Blind Faith | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

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

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Photo of MichaelNickerson
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - cloudy amber with large head.

Smell - extremely malty with caramel notes and heavy hops - decently fruity

Taste - not as hoppy as anticipated for an IPA, but some fruit notes seem to be the reasoning.

Mouthfeel - weak, not as crisp as would like.

Overall - not the greatest IPA I've had, but does provide a more unique fruity experience, rather than a bitter overall complexion.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of JMScowcroft
2.89/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Magic Hat Brewing Company - Blind Faith

I saw this was on limited release so I had to give it a shot and give it a review.

Look - Pours cloudy copperish amber with a full soapy head. Some lacing. Moderate carbonation. Not sure what they were going for here but this was one of the worst craft's visually I have ever seen.

Smell - Deep caramel malts, light fruity English hops. A bit bland here but at least not overly bready.

Taste - Bitter apricot (yuck) mixed with bready sweet malts here. The hops don't have enough of an attitude, the fruitiness ends up being off-putting. Tastes processed and like a grab bag of ingredients, no finesse. English hops tend to drive me insane so there's that as well.

Mouthfeel - Deeper and fruitier than #9, not as refreshing or crisp. Sub-par really for this style. Rests a slight bitter and sticky. Drinkability not great.

Overall - Overall a disappointment. I remember it much more fondly than it actually is. I have also had some amazing brews since having one of these so it has a lot to live up to. Magic Hat is owned by North American Breweries who owns several brands who don't care about craft beer, such as Genesee and Labatt USA, but I figured since it was a subsidiary it might not brew sub-par. I was wrong and I am not a big fan of this brew or the brewery in general.

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Blind Faith from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 1,235 ratings