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
Ranking:
#38,693
Reviews:
494
Ratings:
1,247
pDev:
14.41%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
171
Trade:
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Photo of CodyBasden
3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice color, not a lot of smell to it, taste is good with bitterness at the end

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Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has nice bitterness to it, which is increasingly uncommon especially in the English IPA category.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of Antg8989
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genx
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcGrath
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTHomer
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; burnt orange in color; 2 finger khaki head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: not very aromatic; earthy with malt behind it;

T: earthy, floral, and malty; malt dominates at the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: OK, but not something I would seek out again;

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kaitjs7
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnDon
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paoloboston
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeachChefs
4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFrostMan
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of entenduintransit
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Tcsox
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavetotheB
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of let8it8grow
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liquorpig
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nater919
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blind Faith is one of the very first IPA's I ever had. It would've been around 2001. Seventeen years ago. I find it hard to believe I have not reviewed this yet....seventeen years later, I finally have.

A totally clear, amber with some golden highlights. A strong, sea-foamy, clumpy of white froth hold on tight. Excellent lacing.

The aroma has some very sweet , buttery and bready maltt flavor's to it, rootbeer, maple syrup and dark bread. The hops give off this sweet and fruity thing with earthy herbs and dry leaves.English style nose all the way.

The balance of flavor's is spot-on English ipa style. The malty taste is pretty nice, with an herbal, dark bread and honey effect. Herbal and earth tones from the hops become slightly fruity and another layer of medicinal style herbs roll in later. This is a very malty ipa, and the hops are actually very subtle in effect. The hops could be a bit more earthy and spicy like some of the more classic and traditional versions of the English IPA.

The mouthfeel and body comes across a bit lifeless, the malt seems to be a bit long and flat. The malty flavor is very good, but seems to weigh the liquid down. The hops do not provide enough punch to become bitter or dry....leaving the feel medium but rather flat.

Overall, this one really made an awesome impact on me seventeen years ago. Pushing the limits of what I thought beer could be. Today, some aspects, like tge malt flavor still holds up, but my tastebuds have matured and the quality of ipa has really entered new levels since this first impressed me so much all those years ago.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adam36
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanm3850
4.3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Blind Faith from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 1,247 ratings