#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there's never been anything else quite like it.

20 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-09-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,425
Reviews:
1,724
Ratings:
5,809
pDev:
17.99%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
1,321
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3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.02/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +18%
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3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
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3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
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3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
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2.7/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

There are some light fruit notes & it is not too hoppy like an IPA. It's lacking in taste & the body is quite thin. There is nothing really that stands out from this beer but it's still worth a try. I highly recommend it to people that are newbies to craft beer. I am going to assume that they add some actual fruit or at least fruit flavoring to make this beer like some apricots or peaches, but I could be wrong about that assumption. Cheers! C

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Photo of Eamartin88
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - golden orange with some touch of amber. Very small foam head and only minimal glass lacing
Smell - bar none, the strangest beer aroma I have come across. Cherry-apricot bubble gum. Some slight wheat or grains. Very sweet smelling and honestly it smells like a strange fruit cocktail more than a beer...
Taste - It's got a strange taste too. I don't know what's in it so it's hard to describe. It's like a fruity highly carbonated ale. Not saying it's fake but it doesn't taste like fresh hops or anything. Not one single characteristic stands out. It has quite a bit of carbonation. The bitterness is perhaps more than IBU's suggest. It's sweet but its not overwhelming. Drinkable i guess.

Overall, this one is just not my thing. I don't enjoy the taste enough to buy it again. Grade is a B-

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
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3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
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3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
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3.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.43/5  rDev +30.7%
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
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3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
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3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy orange color with a one-finger foamy white head. Smells of toasted malts, a hint of apricot. Tastes of bready malt with just a faint fruitness, finishes fruity. Medium-light body with medium carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and crisp finish.

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3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
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4.35/5  rDev +28.3%
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,809 ratings