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
Ranking:
#44,024
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
96
pDev:
16.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
24
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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of dgoosed_2000
4.41/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pint glass crystal clear light amber tint frosty pale head pleasant notes of sweet pine and tinge of citrus clean crisp mouthfeel high Carbonation and heavy malt backbone well balanced my overall impression is a solid go to IPA easy to drink

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REBROKER
4.75/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours semi-clear with a deep yellow color. features a rich white frothy head. Fresh grapefruit aroma. Drinks with a tart and invigorating hop bitterness. Finishes with the grapefruit presence but with an unpresumptuous balance. No real note of bread or cereal.
7.2 ABV

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Photo of Sayb
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JALANCon
4.18/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.54/5  rDev +6%
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 RyanK252
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a light layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Citrus, candied orange, floral, bready malt, and honey sweetness.

T: Floral, lemon, orange, a little spice, a bit grassy, maybe even a little fruity, with some bready malt and honey sweetness. The finish has a fairly rough bitterness and a little alcohol that comes out.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I grabbed a single bottle on a trip through Arizona. No bottling date to be found which always makes me nervous. Given the other reviews I can't imagine the bottle I got displays anything too out of the norm. I'd be willing to give it a second chance under more controlled circumstances, but for now I'm not a fan.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Azz
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrKasbeer
3.64/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mr-jj
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From 8/2/15. Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz. bottle brought back from AZ by snaotheus.

Pours a hazy orange with a very thin head. Some moderate lacing. Aroma is lots of malt with some oranges. Flavor is pretty malty for an IPA. Very muted, almost stale, hops. Mouthfeel is medium with lower carbonation, mildly bitter finish. Overall, this is not a beer I'd seek out, but it was okay.

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Photo of dahr85
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hoyagus
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clean malt and hop balance masks the alcohol nicely. A good piney dank hop profile. Light carbonation. Lingering hop on the palate

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snaotheus
2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

2015-07-23
12oz bottle served in a snifter. Brought it home from Phoenix in my suitcase. No dates or codes that I can see.

Pours mostly clear golden with a smallish head which fades slowly, and a smallish amount of slow carbonation. Smell is malty and old hops. Slight pine...maybe. Or maybe it's wishful thinking.

Taste is slightly sour, very much old hops (at least, that's how I experience the musty old hay flavor accompanied by vague bitterness I get here).

Mouthfeel is dry and not too bad. Overall, it's OK.

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Photo of numbers
2.1/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Lots of sediment.
cloudy.
smells and tastes like something that didn't ferment correctly

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
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 DaverCS
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is golden with a slight orange hue.

Aroma is pretty artificial. I get some minor hop florelness and a bit of orange.

Taste is similar to a lager. Nothing to hint it is an IPA. Has a big artificial quality to it. Minor bitter finish that doesn't really add anything. A touch of grapefruit, but it is a stretch.

Overall the beer is a lager with a kiss of bitterness and a bunch of adjunct. However it is refreshing...... Enjoyed with filet in peppercorn sauce and roasted potatoes. It gets a 69/100.

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Photo of 98green
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbcrunch
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amvrana
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CWVegas
3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrJolly
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
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 JeffLynch
4.19/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy this brew

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Desert Magic IPA from Mudshark Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 96 ratings