Magic Hole IPA
Kennebec River Brewery

Magic Hole IPAMagic Hole IPA
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From:
Kennebec River Brewery
 
Maine, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,606
ABV:
6%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,906
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.02%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
10
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 22, 2021
Added:
Aug 19, 2001
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  2
SCORE
83
Good
Magic Hole IPAMagic Hole IPA
Notes: So named for its ability to make rafts disappear, Magic Hole is the Kennebec River’s biggest challenge. Dedicated to those with a "GO FOR IT" attitude, this bold, unrepentant ale is liberally hopped with premier East Kent Goldings. Our flagship brew. This golden hued ale was the first to be served here in 1996. Our India Pale Ale is crafted with an abundant measure of domestic and imported hops lending a pleasantly aggressive bitterness. Generous additions of hops towards the end of the brewing process gives this ale a big, unique flavor and aroma.
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sample at the source.
Mostly clear deep gold in color with a thin bubbly white head.
Bready maltiness earthy citrus and light tropical fruit to counter.
Aug 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.49 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.8 by mgigs from Maine

Nov 09, 2014
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Reviewed by CraftyViki from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
This is a fine IPA. It has a nice hop character, is refreshing, and I like that the ABV is not too high. I was at the brewery 3 times last week and ordered this beer each time.
Sep 19, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by MenardMa from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by psdriscoll from Connecticut

Jul 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ccurrid from Massachusetts

Jun 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by mick303 from Canada (ON)

Jun 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by abrodsky from Massachusetts

Sep 01, 2013
 
Rated: 2 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire

Nov 21, 2011
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Reviewed by EkimGram from New York

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Colour is a hazy nutty brown. Head is a very thin layer sitting on top with just the slightest amount of lacing.

Smell: Strong hops with a bit of sweetness.

Taste: Not as hoppy as the aromas but still strong. Bitter, a little sweet, very pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, sticky, just a little bit of carbonation.

Overall: A very middle of the road beer. Your standard IPA, nothing too spectacular but nothing horrible.
Jul 28, 2011
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Thanks to papollo for this bottle!

So many dirty jokes could be made with this beer. Oh, well. It pours a somewhat hazy auburn-amber topped by nearly a finger of light ecru foam. Streaks and waves of minor particulates permeate the liquid mass. The nose comprises light grapefruit, even lighter white grapes, and a decidedly light strain of caramel. The taste intensifies everything in equal proportions, though the grapefruit tries its vain hardest to overpower the others. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a pretty smooth feel. Overall, a nice IPA, but one that is mostly just above-average.
Nov 02, 2010
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer was a hazy amber color with a small tan head. There was a bit of lace.
Mostly floral aroma, but also citrus. Sweet malt too.
The taste was a little underwhelming, and did not deliver what the aroma suggested. More grapefruit than anything else, some piney hops, a bit of sweet malt. But I'd say it smelled better than it tasted.
Fairly balanced mouthfeel.
OK beer.
Sep 21, 2010
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Reviewed by Durge from Connecticut

3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
For lack of anything exciting of the home brews at Mainely Brews in Waterville, Maine, I tried this guest IPA. Poured cold into a pint glass it looked encouraging with a hazy deep auburn color and a big healthy off-white head and good lacing. However, the first sniff gave me an uneasy feeling that this would not meet my hoppy expectations. It was a peppery wheat hint with some sort of woodsy malt perhaps. Very mild and generally discouraging. But onward with my chin up, into the valley I plunge and sure enough, the flavor doesn't do too much better. It's a near medium bodied brew with decent carbonation but here again, though I do pick up some peachy hop edges, it's mostly a maple malt idea which is vague in itself. It has enough of an edge to make it fairly drinkable, refreshing and not a drain pour at all. Still, I was disappointed enough to find the brewpub had little to offer of its own to accept that it's best guest tap was this. The hop flag flies at half-mast this night in Waterville. Hops or no hops, this was an average brew at best. Tasting like something some macro brewer would devise, passable.
Aug 11, 2010
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Reviewed by caddybuyer from New Jersey

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A-Veiled copper with a very nice rich and creamy eggshell head that laces nicely.

