#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:
#43,813
Reviews:
1,714
Ratings:
5,753
pDev:
17.99%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
1,302
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Photo of KevMo84
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rspauldi
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ferociouswalrus
4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This has really become one of my go-tos over the past few years. I'm partial to pale ales and though they don't quite advertise it as one, that's what it is. It's a little hard to describe what makes it so popular but I think it's that it has a lot of complexity without being overwhelming. I think Magic Hat has been a "gateway" craft beer for a lot of folks and I think its successful balancing act may be why.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BeerLovinWoman87
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Amber in color with a small head that quickly faded. The taste is fruity and refreshing. It would be a good "beach beer.". Overall, it's not the best beer ever by a long shot, but it's not a horrible choice either.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2/5  rDev -41%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fruity beer to be enjoyed during the warmer weather months. Just finished some yard work and wasn't looking to combine with a particular type or style of food (which might be limited given the distinctive flavors).

Have had this beer in the past, but probably not for the last 2 years, Bought it as part of a 'sampler' case.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,753 ratings