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Hi-#9 Not Quite India Pale Ale | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A mysteriously good India Pale Ale with citrus and piney hop notes, balanced by #9’s signature sweetness.

Added by tdm168 on 08-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,765
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
123
pDev:
18.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
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4.19/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dougwillhike
1.77/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Undrinkable for me. Tasted like soap.

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3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I keep coming across these oddball loosey-goosey bottles in the singles coolers at my local bottle shops & I cannot help but be curious as to what they are like. Sometimes they simply help to round out a mixed-sixer, other times, I find a diamond in the rough. Hey, for a low price, I will drink anything once.

From the bottle: "Hi-#9 is a concoction created by visitors of our Brewery & Artifactory who sought the signature sweetness of #9, but with the bitter punch of an IPA. Here is Hi-#9 in all its glory: a mysteriously great IPA with citrus hop notes, balanced by a subtly sweet yet dry finish."; "A bittersweet blend."

I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. It foamed up all on its own, forming three-plus fingers of dense, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention that left behind a load of sticky lacing as it fell. Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity and amber highlights. Nose smelled like a fruity AIPA in that it was definitely hoppy, but there was a sweet fruitiness cutting into the hoppy bitterness. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste began with a citrusy-grapefruit bitterness, but then a subtle fruity sweetness began creeping into the mix. It had a jammy flavor, like some sort of preserves, but I could not quite put my finger on it. Peaches? Not quite that sweet. If it was #9, then it was apricots, but it has been so long since I have drank a #9 that I have forgotten what it tastes like. Finish was semi-dry, but the flavors struck me as being kind of jangly, not meshing as well as I might have liked. If this were a take it or leave it choice, I would leave it on the next time.

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1.72/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

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3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.77/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beergoot
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Deep gold colored body; thick, foamy white head; plenty of carbonation. Spicy/citrus hop aroma; lemon zest; minty; fruity. Flavors starts out strongly mimicking the aroma; somewhat astringent; faint notes of cereal grains; strong bitter aftertaste. Medium body; somewhat watery in character; dry finish.

A fair IPA with a somewhat unique flavor profile that may work for some people and not others. I almost equate the flavor to a minty toothpaste. It must be the hops that give this a queer pungency and spicy resinous quality. Unique in its own way...

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3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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1/5  rDev -69.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Absolutely a pathetic JOKE of an example of an IPA. This literally tastes like an extremely metallic and chemically bitter Keystone light. Worst IPA I've ever tasted in my life I think. Magic Hat is normally solid, but this is just bad.

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3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light copper body with a nice foam head.
aroma is citrus and pine
Taste has a some citrus but is more sweet than hoppy.
mouthfeel is smooth
Not a hoppy ipa.

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3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.12/5  rDev -6%

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3.18/5  rDev -4.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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Hi-#9 Not Quite India Pale Ale from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 123 ratings
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