S-Not much of a nose on this one...mostly malts detected. Some earthiness, but not much hops...then again..this is a Maine beer

T-Malts predominate a slighly flat palate. A bit of orange zest mixes it up a bit but aside from some tasty malts this is truly lackluster.

M-slightly undercarbonated, but otherwise decent for the style.

D-Just came back from Maine, and this was a really poor excuse for an IPA...OK for a PA, or an APA, but, come on...where is the love?
Aug 10, 2010
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a one finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy and yeasty nose. Flavor is mostly hop bitterness, some caramel and yeast. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
Jul 28, 2010
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Reviewed by Snamnoum from District of Columbia

3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance - hazy honey caramel in color with about a finger of off white creamy head. Pretty good lacing.

Smell - very disappointing for an IPA, light and I mean light hops, citrus and phenols

Taste - well balance, little bit of bitterness up front which fades quickly into malted wheat and yeast. Pretty mellow for an IPA as others have said earlier more like an APA than a true American IPA.

Mouthfeel - medium/full bodied with good carbonation. Probably my favorite thing about this beer.

Drinkability - Is great I could have four of five of these no problem.

Overall - a good if confusing brew. If you called this an APA I and I think it's safe to say a few others would have given it a high score. Oh what the hell labels aside I'd drink it again.
Jul 16, 2010
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Reviewed by Admiraldinty from Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a murky amber with a two-finger, foamy head.

S: Floral hops, toasted malt.

T: Floral hops, toasted malts - almost charcoal like - earthy. Some citrus. Fairly bitter, but not like other IPAs. It's almost somewhat porter-like.

M: medium bodied, prickly carbonation - maybe too much.

D: I wasn't crazy about it at first, but it grew on me. Still, I certainly wouldn't call this an IPA - I'm not really sure what to call it.
Jul 11, 2010
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: 1/3 inch head, hazy, orange-brown in color, high carbonation

Smell: floral hops, toasted malt, some earth

Taste: floral hops and some toasted malt--especially at the start with a big caramel finish

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium/high carbonation, slightly bitter start followed by a sweet middle and a slightly bitter aftertaste

Drinkability: I could relax with several. Lots of caramel flavor here. I could see myself drinking a six.
Apr 18, 2010
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Reviewed by albern from Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
As one reviewer commented, they've dropped the Magic Hole in the name. The beer is also contracted out and brewed by Mercury Brewing in Ipswich, MA. I'm not certain if that has had anything to do with the name change, or any recipe changes either. The beer is just too fruity to be a serious IPA. The label intones that we should "grab one and hold on ... dosed with fresh hops." Sorry, but I'm not buying in. The beer looks fine, with a nice orangey amber color, a bit hazy, smallish head, not much retention, not much lace. The nose isn't particularly hoppy, but more bubble gum fruity.

There is a leafy hop texture to the beer. The consistency and mouthfeel is a touch prickly, and that's fine. The beer is just a fruity APA more than a serious IPA. There are raspberry and strawberry notes in the beer, and things get more fruity as the beer settles. The drying, slightly bittering leafy hop is tame. The beer is medium bodied, fairly substantial in density, a touch sticky, maybe just a tad bit of a perfumy quality as well. When I opened the bottle, it did have a very slight English Pale malty yeast feel, and it reminded me of other beers out of Mercury Brewing, but this experience dissipated quickly, but it is worth noting. The beer just isn't inspiring one way or another. It's not a bad beer, I'll finish my bottle, but won't be going back to the well for another.
Apr 10, 2010
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
They dropped the "Magic Hole" part of the IPA, but still have the goofy drunk sun on the label.

A: Pours big 2 finger frothy head into my oversized snifter. It has lots of large bubbles and fades pretty quickly. It's a super hazy dark orange reddish hue color, with lots of bubbles on the sides of the glass, and sediment galore.

