#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable 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:
#44,424
Reviews:
1,716
Ratings:
5,766
pDev:
18.29%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
1,311
Trade:
0
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Photo of spectru
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber; Head dissipates; Pleasant fruity smell; Mild sparkly mouthfeel, then shifts to kinda smooth; Flavor is slightly nutty but very mild, subdued. The flavor is a little weaker than I expected from the aroma. Not bad but not great.

You can't read it on the BA picture - on the lable it says "Not quite pale ale"

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Photo of bmoore822
1.22/5  rDev -64%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Slightly funky smell. Taste is slightly cloying.

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Photo of Branlott42
2.94/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JTBrewer
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobstockwell
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Toynk
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foxman27
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tdnarba
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The fruity flavors it tries to have don't really come through, but was still refreshing

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Photo of PatrickCT
2.81/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Very much a pale ale. Just not a good one. The misfortune of having to try this again reminds me of why I never liked it. A forced, artificial fruit flavor, like Jolly Ranchers and cough drops muddle the beer.

If Harpoon is a Camel, this is vaping.

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Photo of Feuds223
3.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.87/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of conbakdoug
4.27/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jenrhart
3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gdobber
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz in a tulip
Look: burnt orange amber color. thin white head
Smell: Pretty smell, fruity, vanilla, perfume
Taste: Perfume, fruits, no bitterness. Flavor fades quickly but is very unique and interesting. Has a bit of a veggie juice taste.
Feel: good mouth feel. Coats well
Overall: interesting, unique beer. I didn't get any pale ale or ipa characteristics at all.

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Photo of CaptainHate
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nicknacks
5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My personal favorite. great mouthfeel, delicious flavor. Always enjoyable. If you like IPAs this is for you

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Photo of Kemblain
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNPIII127
2.94/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of huthuty
2.71/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A nice amber ale colour with medium carbonation
Smells like raspberry
Tastes like cough syrup, not in a good way
Overall this isn't very pleasing to the sense of taste at all, if their was a date on the bottle I could maybe tell whether or not it's been sitting on a shelf for too long, but there's no date and I can't tell

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Photo of tguillette
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

this is probably an unfair rating. I do not enjoy IPA and expected this to be a more earthy darker lager. It was crisp and weak in that amber that I enjoy. It did burst with flavor just not the flavor I enjoy. If you love IPA's this is close with being called an IPA

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Photo of Iski100
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Whats_On_Tap95
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Scasterline
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,766 ratings