Fat Angel | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
80
good
289 Ratings
Fat AngelFat Angel
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fat Angel, rest his soul, had a complex palate that balances the rich pleasures of malt with the crisp refreshing flavor of hops with a finish that is fresh and clean. Eminently drinkable, Fat Angel brought divergent tastes together to create a satisfyingly smooth harmony.

20 IBU

Added by taez555 on 11-18-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
289
Reviews:
217
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
13.39%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes, this one was serve in a pint glass during a magic hat tasting i had with my brother in law down at his apartment.

A nice bright golden amber color with crystal clear clarity came out of the bottle. Lots of visible carbonation was apparent throughout the session with chains of bubbles rippling up through the glass. A nice two inch high pillow of white foam then came over the top and settled down quickly leaving a bare centered crown in its wake. No appreciable side glass lace, but still a more the decent look to it.

The aroma was light with hints of light citrus, lemon mostly mixed in on top of a cereal grain filled base. Lots of wheat and light earthy aromas blending in, but as it warmed a light hop presences was dulled out way in the back, the aroma overall though was far too light to be really a knockout in any way. A nice light, crisp, and clean flavor was then produced. It was a classic light pale ale flavor, clean with a light wheat base, some light floral, citrus notes sprinkled through, orange, light lemon grass, especially in the finish. Great mouthfeel, with a carbonation that held throughout the session. Easy drinkability as the flavors were light, crisp and clean, with almost no aftertaste. I could easily session this one over the course of a night.

Overall while not really spectacular, this was definitly a solid offering all around. There is no really I could not put down more then a few and this is not a bad offering for a BBQ or to get someone into craft beer a little bit more. I would go for this one again.

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Fat Angel from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 289 ratings.
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