#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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3.39 w/ 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: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks very thin, light amber with bubbly action and a briefly lingering finger of a head.
I don't smell much here! Is it me? I finally whiff a hint of light fruit (peach/apricot), and some grain maybe.
Taste surprised me a bit. A strawberry carrot impression, and a tangy tartness follows.  Reminded immediately of Tweason by DFH which I tried a month back. This #9 beer though is not off-putting for what it tries to do, it's just not complex. Malt hint.  
Mouthfeel is medium to maybe thin, with average carbonation.  
I'm drinking this with a watermelon slice to eat, and it's not bad by any means, just not a favorite. I could see this as a summer session beer when you're not craving hops.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing based on the bottle I just drank, though I've had this beer countless times from bottles, taps, and growlers.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear pale amber color with a small white head. Smell right up front of apricot and other fruits. Slight hint of citrus to the smell as well. Rather sweet smelling. Taste is interesting, definitely get a lot of apricot, also tastes a lot like peach. There's a nice malty sweetness in the background as well as a citrus and spicy bitterness to balance things out. Medium carbonation and a medium body make this beer very pleasant to drink. Finishes nice a clean with a crispness to it. I have to say this may not be one of my highest rated beers, but it's one that I keep coming back to. It's so readily available around here and so reasonably priced that it's a really good value for what you get. I also always enjoy drinking it during this time of year (fall). So to sum it up, not the greatest, but an excellent value as far as what you get for what you pay for it.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 30.3% out of 100 with 5,720 ratings
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