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#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:
#42,793
Reviews:
1,709
Ratings:
5,726
pDev:
17.99%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
1,282
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,726 |  Reviews: 1,709
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CookstLiquor
4.12/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a really nice golden orange colour with a fine white head. The nose on this beer is amazingly fruity and floral with hints of stone fruits mixed in there. On the palate there's also a nice fruitiness, but natural-tasting, not artificial. There's a slight apricot flavour and just the right amount of bitterness to balance everything nicely. The mouthfeel is creamy and pleasant. Very easy-drinking and delicious.

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of beergoot
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a crystal clear golden amber color topped with a thick, sudsy white head; clinging rings and lacing on the glass. Fresh peach aroma with hints of sweetened children's breakfast cereals. Strong peach flavor; subtle, light malt notes; interesting hop bitterness floats up from the background. Clean, dry finish.

I was 'prepared' not to like this after reading some of the other reviews. Yes, it's a bit too fruity for me, but then I'm assuming this is what the brewers' intended. With that, I'd say it's nicely balanced overall, easy drinking; a cross between a pale ale and a fruit beer (in this case, peach). It's not super-sweet or fruit-like, but the peach tones are there without hammering you too much. For my way of thinking, this is more of a "girl-y" beer with its sweet, delicate fruit-like qualities, but this wouldn't be bad for as a hot summer quencher (in moderation), at least until I could pour some classic pilsner-styled beers.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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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  rDev -11.5%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

S- Whoa! Apricot/Peach..

A- The color is great.. But the beer looks flat. Lacks head (never good)

T- Sweet, Clean, Medium finish.. Undeniable fruit

O- Interesting beer.. Bordering on a bit too sweet and fruity for me. But there is something undeniably attracts me to further explore

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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  rDev -11.5%

Photo of lancecenter
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours hazy yellow with a solid three finger head. Pretty good lacing.

S - Dominated by apricots. Maybe some peaches and pears. A little earthy.

T - Once again, dominated by fruits, mostly apricots. Subtle hops and dry finish.

M - Light to medium mouthfeel. I wouldn't mind it being a little heavier with a little more carbonation.

O - I find most fruit/vegetable beers to be overpowering. This, on the other hand, is very drinkable. It's an amazing mix of earthiness and fruit with the classic pale ale. It's not a five star beer by any means, but I feel it's a little underrated.

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Photo of hollywood_15063
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,726 ratings
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