Hi.P.A. - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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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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