Hi.P.A. | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
#35,839
Reviews:
662
Ratings:
1,330
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
140
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of egrapplesberg
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
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 -1.1%
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 -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DevWand
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zinklesmesh
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
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 +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of car2052
3.33/5  rDev -9%
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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Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerPredator
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank bottle from 12-pack of IPA collection from Magic Hat

Look: Pours with small head and dark golden color

Smell: Grassy, piney. Not overwhelming. Had to search a bit for aromas, but were more apparent after warming for 10 minutes at room temp.

Taste: Dry, biting, and crisp in an approachable way. Slight alcohol finish. Hops are definitely at the forefront over malt.

Feel: Really blows your taste buds up with the bitter hops (which I enjoy). Drying finish that lingers a bit.

Overall: Solid IPA, would drink again. If you like a piney, dry IPA I would encourage you to try it.

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Photo of TLWalsh
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not a huge Magic Hat fan so when I found one of those assortment 12 pks at the grocery I was a bit skeptical but the price was right so hey, why not. The HiPA, Lucky Kat, Electric Peel and Encore were included. I got it home, chilled them down and decided to crack the HiPA first. It pours bright yellow with a thick dense head but as it settled it sort of became more honey toned. There's a bright citrus nose, a decent enough hops presence in the creamy body with a noticeable fruity finish. I enjoyed it plenty and we'll see how the others go. Nice job Magic Hat.

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Photo of Boostie
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johncnh
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cgraham
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeRusso
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lobina
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ssippisam
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Surprised by the hop bill magic hat provided with this one. I'm not big on magic hats brews simply because for the most part they are mediocre. A dry smooth start with good carb, a crisp hoppy mid-taste with a bit of a fruit finish. Id think about buying again.

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Photo of GaryLikesAle
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hi.P.A. from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1,330 ratings