N: Some crisp ale aromas give way to some slight citrus, earthy chewy hops. It has a slight earthy aroma, and some slight malts making me think this isn't as fresh as I though. A very slight grapefruit follows the background.

T: Starts with crystal malts at first, and some toasty malt almost bready flavors. Then goes into a slight chewy hop phase, with some slight citrus and earthy hop flavor. A little fruity. Some definite pale flavors, bitterness, but not so bright on the hops. This is a lot more like a pale ale than an IPA.

M: Medium body with too much carbonation.

F: Finishes slightly bitter and dries off quite a bit! Some fruity hop flavors and hints of that chewy hop flavor linger a bit. The bitterness doesn't ramp up too much, but doesn't fade either as it sticks around for minutes after the sip. It also has a slight nagging not so pleasant bitterness, like orange rind.
Jan 18, 2010
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Reviewed by ppoitras from Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle purchased recently at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" beige head over the totally cloudy orangey amber brew. Pillowy head lasts very nicely, with heavy sticky lacing. Aroma is lightly citrus, but minimal. Taste starts sweet, hits a shot of tangy citrus in the middle, and closes with ample bitterness. Mouthfeel is reasonably smooth, and drinkability is alright. Not a bad beer, but was expecting more.
Dec 17, 2009
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Reviewed by u2carew from Massachusetts

3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz. bottle
A) Pours with a two finger head. Slowly settles to a creamy lacing around the edge of the glass. Overall lacing is thin and sticky. The body is hazy. Visible sediment. Bronze in color.
S) Floral notes with grapefruit. Caramel malt sweetness.
T) Mellow caramel malt upfront but not enough to balance the hop bite. The bite is fairly prominent and very ESB-esque. The hops linger long in the after taste.
M) Fizzy. Dry. Bitter. Medium bodied. Light sediment feel.
D) An alright IPA but not a standout.
Nov 16, 2009
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Reviewed by scruffwhor from Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Thanks nate buddy!!!

The colro is a deep and hazey copper amber with some particulate in suspension. Nice, off-white head that leaves a film of foam after a couple of sips. Fresh cut pine wood and some orange zest hops mix with to give a marmalade and toast aroma. Thetaste starts with dry melba toast. Then the middle hits you with carbonated orange peel bitterness. The finish is a little sweeter. The malt and hops combine to give a bitter marmalade/jam taste with a resiny texture. Bitter and drinkable, not a bad AIPA.
Oct 14, 2009
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Reviewed by nickd717 from California

3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottle via trade thanks to ben4321 on ratebeer. Ben has been a friend of mine since middle school and he is just about as ridiculously into beer as I am these days. Magic Hole, hmm... Ok, nickd717, get your mind out of the gutter (yes I do refer to myself by my BA name).

A - Pours a fairly hazy medium amber with a nice lasting off-white head.

S - Aroma is somewhat faint for an IPA, with caramel, earth, spice, and muted floral hops.

T - Caramel malt, earth, apples, oranges, citrus hops, and even a little alcohol, which I normally don't pick up much of in single IPAs. Hop character is more like an English IPA, where it's more about bitterness than aroma and flavor. Maybe they should add the hops later in the boil. Still, the finish is surprisingly hoppy and fairly long.

M - Body is medium and so is carbonation level.

D - Pretty good. This was definitely a different beer than I'm used to - not bad, but just doesn't really stand up well next to a lot of more in-your-face American IPAs.
Sep 24, 2009
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Reviewed by OtherShoe2 from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep copper with a huge rocky head and good lacing. It is a beauty. Head stuck around for nearly the entire pint.

Smells of floral hops and some toasted malt and light caramel sweetness.

Hop bitterness up front, with a little acidity, which gives way to some sweet fruit-like flavors, toasted malt, and a bit of caramel sweetness. Hops are there, but not super strong --more of a well-hopped pale ale than anything.

Well carbonated and medium bodied.

