Demo | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 432 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
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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Photo of breardon1776
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billybob
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
1.44/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scotorum
3.69/5  rDev +7%
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 -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AGoodStout
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.28/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cgrunin
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of williahd
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zotzot
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.04/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jolivio
2.2/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Look was dark, as to be expected. However, to me the smell and taste was overpowering smokey, almost like artificial liquid smoke was added. To me, it's not what I was looking for in a beer, so I'm going to stay away from this style for a while.

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Photo of Lucoli
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheRamie
2.96/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Magister_Beav
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerLoverCRM
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of daron7
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SkinniePost
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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