on the back end. maybe a hint of rye spice in there as well. its balanced and big, but its smooth and drinkable in feel, with a velvet texture and a medium body. overall an excellent late summer beer when the evenings are chilly and a little more oomph is needed. should have higher scores on here.

08-25-2012 13:49:10 | More by StonedTrippin
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9%

08-19-2012 13:31:13 | More by williamjbauer
Demo from Magic Hat Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.