#9 | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.39/5
5,720 Ratings
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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:
#42,390
Reviews:
1,708
Ratings:
5,720
pDev:
17.99%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
1,280
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,720 |  Reviews: 1,708
Photo of TBDave
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had two and really enjoyed them. Although I wouldn't want to drink too many. It was very filling, with a sweet fruity taste. Almost no head, but a really nice color.

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Photo of chikinhammr
2.54/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This is my first review, so I may not use all the correct vernacular, although I read the "How To Review A Beer" thread. This beer is described by the brewer as "Not Quite Pale Ale" and I should have known better than to let the eye catching can fool me. This beer is less than stellar, being of thin body, flabby in flavor, and slightly under-carbonated for my taste. This reminds me of a sweeter version (and by sweeter I do not mean maltier) of a readily available commercial English Pale Ale, a beer I hold in low regard. Oddly, on a positive note, I enjoyed the aftertaste more than the beer itself.

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With pulled pork sandwich for lunch, on tap at the New American Cafe in Boston... medium amber with a finger of tan foam... had a moderately fruity and earthy character... smooth and easy-drinking... cafe called it a pale ale but it was darker, maltier, and less hoppy than most I've had; not sure why the site categorizes it as a fruit/vegetable ale, but then again, I'm not sure if it is brewed with any additives... Decent enough, but not to my usual tastes...

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Photo of JamesGrove
3.56/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DareOfTheHog
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Brew_ski
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GratefulNole
1.13/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of KevinL
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JackVegas83
3.04/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kevindp9
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Rufus1
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. Two finger white head that dissipates rapidly to a thin rime. Really pretty lacing.

Mild fruit with hints of apricot and apple.

Tastes bright and clean. No funk at all. Fruit is definitely not the predominant flavor. Thought it would be more fruity. Reminds me of a weak lager except for the lack of hop bite.

Light and refreshing on the palate. Good carbonation. Faint sweet finish.

Overall a nice beer. Very drinkable. Mild is the best word I can think of to describe it.

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Photo of Nace4
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this one right out of the bottle at a picnic. The color was a golden amber. I couldn't tell about the head and lacing. The nose was intriguing: malty, with apricot and interesting spices. The first thing I tasted was apricot and bready malt with some sweet vanilla or caramel. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. You don't even notice the 5.1% ABV. Honestly, I expected a little more from Magic Hat. It was okay to drink with burgers and hot dogs but I wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of petrusek23
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of svobrien
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and refreshing with not much of a head. Smell and carbonation is not strong, but the flavor is subtle but interesting...I just bought a 12 pack and this is the first of many...could grow on me!

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Photo of Dewsby
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L) Pours an amber with small white head that dissipates rather quickly.

S) The smell is interesting. It isn't strong on the hop aromas, it more or less has a belgian import funk to it.

T) Honestly, the same can be said of the taste as the smell. It is definitely interesting, but it isnt super complex or flavorful.

F) Medium-high carbonation. It's fine.

O) eh

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Photo of Allioop
4.78/5  rDev +41%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Natchitoches July 2, 2017

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Photo of EmeraldMist
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours a clear light copper color with a thin and crackly white head that dissolves immediately.
Aroma - Apple cider, grains, sourdough bread.
Taste - Fruity up front, juicy apricot, syrupy sweet, a faint hint of caramel, thin malt towards the end with a tart aftertaste.
Feel - Light-Medium bodied, tart, ample carbonation, refreshing.

Overall - A nice change of pace and all in all a pleasant ale.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

#9 from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5,720 ratings
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