#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

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

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Ratings: 5,761 |  Reviews: 1,715
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Credmill
2.35/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Had this brew at a bar in Louisiana. Poured a two finger head that left quickly. Really sticky lacing. Poured at a moderate pace into a frosted mug from a bottle. First sniff gives you not much a smell at all. First taste is not very please. Has a light feel in your mouth, but a kind of a grapey initial taste, but very bitter after taste. I don't lie this very much at all. Won't try it again, don't recommend.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a Magic Hat mix pack because I had not had any of their beers. They have not gotten good ratings so my expectations were low. This one surprised me, decent looking beer that does not offer much to the nose but tasty, nothing special but a good, enjoyable beer. I will gladly have another of these.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of newaquarius
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is the beer the put magic hat on the map and for good reason. They're right by calling it a not quite a pale ale, as the color is more of a paler amber if you will. The smell is floral and fruity and this matches the taste. It goes down smooth with a faint fruitiness mixed with the malt flavors. The fruit flavor is apparent but not overwhelming, especially not present enough to be considered a "fruit beer" in my opinion. Overall it's a good refreshing beer for a hot summer night.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,761 ratings