Odd Notion - Hibiscus Red (Winter 2010) | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Odd Notion - Hibiscus Red (Winter 2010)Odd Notion - Hibiscus Red (Winter 2010)

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Metalmonk on 10-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Shellynix
1.54/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

I had high hopes for this, but the hibiscus flavor was overwhelming.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +29.9%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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5/5  rDev +59.2%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out with decent looking red body and a thin white head. The smell of the beer has some malts and the littlest amount of hibiscus on the nose. The flavor was a bit watered down to me. The hibiscus was barely noticeable and the other flavors were the same way. The mouthfeel was light, I feel it should have been much thicker. Overall I see these odd notion brews gradually getting worse over time. The Belgian Chocolate stout was probably the best from a few years ago, but since then they just been on a downfall.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When i poured this beer it has a red copper body with 2"fizzy white head that vanishes quickly. The smell is kinda fruity no hops that i can detect. The taste is malty but not a lot of hops. The mouth feel is ok. Overall this is a ok beer. I might revisti this beer, if they make it again.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
3.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap @ Pour Judgement in Newport, RI- $5 a pint. Never seen an Odd Notion on tap, so I had to get it.

A- Nice shimmering ruby red body, almost no head to speak of, tiny off-white bubbles form an outer ring, but that's about it.

S- Very sweet- floral, lilac (or hibiscus, I suppose). Some orange as well.

T- Sweet honeysuckle and lilac, building malts balance the flowers nicely. A smidge of twiggy earthiness, with some tea-like flavors as well.

M- Despite no head the carbonation was fine. Very quaffable. Sweetness is curtailed by a moderately dry and crisp finish. I enjoyed the uniqueness of it.

O- I was impressed- This one's either way better on tap or criminally underrated.. an enjoyable (if unconventional) ale.


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