Desert Magic IPA | Mudshark Brewing Co.

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Desert Magic IPADesert Magic IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mudshark Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
mudsharkbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
f your not a hop head put this beer back. We use crisp deser t water, a strong malt profile and a double dose of dry hopping will make you a believer.

Added by GRG1313 on 03-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.25
pDev:
16.62%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of thegreenbastard
5/5  rDev +53.8%

Photo of RoyalT
4.28/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance – This is a beautiful, light shiny copper in color with a huge, lasting, lacing head.

Smell – The easy, light, but potent hop profile is lemon with some light grapefruit. It is very soft on the nose and pleasant.

Taste – The hops are similar at the taste and I get a light malt compliment. This is very well balanced and flavorful without being harsh.

Mouthfeel – This AIPA is shy of medium-bodied and smooth as if poured on cask. Carbonation is light.

Drinkability – This literally goes down like water. It manages to be flavorful without being harsh and is one of the smoothest beers I’ve ever had out of a can.

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Photo of dahr85
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffLynch
4.19/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy this brew

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Photo of JALANCon
4.18/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrJolly
4.03/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This is oily on the tongue. Citrus hop is understated for the style.

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Photo of roondog3
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of AustinPaul
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of unshodjogger
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.82/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow to darker gold colored beer, white head. Smells of grapefruit and pine hops, although a little muted.

Taste, better hop mouthfeel, more citrus, more pine. Good fruity hop mouthfeel, not just bittering hops here. Was enjoyable, had this at Papago in Pheonix, with their garlic chicken pizza, this definitely is a good beer w garlic, enjoyed it. Would recommend.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.77/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can it and go. 12 ounce can, on to the beer:

It's a bronzed orange color and topped with a frothy head. Good head retention sticks around on top. The hop aroma may smell a little faded, though it still has appeal. With grapefruit peel, a bittersweet citrus, and a touch of caramel, there's appeal to the aroma. Taste....starts off with bitter orange, then comes the grapefruit. The grapefruit gains some sweetness. In comes a vague citrus, which continues the fun in this IPA. It's medium bodied, not too bitter, and a pleasing beer to consume. I presume it's better than 98% of the beer consumed at Lake Havasu during Spring Break.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KaaosMachine
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of JackDempsy
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of bigd03
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of jwswigs
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of grubefresh
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass at Bison Witches in Tucson. Pours lightly hazy amber/copper with a small, fizzy white head, medium-short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is average biscuit, cereal, and honey malt with heavy earthy, herbal, and floral hops and a tropical fruit nose. Flavor is moderately bitter hops with nice, supporting malt notes and a fruity, dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation. A solid IPA.

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Photo of MrKasbeer
3.64/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale Amber/gold pour with thin off white foam and good lace. Floral/earthy hop nose. Citrus/floral/earthy hop flavors with a bitter hop finish. Lite mouthfeel, with dusty dry bitter tongue coating. A well balanced IPA overall.

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Photo of amvrana
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biggumby
3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark yellow color, 1/2" white head, smells barely like hops, old school c hops with those grapefruit notes.

Taste was lightly toasted malt, minimal caramel, some varied hop flavors of the usual descriptors, gave more than just bitterness. Paired well with food.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Desert Magic IPA from Mudshark Brewing Co.
3.25 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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