#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. capped bottle (Enjoy Before APRIL 13 2012) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2-finger cream-colored head that slowly dissipates over a couple minutes to a thin, even dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a perfectly clear orange straw with a decent amount of small carbonation bubbles. Some light lacing can be seen throughout consumption but never really sticks around that long.

The first sniff delivers a quick hit of apricot. Digging a little deeper finds notes of honey and plant leaves.

Sour and sweet notes hit the tongue simultaneously at the beginning of each sip. Of course, an apricot flavor is present along with notes of mandarin orange and pineapple. Upon swallowing the apricot flavor immediately becomes weak and a dull hop flavor comes out that has a slightly tropical character.

Light to medium bodied with strong carbonation, this beer has great drinkability. The body is a little thin which could be hindering the strength of the flavors. However, this of course makes this beer easy-drinking, soft on the palate, and rather refreshing. The carbonation is a little overly fizzy but definitely assists the body in creating a very drinkable beer.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 5,706 ratings.
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