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#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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,271
Reviews:
1,734
Ratings:
5,845
pDev:
17.94%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
1,336
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 5,845 |  Reviews: 1,734
Photo of Hefsbeercaps
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Imakoniver
4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out of the bottle to a golden color with a nice 3/4” head. Smells much more floral than fruity, some lacing. I found this to be a refreshingly different beer. It feels and tastes initially clean with a floral aftertaste. I have bought several six-packs of this. It is a solid, but not great beer.

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Photo of Race701
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tantonys
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll describe it: Sort of a cream ale style beer. I am unable to discern any "fruit and a floral" hops as they mention on the label. Doesn't really come through. Crisp, decent bitterness and body.

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Photo of LionHeart88
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveyCream
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Definitely not a bad beer by any means. Light in color. The aroma is an apricot smell. The taste is apricot as well. I was also able to taste a hint of cherry in there as well. Others I know have commented that as well, but then others do not taste the cherry flavor. I like this beer though. Has that fruit flavor, but it is not overpowering by any means. That is good for me because I am not a fan of super fruity bears. Goes down pretty smooth, even if you are not a huge fan apricots (which I am not). Would recommend this to someone, but at the same time would not go out of my way to by this from a huge selection most likely.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SFC21
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davidstan
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can’t believe the low ratings here. It is a unique floraly taste but very delightful. Not real hoppy so that may be the reason but a solid tasteful PA.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Medium light body with a very mild aroma. Theres apricot, some grass, and malt but aroma is mostly apricot.
Taste is a little dry, as well as tasting like dried apricots and just a bit sweet.
Not bad but also not too memorable

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Photo of Fillman72jp
3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mrbob558
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I opened the bottle, the beer smelled bad, like it was old. The taste was bitter . I liked all the other Magic Hat beers I have tried but this one was a real disappointment.

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Photo of Mugman8
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a cooper hue, but head and lacing disappear to quickly. Has an interesting, musty aroma and a crisp, fruity flavor.

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Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heysuz
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eychung
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buckeye55
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My original recollection of this beer was more positive than what I think right now. Been around for a good bit, I have had it a few times on and off. I like it ok, it's slightly above my average which is 3.0. Good, just not special.

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Photo of pdurkee
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OmarUIW
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mclusal
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

H11

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Photo of eppie82
2.12/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of msumike89
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 5,845 ratings