Hi.P.A. | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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84
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1,320 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
hI.P.A. begins and ends with big, bountiful bites of hops, hops and more hops while maintaining the barest hint of a malty middle in the mouth.

70 IBU

Added by UncleJimbo on 05-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,320
Reviews:
662
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
132
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Thunderballroom
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mriley1984
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sfc92c
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WheelsPSU
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PaleAleSean
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Josholson666
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerma
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good IPA! Little bit of an after taste. Was light considering the abv which is too high for me to drink more then one of. Would be good with a meal.

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Photo of BobMessina
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrunEngr
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mooseo
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of egrapplesberg
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked up in the ipa variety pAck. No date. Poured into pilsner pint glass. Clear golden with one inch head that dissipates to a very thin foam that sits at the surface. Little lacing and carb bubbles. Smell is bready almost like a pale ale or even a pilsner. No tropical aromas that I'm used to in an ipa. Taste fortunaly is better with a bitter citrus and is balanced nicely with malt. Dry finish and oily feel. Aftertaste lingers in the mouth. Another ok beer from Magic Hat. They make par beers that aren't bad but I just won't spend money on them unless it's something I haven't tried. And I hate there are no dates on the bottles. Cheers!

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Photo of GFM
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a pale golden color with two fingers of head. Much lacing, and it lingers. Barely perceptible caramel in the scent, which foretells some sweet malt balance. Somewhat lacking in body. Hop bitterness is present from beginning to end; the malt backbone is evident in the beginning but fades quickly and leaves just the bitterness. Of the Magic Hat IPA offerings, this is my favorite but not a particularly memorable or standout IPA.

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Photo of JG-90
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DevWand
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zinklesmesh
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the best smelling IPAs I've ever had. Amazing notes of citrus and floral hops with a perfect hint of malt. The taste follows, though it's not quite as good as the smell would have you expect. Juicy, fruity, floral hops. Not much perceptible bitterness. More of a distinctly bready/crackery malt flavor than I've had in other IPAs. Very good. The juiciness of this beer is impressive - reminds me of Fresh Squeezed IPA by Deschutes.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of NateF90
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of car2052
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to pint glass

A: Golden yellow, white head.
S: Cream, raspberry, more citrus, and some sweet dough.
T: Sourness and bitterness hit the tongue first. Can't pick out much flavor other than grapefruit.
M: Medium
O: Just another IPA.

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Hi.P.A. from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,320 ratings.
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