Hi.P.A. - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance 3.5: Light honey-colored. Sightly cloudy, which is never a bad thing. Smallish head that dissipated quickly.
Smell 3.5: Pleasant bouquet. Bright grains with nice hop alkalinity. Slight smell of fruit of some type.
Taste 3.5: Front is dry, with very little hop alkalinity. Middle is dry also, with slight grain flavor and a strange (although not unpleasant) fruity taste. Also, a subdued hop alkalinity is present here, with a restrained hop profile; possibly some noble hop variety. Finish is where the hops really flood in, but this is a trickle and not a raging river. This level is also dry and the hops seem to focus on the middle of the palate. Aftertaste is surprising: another big hit of hop alkalinity with a continued focus on the middle of the palate. The hop taste is all alkalinity with none of the nicer hop flavor profiles such as pine, citrus or chlorophyll.
Mouthfeel 3.25: Bubbly, but thin in the mouth. Would have done better with more of a focus on filling out the taste profile.
Overall 3.5: Good IPA, but certainly nothing outstanding. The focus here seems to be on one hop and it would have been nice for the brewers to let the imbiber know what hop was chosen. Then again, I could be wrong, this could be yet another melange of different hops. Regardless, this is a beer that would go well with food, this because of its dryness all along the taste profile. Certainly not a bad beer, but not one I would necessarily choose to buy again.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2013 04:58:02 | More by BeerDocT
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