#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
78
okay
5,683 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay
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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
Ratings:
5,683
Reviews:
1,697
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
17.94%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
1,263
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,683 |  Reviews: 1,697
Photo of duvel1979
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madakassal
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jleavitt08
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGoodStout
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
4.66/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A smooth, Blueberry taste that hits in just the right place, an easily drinkable ale.

Taste Rating in Words: You lay down after a long day of work on those beautifully smelling, fresh sheets, as you slide to sleep you cant help but think how relaxing and comfortable your life just became.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmoore32
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nater919
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of user785335
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jstuart23
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigSmooth12
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Frank69
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDW4195
3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stephan16
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SkeletonBitch
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbf190
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jayfarley3
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crotharagain
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this over 20 years ago and thought it was great because I knew nothing. Tried again recently for nostalgia purposes - meh. Underwhelming.
It's a gateway craft beer that can't hold it's own against the latest and greatest. If you want to try a fruity ale I'd go with Grapefruit Sculpin or Festina Peche.

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Photo of colts9016
2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pint glass at 41 degrees. Appearance is a medium amber color with orange and reddish hues. The clarity of the is clear with some carbonation bubbles. The head is white frothy, and one finger thick.

N: A fruity nose with stone fruit, toasted malt, lemon, floral, and perfume and yeast.

T: fruity with stone fruit, toasted malt, lemons, floral, perfume, yeast, and a pharmaceutical note.

M: A creamy note, carbonated, and finish a little short.

O: This is an average fruit beer, I would have like to tasted more fruitiness.

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Photo of icemanexit
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kamahl16
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbaz
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 0_0
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The wheat/barley classic Magic Hat. Its the refreshing light summer beer thats perfect for downing as few at your local bar without breaking the bank.

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#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 5,683 ratings.
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