Art Hop Ale (A South End Special) | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Art Hop Ale (A South End Special)Art Hop Ale (A South End Special)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by CHickman on 09-28-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
64
pDev:
11.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of johnnnniee
3.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz can from Lazy Dog
Slightly hazy light golden color with a huge bubbly white head that persists. Very spicy on the nose. Faint pilsner malt flavor but this one is all spice, uhm yeah not for me.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.42/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of jmasher85
2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Similar to many of the classic Magic Hat offerings, but within the peachy, florally-hoppy flavor is an unpleasant wet cardboard oxidized flavor and odor, making this special beer less special. The mild flavor, I expect from a pilsner, but for a beer brewed with peppercorn, there's very little of that going on. More like a weak version of #9, but with a heavy carbonation and slightly thick body that makes the taste stick around for a while. Drinkable, but not special, and not worth getting the bomber.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atrocity
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bogdawg
3.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight caramel malt, slight hop, hint of pale malt, hint of pine, and hint of tea. Fits the style of an Herbed/Spiced beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of pale malt, slight hops, hint of pine, and a hint of tea. Overall, all around decent, but nothing special.

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Photo of micropale
3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of williahd
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bushwack
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of travis875
3.27/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GFD400
3.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
2.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.44/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, spice and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a mild burst of peppery spice that is followed by some breadiness from lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but my choices would have to be quite limited for me to select it.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
2.65/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of predikit
3.26/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drank from the bottle, I was a little too lazy to pour this one. Yes, shame on me.

I don't pick much from this, by way of scents or flavor. I can expect the aroma to be muted due to my serving choice, and the flavor to be somewhat, but it's got no noticeable flavors that I can detect. A very small hint of coriander is all I can pick up.

The rest is some bright hops that don't add anything other than bitter, and also seem to cover up the malt profile as well.

I enjoy Magic Hat for it's design and brewing philosophy, aesthetic, and charm, but I don't think that can save them in my eyes for much longer.

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Photo of MustyDusty
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OB1
3.55/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
2.81/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Art Hop Ale (A South End Special) from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 64 ratings