Hi.P.A. - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Guessing this has changed since I reviewed nearly 10 years ago....a definite American IPA with a nice dose of piney hop notes on the nose...flavor is hop forward and kind of complex...oily hops evident....good tight bitterness but also a sweeter note from the hops as well....really nice hop burps....body is about right on....slightly dry on the finish....I really like this one....got it for 6.95 a sixer and would gladly buy several more if the store wasn't 100 miles away that I got it at.
I think the current 4.21 rating on this is a tad bit high...this ia decent IPA but nothing earth shattering....in fact, I would wager there are dozens of IPA's of the same caliber all over the U.S.
It looks the part...nice orange....little white lace that rims the glass....nose is a little light...I'd say it has more of a English IPA nose... Herbal, earthy hop notes rather than the citrus hops of the west coast...
The body is pretty light...I'd say on the light side of medium...the first thing I noticed when I drank this was the lighter texture...I thought this was an Imperial IPA but even for a regular IPA the body is very light...
Taste is very balanced for an IPA...there is a good malty, bready base along with the herbal, earthy hops...the hopping is not going t oknock your socks off....it has a nice flavor and adds to the beer but if you're west coast hop head this WILL dissapoint you if you are bying it for a hop charge...
Mouthfeel finishes a bit dry which I like...as I mentioned it is pretty light bodied but balanced....
Overall the drinkability is tough to rate because I think this could be a good session beer and there aren't a lot of IPA's I can say that about...or want to say that about...
I see this as a decent English IPA style beer...the thin body is a big negative to me as is the relatively low hopping...on the positive side it has a nice earthy taste to it and is well balanced and quaffable in large doses...almsot more of an ESB in some respects...
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2012 04:22:31 | More by ZAP
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