#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
78
okay
5,670 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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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
Ratings:
5,670
Reviews:
1,695
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
18.24%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
1,254
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,670 |  Reviews: 1,695
Photo of Samputnam14
4.45/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benl7217
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liam_mcnulty
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zrroot
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spaceman24
2.38/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

I drank it from the bottle. It tasted like if you mixed a pale ale with that lavender scented toilet paper that I bought by accident once before I knew it existed and I thought it was just regular angel soft.

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Photo of jg24rules
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newcastlemike
3.79/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karenremom
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clake
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.42/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of Dylanlikesbeer
4.07/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phantom2665
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hutchman25
3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing brew for a hot day.
Hints of apricot/peach flavor. Not real bitey, would not classify it as a pale ale, but nice alternative to your ordinary go to.

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Photo of MFMB
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This Beer confused me, mainly because it was listed under the hoppy/floral category at the Yardhouse Vegas. So I was expecting a IPA-APA. This turned out to be a fruit beer. Lots of peach and mango on the nose and taste. Reminded me a lot of Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot. Had a sort of peach nectar feel and taste to it. Had I looked it up on beer advocate first I would have known what I was getting. It was okay just a bit to sweet for me.

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Photo of LJSchoppert
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Amber with little head
S: A lot of apricot, as expected
T: Sweet and a bit medicinal. Not a huge fan.
F: Nice and crisp
O: I feel like this is a very nice pale ale that someone accidentally spilled a bunch of apricot syrup in. I'm not opposed to fruit-augmented beer in principle, but this one is a bit of a mess. There just isn't enough beer to keep up with the apricot, so it ends up tasting like a bad malt soda. A brew of historical interest for New Englanders, it's not really worth much on its own merit.

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Photo of Jtall78
2.55/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours an amber / dark golden color with minimal head. Smells of fruit and malt. Taste is fruity up front with hints of apricot and tangerine, then it gets a bit medicinal and that taste just won't let go for me. Very mild hops throughout. I'm not a hop-head, but the medicinal or artificial taste kills this one for me. Probably will not buy again.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a one finger white head. Aroma of citrus, slightly floral, and a bit of Belgian funk. Taste is sweet, citrus, honey. Light to medium body.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackVeg
2.84/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Smells of malt mostly with some faint fruity sweet smell somewhere in there. I'm tasting some fruit along with a solid malt backbone with just the hint of hop bitterness. It's a bit watery on the finish and it's there that I taste some wheat? Coming through. I think this is more complex than some people think and yet easy drinking. Pretty good I think.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.23/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 5,670 ratings.
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