Blind Faith | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ale of enlightenment created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life's road, and to interpret signs in the voyages of the spirit. Blind Faith is an extremely well-balanced India Pale Ale with a crisp, refreshing hop bitterness and a deep malt body to match.

60 IBU

Added by stirgy on 08-04-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,199
Reviews:
485
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
14.52%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
140
For Trade:
0
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Photo of IBUBrew
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reptile3141
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy amber here, with an average head of lace from an off-white head.

Aroma: Citrus hoppy, a bit of grapefruit and some pine. Not bad.

Taste: Fruit up front, with a tropical (pineapple and citrus) sensibility. Finishes smooth with a little maltiness. Solid and quite drinkable.

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Photo of Elvis_on_Bass
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is good, just slightly off what I would have expected. I couldn't force this beer to have a sustained head. I loved the smell with the floral and citrus notes, but the flavor wasn't as well rounded and a bit muted. The caramel was a nice addition. Overall it is a drinkable beer, I put it slightly above average.

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Photo of deeman13
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.42/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

**
06/18/12

Bottle to pint glass.

AROMA: Citrus and Pine
LOOK: Cloudy amber.
TASTE: Citrus and pine, Not as much flavor as I would like for the level of raw bitterness present.

disappointed.

**

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1.66/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good mixture of those auburn colors, amber, orange and light brown, head in the 1/4" range. Aroma wasn't bad in hop terms for an English ipa.

While there is citrus, the hops don't do much beyond that, surprisingly lacking in bitterness. Plenty of earthy toffee woodiness in the malt and mouth feels.

I haven't ever been into anything I've had from Magic Hat. How they got distribution this far out, I'll never understand.

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Photo of dag1991
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthowland
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhilsPils
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Perfect Pint. Pretty dark straw color with a nice white head. Faintly floral and slightly yeasty aroma. The taste is subdued for an IPA and there seem to be lots of strange notes floating around...yeastiness, fake buttered popcorn, a little sour. Balance is OK but overall, not an outstanding IPA.

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Photo of sposter4
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shellynix
2.69/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mtrich08
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Blind Faith from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 1,199 ratings.
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