Humble Patience | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The result of mystical exhortation and strange portents in the sky, Humble Patience was complex without being heavy...a marriage of many riches. An Irish-Style, deep-ruby Red Ale with tantalizing layers of flavor.

20 IBU

Added by stirgy on 09-02-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2.35/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Deep red color, pours a good head that doesn't last, the hops are here and overwhelm the malt but with only some hops making a fairly smooth finish.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.6/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An odd ale. The color is dark, and it has a nice smell, but when its in your mouth it seems thin and tasteless. However, after you swallow it, there's a nice lingering taste of roasted malts. So it starts well and ends well, but your tastebuds get the short end of the stick in the middle. I can't imagine anyone wanting more than one of these. Just moved to Vermont and I must say I'm not impressed with its beers yet.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.76/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer did not do it for me. It was the expected reddish copper collor with a thin head which didn't stick around - no lacing. The smell was not distinctive in any way to my nose. The taste was malty, but what was strange to me was that the beer's flaver actually got worse as the beer warmed. The last third of the beer tasted like water to me. The flavor just didn't have much there.

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2.78/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. Deep red color, though almost transparent. A half finger of off-white head that fell down quickly.
A wet malty smell, almost musty.
Not really impressed with the taste. Kind of "meh". A watery taste followed by a blunted sweetness.
Light bodied, almost no carbonation and smooth.
Not bad tasting, just nothing really going on. Meh.

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2.83/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearence: Pours a deep deep red with a thin beige head. The head leaves little lacing but stays for a while.

Smell: Smells very spicy and strong. It suprises me how much it smells like alcohol, but only 4.8%?

Taste and Mouthfeel: Tastes bland. A very spicy and malty flavor overpowers any form of balance this beer could represent. The hops are almost impossible to detect, and the malts are very uncontrolled. The mouthfeel is good though, chewy and creamy. Lingers for a while.

Drinkability and Overall: Very European tasting, and not in a smooth way. I got bored with this beer quickly. The crappy and unbalanced taste of this beer really make it one I wouldn't care to have again. Magic Hat has dissapointed me. Damn.

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2.84/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3


Reddish brew with a decent head. It looks great, but I'm overwhelmed by the smell of butterscotch. All I can taste is butterscotch, so much I just can't get past it to the rest of the beer. I'm afraid I liked it better ice-cold. I don't seem to have much luck with "red ales".

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2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a standard pint glass--nice color! It's a dark brown, almost opaque. No head, but really nice.

Smells faintly malty, some hints of nut. It's all very faint.

A bit too much alcohol at the end. It's pretty bitter (not overwhelmingly, but close), and has a sort of caramel flavor.

Some body, slightly creamy, but way too much bite. This beer is out of balance.

This is a perfectly serviceable beer.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a medium black color ale with a medium head that disappeared way too fast. Aroma is comprised of roasted malt (probably some oatmeal). Taste is also dominated by roasted malt, so much that I almost though I was drinking a light stout, and the end was also bitter. Overall, this is an average beer that seems to sit between two style (Irish ale and dry stout).

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Humble Patience from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 256 ratings
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