Magic #90000 - Bilberry Smoothie IPA

Magic #90000 - Bilberry Smoothie IPAMagic #90000 - Bilberry Smoothie IPA
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IPA - American
3.82 | pDev: 9.69%
May 18, 2016
May 19, 2015
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Magic #90000 - Bilberry Smoothie IPAMagic #90000 - Bilberry Smoothie IPA
Notes: Part of Magic Numbers, a dreamy small-batch series: 90000 is an IPA brewed with bilberries, crushed pecans, almond flour, vanilla and lactose.
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3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 5th August 2016 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: It poured a murky red purple colour with a one finger lightly pink head that dissipates quickly but leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma: Guava, blueberry, raspberry, pineapple with hints of almond and orange.

Taste: It starts off pretty good with some blueberry, Ribena and cranberry before some light grapefruit bitterness and then just falling off to nothing pretty fast.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I wasn’t a fan of its appearance and while the aromas were good, the quick fall off in the taste was a bit disappointing. Perhaps my hopes were too high to start since I really enjoyed Magic #4:21 but since then some of these ‘experimental’ Magic brews haven’t quite matched #4:21’s must buy status in my opinion.

May 18, 2016
4.3 by mytu420 from Romania on Dec 17, 2015
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3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a darker, cloudy, blueberry pulp, purple color, with a decent, spongy white head.

Smells of crisp lemon peel among a sweet fruitiness, blending into prominent, cakey malts. Red fruits and kumquat swirl around a very profound maltiness, soothed by a note of grass and refreshing water melon.

Has a higher carbonation, with a refreshing mouthfeel to it, to which gets added a pleasant bitterness during the beers finish. The bitterness coorporates with equally pronounced malts outstandingly well, creating an exciting tenseness till the beer leaves the palate.

Begins with dry lime peel and unripe currant among earthy, fermented blueberry. Among this strange but pleasant foundation settles a toffee malt profile, supported by the ripe fruitiness of nectarine, juicy pomelo and blood orange, struggling with each other until the malts prevail in the end. Those malt qualities get well entangled into the beers slowly developing bitterness, featuring even more lime than before, bringing back its fruitiness at a very late stage after the swallow.

Very experimental ipa, with a well working interplay between fruits and malts, both relying and benefitting from each other. Its fruitiness is unique, already announced by the beers reddish color, while integrating the red fruits without forgetting about this still being a hoppy beer.

Dec 02, 2015
3.75 by GarthT from Hong Kong on Nov 26, 2015
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4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by M_chav from New Mexico

Just a crazy looking IPA. Beautiful raspberry dark blood orange/red color with minimal head. Smells pleasant, fruit forward pine and its welcomed because this looks nothin like what I'm used to. Taste is balanced, no overwhelming hops and easy to drink with a subtle amount of malty base, still dark fruits dominate the taste and almost remind me of a fruited Berliner Weiss or an American wild ale. So cool what they did here!
Feel is smooth as butter, totally crushable, stunning look, no problem here this is a well crated beer.
Overall a crazy take on the IPA - really cool and awesome flavor, never had anything like it.

Nov 18, 2015
4.44 by robhag from Sweden on Nov 17, 2015
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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alieniloquium from Florida

330 mL bottle. Murky purple body. No head. Smells very citrusy. Grapefruit. Blueberry behind it. Lactose? Tastes of grapefruit up front. Lactose quickly behind it. Blueberry comes in third. I don't get any of the other adjuncts. It's an interesting combination, though. Medium carbonation and medium body. Just a hint of creaminess. Fascinating.

Nov 10, 2015
2.94 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Nov 07, 2015
3.55 by Waggman from Sweden on Oct 24, 2015
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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by bark from Sweden

The colour is... uh... blue-beige-purple, the liquid is cloudy. The low pale pink head dissolves quickly leaving no lacing.

The smell is unusual: Fruity blueberries and pomegranates. Hints of mint, bitter herbs, citric American hops, fresh meat and band aids.

The taste is semi-sweet and a bit harsh. Growing notes of blueberries and peaches. Biscuit-like malts, harsh raw bitterness. Hints of orange candy and liquorice. Medium body. Growing warming alcohol in the aftertaste as well as blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Hints of soap and banana peels. The finish is sweet with some hazelnuts and bitter herbs.

The carbonation is strong, the many very small bubbles short-lived. The liquid is harsh.

A highly experimental beer, that really makes the blueberries/bilberries show off. I don’t really know where the nuts or the vanilla are, though.

Oct 23, 2015
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Oct 23, 2015
4.16 by Lodisgrisen from Finland on Oct 21, 2015
4.21 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania on Oct 17, 2015
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

It pours purple, hazy with a one finger high, white head that dissapears fast. Almoust no lacing on the glass.

At the first sip I react: "What the h*ck is this? It taste like toothpaste!?" - Then after one ore two more it grows on me...

Nose: Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, vanilla, biscuit, almond and blueberry.
Taste: Blueberry, red fruit, grapefruit, cranberry, pine, orange, citrus and sweet caramel malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation. A bitter, dry ending.

Wow! This is different! I can't help myself - I do like this! Strange but great and refreshing!

Omnipollo - You've done it again!

Oct 16, 2015
4.2 by dcmchew from Romania on Oct 16, 2015
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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Dark and hazy purple color with pinkish head. Aroma has intense hoppy notes reminding me of Citra and Mosaic hops, along with the blueberry and some creamy (lactic) note plus a slight vanilla tone. All these aromas blend together very well. Taste starts really hoppy and slightly tart from the blueberry. Gets quite bitter to the finish and also lingers in the aftertaste together with some nutty note. The taste is not as well put together as the aroma. You definitely get the Blueberry and IPA part but also some nuttiness from the pecan and/or almonds. What I would like is some more sweetness to balance the bitterness and maybe make the vanilla come through in the taste. But anyway, it's still a really good and interesting beer overall.

Oct 08, 2015
3.79 by acurtis from New Jersey on Oct 02, 2015
4 by Marius from Netherlands on Sep 27, 2015
3.54 by Bellonc from Spain on Jul 11, 2015
3.64 by dgilks from Australia on Jul 10, 2015
4.12 by Saviour from Russian Federation on Jul 09, 2015
3.5 by aztraz from Sweden on Jun 26, 2015
3.93 by olradetbalder from Sweden on May 19, 2015
Magic #90000 - Bilberry Smoothie IPA from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 23 ratings