#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

5,697 Ratings
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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 PolarBear3
1.88/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Poured honey/amber colour with a light frothy head that dissipates to a thin film rather quickly only a little lacing.

S - Very sweet apricot, fairy floss or perfume like aromas. Weird..

T - Apricots, mango, sweet sticky toffee apple and candy. Quite syrupy and difficult to consume.

M - light to medium bodied with very little carbonation

O - As a fruit beer definitely not for me this one. Very sickly to drink and I will struggle to finish. Would not recommend.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of carrollmel7
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of CCJ430
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Davit
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jimmah120
2.16/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle with no date

Straw yellow with a red tint. Small head with some staying power. Smells like hay, barley, and flowery incense. Not a great smell for a beer. Taste is hay, malt, and a weird "rose" flavor that translates into a lingering aftertaste. Not terrible, just odd, and kind of off-putting. The beer is crisp and refreshing, but has an odd waxy feel that comes with the strange aftertaste.

Strange beer that some may enjoy, but I sure didn't.

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Photo of bretsky07
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BluBeers
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Zaso
3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of patpbr
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Orange to honey color with a quick to dissipate head
S- apricot
T- not quite a pale ale. but quite refreshing. apricot, orange, honey.
M- nice body, not to heavy but good
O- I think it takes a few to get used to the brew, once that happens it only gets better.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of DocJitsu
2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a yellow gold with a thin white cap. A dried fruit bouquet. Apricot is overpowering throughout. Finishes with a black peppery dish detergent flavor that's nearly indetectable through an apricot perfume that invades the olfactory via the palate. Too gimmicky to be regarded a serious beer. If it were to be a "real" beer, I'd likely give it an even lower rating.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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