This went down well, and could be consumed in multiples. It is not the IPA some people will be looking for. No over the top hops, or even strong hops. If balanced, then just barely. Still, a good solid brew. I like the fact that they did not forget about the rest of the beer and just focus upon hop bitterness. I'll get this again.
Sep 07, 2009
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Great head with a frothy and rocky recession. Orange-amber color, cloudy. Excellent lumpy lace.

Earthy and less hoppy than most IPA's on the initial smell. Subsequent smells are far more bitterly floral by nature.

Very hoppy right from the first sip which lasts through the long aftertaste. True to the classic American style IPA. Good body with a slightly elevated level of carbonation.
Aug 30, 2009
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Reviewed by IronCitySteve from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pour a hazy/murky looking light amber color with some golden hues. A decent white foam head, about 2-3 fingers. Some spotty lacing.

S: Not a lot going on with the smell, some faint hint of citrusy hops is about all I could get from it.

T: Taste was much better than the smell. Lots of citrus hop bitterness that is balance by a nice malt flavor or biscuit/bread.

M: Some slight hop bitterness left on the palate and tongue. A medium bodied beer.

D: Very easy to drink, not overpowering.
Aug 06, 2009
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Reviewed by Brad007 from Vermont

3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a dark reddish-copper color with a frothy head into my glass. Carbonation looks to be a bit high.

Aroma is full of grassy hops with biscuit-like malt underneath. Seems normal for the style.

Taste is full of grassy, mildly-citrusy hops upfront. This gives way to the biscuit-like malt underneath. Just a tad bit of metalllic taste as well.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering hop bitterness and biscuit-like malt. Carbonation level is a bit high and the beer is a bit "hot".

A decent example of the style that is still quite drinkable. It won't knock your socks off but it will work on a hot summer day.
Jul 07, 2009
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color, a shade lighter than copper; the rocky head hangs around for a while and leaves a few dots of lace

Smell: Vague aroma, particularly for the style - somewhat fruity, but lacks a discernable hop character

Taste: Starts out bready, with some fruity character kicking in by mid-palate, when the earhty bitterness also arrives; after the swallow, the flavor profile mellows and is balanced but rather non-descript

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Easy to drink but not much to ponder
Jun 21, 2009
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Reviewed by sprucetip from Alaska

3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle into snifter.

very attractive orangeish golden color, kind of hazy, modest short lived head, good lacing.

Faint and without much legs. Grainy mainly, with some very subdued hop character.

Grainy and bitter flavors battle, with some sweetness, though hard to find, at the start and finish. Hop bitterness largely without the flavor, but some citrus notes poking in toward the finish.

Too much tingling fizz lingers too long, then fades into a dry, bitter finish that is partially clean, but some bitterness lingers. Body is on the thin side of medium.

Overall, not anything to write home about. But surely the river runners at the Forks have no problem sessioning this one. And the fact that it comes from a brewery in the middle of Boondocks, Maine is something for which to be grateful.
Jan 18, 2009
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Reviewed by thekevlarkid from Maryland

3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Out of the bottle this beer was a downright murky copper color like Florida swamp water with a yellow-tan head. Good retention and good lacing too. The aroma was hoppy with citrus rind and caramel malt being the dominant notes. The flavors were at first quite bitter, then slightly citric, then malty and earthy going bitter and resiny again for the hop finish. Nice up and down cycle. The mouthfeel was pretty good though it did leave an oily slick on my tongue, the carbonation quite good for the style and the body medium/full, you could really get a feel of all the flotsam and jetsam in that murkiness. I'd never heard of this brewery before but I consider this beer a hidden gem.
Dec 10, 2008
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Reviewed by BeerTruth from Connecticut

3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks goes out to deltatauhobbit for this one. I've ever heard of this brewery untill now, let's give it a go.

