#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
78
okay
5,697 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay
Read the review
#9#9
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:
5,697
Reviews:
1,702
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
17.94%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
1,270
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,697 |  Reviews: 1,702
Photo of buckyp
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of tweimer48
4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of poogas
4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of illini4x4
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mctizzz
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of MrKennedy
2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle from Woolworths Liquor, West Ryde, poured into a Golden Monkey tulip.

Pours an old gold colour with a nice small bubble, creamy looking head of off-white foam which retains extremely well. Little bit of wave lacing.

Smells sweet, honey is certainly there, sweet malt and candied and dried apricot. Not bad, but a touch sweet/perfumey if anything.

Taste is too sweet with a tiny bit of bush honey mixed with heaps of sweet malt and a little bit of a variation in the apricot that you smell.

Drinkability suffers with the sweetness. Nice body, but the finish is cloying and makes this a real slow sipper, when it ought to be a sessionable ale.

Below par, it doesn't do what a pale ale should and that is be refreshing and decently drinkable. Was keen to try this when I saw it, not real keen to buy another sadly. A pale ale with apricot seems like it could work, but this needs more work.

 904 characters

Photo of TDRudy
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of corbs
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of UnderPressure
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Sailracer
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of andrewborstein
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of spelletier
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of JxExM
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of dansmcd
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear as glass, orange amber colour, a short lived thin white head, no lacing.

S - Apricot, orange and hint of yeast. Not a bad nose.

T - Honey and apricot with the slightest of hop bitterness.

M - Light to medium body with high carbonation.

O - Refreshing enough for a hot afternoon but not one for developed palates.

 326 characters

Photo of n2pux
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of mitchellaneous
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of robieobie1
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of tjeppaint
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of fdig23
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of jamesrange62
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of voidrunner
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of mikerems
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Joelbear5
4.25/5  rDev +25%

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 5,697 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.