Hi.P.A. - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by jamie2dope:
4.33/5 rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
It has been quite a long time since I have reviewed, or let alone had a beer from Magic Hat. Since this beer is a classic in my book though, I think it is worth revisiting. It was poured into a Cisco Brewery pint glass a orange color, with a good head that held up well. I literally have no complaints about the look of this beer, it simply looks good. In the bouquet of this beer wwas an initial dish soap smell, followed by some cereal grain (which was surprisingly nice smelling) and ending with some citrusy smells, specifically orange and grapefruit. Taste had the bitterness hitting you up front, and some sweetness as it settled a bit. More grapefruit showed up as I let it swish around my mouth. There was also a bit of rough earth tone in there. Mouthfeel was pretty decent, but I maybe would have liked it a bit heavier, and a bit stronger on the hops. At the same time however, the sweetness of it really balances the whole thing, and makes it a very enjoyable beer. This would be a perfect session beer, ideal with some mildly spicy foods. This was one of the first ipas that really got me into the style. It has a special place in my heart. MH: Never stop making this one please.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2007 01:33:29 | More by jamie2dope
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