Blind Faith | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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83
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1,211 Ratings
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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:
1,211
Reviews:
488
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
14.52%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
149
For Trade:
0
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Photo of GratefulNole
1.9/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

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

Medium gold colored beer that has a rapidly fading head. Light fruit and hops is most of what you get from this beer. I'm not a fan of hoppy beers but the hops are not overpowering. Overall to me a decent beer.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.17/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of American_Hawk
2.59/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ffshore545
3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Most of the Magic Hats I've had were pretty much run-of-the-mill, this however, was much better than that...

The liquid from the 12 oz. bottle pours a dark, golden color with very nice orange and yellow highlights. There's not much of a head to mention or lacing, but it sure does look appealing in the pint glass. The smell was a sweet assail of fruit with a light hop tingle and I'll reverse this description for the taste - a distinct hop character with a light sweet finish. The mouthfeel was somewhere between light- to medium-bodied with a very crisp aspect. This might be the best MH I've had, if not, it probably rates high on my list.

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Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ericsotsky
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint from the bottle.

Appearance: Amber colo with medium to full bubbles with an off-white head rising half a finger's length.

Smell: hops but kinda light, dissipated quick lacking almost any potency.

Taste: Smooth citrus but comes off a bit little extra on the butter department.

Mouth: Semi sticky which disappears but tangy finish makes the beer a good thirst quencher.

Overall: Nice pick up, good for a BBQ but not as a steady keeper for the fridge. Good for giveaways or have something a little different than the rest when you're at a BBQ or beach time. Salud!

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bitburger
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of WCKDVBZ
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

Photo of zotzot
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

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Blind Faith from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 1,211 ratings.
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