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Hi.P.A. - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1160
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%


Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
hI.P.A. begins and ends with big, bountiful bites of hops, hops and more hops while maintaining the barest hint of a malty middle in the mouth.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 05-14-2003)
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malcontent

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3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty orange body with a bit too much haze and too little head. Still, nice vibrant color goes a long way towards tempting my appetite.

Really nice nose, just couldn't be more wrong for the style. Totally malt-driven, with an almost buttery (not diacetyl) aroma. Hops certainly are present but the faint citrus scent is overwhelmed by the honeysuckle smell of the grain bill.

OK, the hops are much more assertive in their flavor than their scent. Softly piney first taste gives way to a more herbal bitterness. Still, there is plenty of malty backbone which is actually always impressive to me from a standpoint of balance. Hop bitterness really lingers.

Better than average mouthfeel with in-check carbonation and little hop oiliness to compliment the full malt body. Not earth-shattering but a more than drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 06:03:04 | More by malcontent
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Hi.P.A. from Magic Hat Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 1,160 ratings.