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#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#42,434
Reviews:
1,708
Ratings:
5,721
pDev:
17.99%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
1,280
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,721 |  Reviews: 1,708
Photo of unclekeith
3.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baldy00
2.53/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chasmandocharles
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of RAFH
3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DocWaters
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GulDukat88
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MackT
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this at a pool room where this was considered top shelf.
Certainly better than the usual pedestrian fare. Not a bad brew, aroma is light and okay, mouthfeel decent, nothing really good nor bad here. When I'm back at that pool room, rack em up, Gimmie a #9.

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Photo of wiescins
2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Grackos
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JT23
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Houser
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IBUBrew
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Atg1095
3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dotASC
3.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A decent crisp beer with a medium sweetness and light body.

Looks typical clear amber poured into a pint with a standard thumbs width of foam. Smells good to me, light and floral. Would probably breach the cusp of cloy if the beer had more character, but it knows it's limits and settles well into average and drinkable.

Likewise taste is interesting without being adventurous. It hints at an interesting concept but chooses to suggest instead of delivering. Probably for the best, as I could see this idea turning into a nasty end product.

As is, I'd actually recommend this if it showed up on your doorstep. Very drinkable. Light, smooth and not overpowering. Standard.

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Photo of Narthax
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chewy414
3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crisp and refreshing with nice after taste.

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Photo of dubnation
3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akolb
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2624LuisNY
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Satorn
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ordered at The Quarry in Tuchakoe, NY. Poured golden to light copper color with a 3/4 inch head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving significant lacing. Nose: just a hint of apricot/pear; palate: like a lager, but again with fruity notes, especially on the back end of swallowing. Light body and mouthfeel. Refreshing, if not very complex. Probably good for the beach.

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Photo of deeman13
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LWagoner
2.86/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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