Hi.P.A. - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass. Hazy pale reddish color, head kinda dissipated, not much lace.
The aroma is actually surprisingly sweet for an IPA, a little bit of a ruby red grapefruit aroma.
The flavor has a slightly sweet character to match, and that red grapefruit flavor is VERY apparent, possibly as grapefruity as Smuttynose "Finestkind" but in a sweeter way. Sharp piney hop flavor and bitterness, but pleasant maltiness comes through a bit as well. The flavor is quite complex and delicious. I'm actually very surprised at how good it is, considering it doesn't seem to get much hype.
Mouthfeel is pretty decent too... it has that certain sharpness to it, but overall a VERY clean finish. I wouldn't mind drinkin' a few of these.
Why is this beer seasonal? This should be year round. It's way better than a lot of Magic Hat's year round beers (WHYYYY is #9 so popular anyway???).
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2006 02:56:00 | More by NolateM
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