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours a murky deep copper hue with a light khaki colored two finger head that slowly dies down to a thin layer that lasts. Some spotty lacing is left on the sides of the glass as well. Smell consists of a bunch of toasted grains, caramel malt, and some earthy hops. The tiniest bit of citrus can be found underneath all that, but it's very subtle. From smell alone I would categorize this as a Pale Ale or an Amber Ale. Taste begins with metallic hops and some dirty earth flavors. More grains and hay midway on the tongue with some sweet caramel malt. Lemon tea and grassy flavors in the aftertaste that leave the mouth pretty dry. Light to medium body with a fluffy feel and a mild carbonation. Not a bad beer, just not a very hoppy IPA. Worth a try.
Aug 03, 2008
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Reviewed by Bowdoinbeerboy from Maine

3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance- Pours a hazy brownish amber with tons of head. This beer is MAD frothy.

Smell- A rather subdued nose on this one, some hints of flowers and hops but nothing overpowering.

Taste- A rather fruity taste, not too hoppy, well balanced. One of the "juicer" beers Ive ever had.

Mouthfeel- Fails to cover entire palate thought is still quite tasty.

Drinkability- A tasty IPA, well worth a look.
Jan 04, 2008
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Reviewed by ericj551 from Canada (AB)

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I stumbled across this beer at Whole Foods in Portland. Yet another Maine brewery, I had no idea they existed. The beer pours a light brown/red, certainly much darker than I would expect for an IPA. Aroma is sweet fruity malts, and even some chocolate roastiness. Taste is nice and balanced, but I would not call this an IPA. It could easily be a pale ale or even an amber. Despite its shortcomings as an IPA in my opinion, I think the beer is delicious. If it were more available, I would probably have it more often
Jul 16, 2007
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Reviewed by MrHurmateeowish from Maine

4.08/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Slightly murky amber-red body with a half an inch of offwhite head. Smells of caramel malt and hops. Tastes hoppy and bitter, somewhat earthy, as well as roasty and bready malty. Fairly flavorful and quite well-ballanced. Medium bodied. Very drinkable. I've been impressed by the beers I've had from these guys. Good stuff, one of my favorite IPAs.
Dec 03, 2006
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Reviewed by dickroop from Maryland

3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Drove into Maine this a.m. and went out to find some local brew. This IPA is called "Magic Hole" after the hole in the river that seems capable of swallowing up a white water raft. Not too expensive, available in the local grocery store, so give it a try.

Pours a good looking medium-to-dark amber, with an off-white, thick, foamy, 1+ finger head that had excellent retention and foamy lacing. It had a yeasty, fruity medium-bodied aroma.

First sip gave a nice hop bite, a complex grayish flavor w/ bready and grassy notes. Then a bitter, nicely balanced finish. Quite respectable. Bottle notes East Kent Goldings hop variety. Mouthfeel was a little watery, but pleasant with some stickiness.

Overall, I like it, highly drinkable. Would love to have on tap.
Aug 06, 2006
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Reviewed by villainchiwwin from Maine

4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
poured into pint glass from standard 12 oz. bottle.
murky reddish amber hue, quarter of an inch off-white head. decent lacing
slight but sweet nose - toffee, pine, some mustiness.
this is a mellow and straightforward i.p.a. in terms of taste, too, but not boring. i really dig it. hops lurk in primary sweetness, raw hop character comes forward with some pine and floral sharpness. tasty but not too in-your-face; formidable hop finish on the back of the tongue lapses into a certain dryness.
mouthfeel is split between the prescence of (enjoyably) rough hop texture on palate and an unfortunate under-carbonation - seems a bit flat.

not a bad offering, though unabashedly linked to the commodification of rafting. nothing too wild but balanced and tasty with a long finish. if only the mouthfeel were more up to par...
May 27, 2006
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Reviewed by Manosbeeroffate from Maine

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Beer brewed out in the middle of nowhere, yet easy to find (up here at least) Pours a deep amber color. Not much smell, a bit sweet. Taste is nice malt sweetness, grassy/citrus flavor hops, not too overwhelming. Nice mouthfeel. Overall another great session beer for me. I like the cool sun logo on the bottle and thinking of getting that tattooed on my arm.
Mar 27, 2006
Magic Hole IPA from Kennebec River Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 45 ratings