#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

5,720 Ratings

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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Alright, I tried this beer about a year ago and was not pleased with it. I bought some today, and I was pleasantly surprised. Pours a murky amber/orange with a thick white head that levels out quickly. It leaves a residual ring of foam with excellent lacing. The nose consists of apricot and mango with a hint of malt. The hops are there too if you look for them hard enough. The taste comes across very fruity with an underlying bitterness that eventually gives way to a pleasant malty finish. It has relatively low carbonation with a slight oily mouthfeel. I am enjoying every sip. I will definately purchase this beer again.

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Poured into Magic Hat #9 etched pint glass.

A - Amber with one finger of head. Once head receded there was a small ring of foam around the outside. Minimal lacing.

S - Biscuity malt followed by grassy hop aroma laced with fruit notes, specifically ripe grape and berry.

T - Follows the aroma, with the fruity notes somewhat more noticeable. The hoppy and fruity flavors balance each other out quite nicely.

M - light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Pretty unique take on a pale ale and very refreshing. I pick this up periodically.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,720 ratings
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