Low Key | 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): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The beat is steady and clear. First it’s in your fingers, snap-snapping. Then it’s in your toes, tap-tapping. The rhythm rises free and flowing. A new session finds its pace and tunes out time, leading you on a remarkable journey. Slake it with song, feed it with feeling and let Low Key be your guide.

Added by superspak on 08-31-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,727
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
162
pDev:
9.91%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by carrollmel7:
Photo of carrollmel7
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of GameOfBeers
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TTripp725
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Clear pale dull golden hue, great looking head. Orangey and grapefruit zest, crackers, & dried grass in the nose. A little thin but that is expected, some body with a mild crispness. Some citrus rind and bitterness from the hops, thin graininess with a long lingering grassy tone. How much of this is an IPA or just a hoppy pale ale is up to you. Pretty good but there is not much to it, nothing really pops.

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Photo of Billolick
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle Typical Pale ale look, slightly hazed and decent looking head, film lace etc

Mild and soft hops on the nose, ferfumey, citric

Decent sessioner, all these session IPA start to taste the same, but here the hop package is pretty tasty, I'm getting some pine, and lime. Worthy

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Photo of tigg924
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours cloudy, orange-yellow in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is citrus rind--lemon, grapefruit, cracker, and grain. Not a bad beer, and certainly worth a shot if you like Magic Hat. I just prefer several others in the style and find this to be slightly below average.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy amber, with a nice big white head of suds and lots of lace.

Aroma: Citrus hops. Decent.

Taste: Nicely hopped here, with tropical notes and hints of grapefruit, pineapple, and a satisfying malt balance. Solid IPA here, plentifully hoppy and easy to drink.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of the Low Key off the single shelf at Binnys. It poured a slightly hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent is sweet malt with bitter hop presence. The taste starts sweeter then finishes bitter....with caramel being sweet and pine like bitter. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok certainly worth a try.

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Photo of tempest
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Overall a nice session beer. Smells of grassy grapefruit, with a juicier citrus flavor. There's a touch of caramel and bread crust in the background. I'd say it's a fine lower-ABV pale ale, not quite as hoppy as most session IPAs but tasty. Call it an American bitter and I'm happy.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

golden in color, with grassiness, some hops and a little citrus on the nice. Taste is decent but as with a lot of MH beers, there need to be a touch more complexity and balance

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt ruddy orange color with a thin finger’s worth of white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Remnants of some moderately light lace formed light wide streams sticking to the glass. The smell started off with some sweet dried onion running over some grassy tones. Opens up into some sweet citrus as it warms. The taste was mainly the same in a mild sort of way. Light sliding dry and dirty grassiness in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body. Definitely sessionable. Some bitterness hits my tongue shyly. Overall, as a session IPA, I can see it. I just can’t see it as a stand out one.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

3/13...bright gold, very low foam, still. Very mild malt nose, almost no aroma. Clean crisp citrus forward taste, light spicy hop. Thin mouthfeel, fast finish. Only a light lemon and a tiny bitter tell you this is an IPA. Simple.

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Photo of kaos
3.89/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a smudged stamp on the neck. Sampled on February 12, 2016.

Yellow, heady pour.

The aroma has a nice floral and grassy hop presence along with the breaded pale malts.

Medium body.

The taste has a mildly bitter hopped character with the emphasis on floral and grass. Decent.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought in Vermont at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. The beer had a murky, brown-orange appearance with a thin ring of retention around the glass. Aromas include hops with grapefruit and an airy grass smell. Taste sort of follows the nose, but the taste does feel a little bit watery leaning toward a light citrus flavor. Mouthfeel is ok with a decent carbonation that helps the beer be light. Overall, not too bad with a good look and aromas.

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Low Key from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 162 ratings