#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:
#44,730
Reviews:
1,717
Ratings:
5,775
pDev:
18.29%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
1,315
Trade:
0
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3.96/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of egrandfield
4.84/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Canalfisher22
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dchansen54
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anayalator
4.62/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a botttle to a glass.
L: gold color with solid lacing and head retention. Carbonation seems non-existent.
S: like a small citrus hop profile with grapes/apples. almost like a sweet wine.
T: a sweet IPA with a grape/apple wine feel. Not too bitter.
F: easy finish with little carbonation. Extremely crisp.

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Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Hazy amber with a huge white head of bubbly foam.

Smell: Malt, some citrus and fruitiness, and a bit of hop at the back.

Taste: Very fruity, almost like juice mixed with malt liquor. Balanced by hop bitterness and flavor.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highly carbonated.

Overall: Pretty okay. I would have liked a bit more of a strong fruit flavor.

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

Photo of Jmar25
2.65/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

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

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

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

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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

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,775 ratings