Demo | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
79
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432 Ratings
DemoDemo
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Demo is a deliciously dark lick of an India Pale Ale. It’s medley of roasted malts and heady hops will have your senses dancing to the beat of a different I.P.A.

45 IBU

Added by NEhophead on 01-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
432
Reviews:
145
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.07%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Photo of jlindros
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

"All we need is humble patience" so goes the wisdom of Magic Hat.

A big frothy head fades semi slowly with some sticky lacing and a bubbly head left behind, over murky super hazy dark brown reddish maroon color.

Nose has some toasty malts, reddish malts, a bit syrupy, a malty and light nutty aroma, slight musty grape seed hazelnut like aroma.

Taste starts with a light malty dark malt aroma, some toasty and nutty malts, a musty grape seed like flavor too, a weird hop bitter flavor, some light fruit, very dry even to start, and a light fruity hop flavor. Finishes a bit spicy and some earthy hops, dry but sticky, and super dry and bitter grape seed finish.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty meh, pretty much what I expect from Magic Hat these days, very meh beers unfortunately, weird flavors, super dry, some fruits that don't blend, just not very good.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with a bunch of small particles floating about. The head is a toasted khaki color, fairly dense and rocky. Some lacing left on the glass.

The aroma is not very strong, especially for an IPA of sorts. There are light hints of a roasted malt and a barely there hint of hops. There is a bit of a twang in the aroma.

There is a decent hop flavor. Some lime citrus and a leafy fresh hop. There is some cola and roasted nut flavor from the malt, kinda has a home brew flavor to it. Some sour tea like flavors round out the brew.

The feel is light and very carbonated. Sits fairly balanced on the palate, sort of twangy and bitter.

There is some decent flavors and the beer drinks fine. Is it a great "Black Ale", no, not close but its not bad.

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Photo of phantomwyse
3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very, very dark brown body with tawny highlights. Two finger beige head rises quickly and sticks around.

S: The first thing that hits is a whiff of bitterness, slightly citrus and acidic quickly followed by a heavy dose of malts that smell of chocolate and coffee.

T: Light pine, almost dusty. Chocolate powder, instant coffee, malted milk. To be honest, this tastes more like a hoppy porter than an IPA.

M: Medium bodied, slightly dry.

D: It's a decent tasting beer, and as always I appreciate Magic Hat mixing things up a bit, but I fear this is a tad bit off the mark.

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3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Demo from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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