#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

5,721 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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Photo of dgilks
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden amber colour with a smooth, off-white head. Fair head retention.

Ripe apricot aroma with light citrus notes. Quite sweet. Does what it says on the packet.

Smooth, creamy malt with a light bitterness and moderate apricot flavour. Good.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

This is a really easy beer to drink. Nothing special but it has all the basics and would work as a good intro to craft.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Noxious26
2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a "shorty" glass on-tap at The Yardhouse in San Antonio. Had it a couple of weeks ago, review done from notes.

Hazy light amber almost peach colour. Off-white head is 1/2 inch and bubbly. Spots of lacing here and there.

Aroma of citrus fruity hops and apricots.

Tastes like a standard American Pale Ale with an Apricot profile. Caramel with citrus and floral hops all with an apricot overtone.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Can't say this is my favourite. I'm not a big fruit beer guy and this was listed under Pale Ales at the Yardhouse, so not what I was really craving. Worth a try though.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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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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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.74/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark amber with a small head.
Nose shows apricot and floral notes, with bland malt underneath. Pretty faint.
Some apricot is present as a flavour too, but mainly it's just cardboard and slightly grainy malt which spoils it.
Body seems watery.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,721 ratings
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