Demo | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
432
pDev:
15.16%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJmon13
2.94/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of HamdenHector
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

A; opaque; very dark brown; 1 finger medium brown head that receded to a very thin cap; nice lacing;

S: roasted grain and bittersweet chocolate; no hop character;

T: not a lot of flavor; what's there follows the nose; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: not enough hop character in either the aroma or flavor;

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3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Exeggutor
2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brewnme
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timc32
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of electrobop
2.94/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had a devil of a time trying to find this brew on Beer Advocate, so here I have added it...

Though it doesn't pour "black" it does pour dark, and it has a decent head and very good lacing down the pint glass. The smell was underwhelming, in that I couldn't pull anything out of note. The feel was crisp, smooth, and very drinkable, which I could say the same thing about the taste - decent enough to down more than one in one sitting. Overall, I wasn't overly impressed, but I wasn't disappoint. I am glad I have several of these to enjoy and I'm definitely looking forward to it.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle on January 15, 2016. Look is opaque brown with a tan head and some lingering lacing. Smell is hoppy with chocolate and deep roasted malt aromas. Taste is hoppy, some spice notes with chocolate and dark roasted malt flavors. Feel is medium to light in body with a clean dry finish. Worth a try.

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3.19/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billybob
3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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1.44/5  rDev -58%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.71/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: Thin black body with medium to heavy bubbles on the body. Tan head drops quick after a sip.

Smell: Light malts.

Taste: Bitter and malty, light smoked feel makes you think bit of meat inside a fireplace.

Mouth: medium carbonation, dry feel at the end. Comes off a light sour.

Overall: Descent beer but there's much room for improvement. I can think of a few better black IPAs I'd rather grab. Always in a glass, Salud!

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Photo of Karenremom
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scotorum
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

MAGIC HAT DEMO BLACK IPA 12/24/16

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a; Nearly opaque black with some clear buy at the bottom. Finger thick offwhite head receded to thin surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Slight roasty malt.

t; Follows the nose with a light hope bite.

m; Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; A mild black IPA, drinkable and pleasant.

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Photo of bluehende
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AGoodStout
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zotzot
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Demo from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 432 ratings
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