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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:
#33,653
Reviews:
662
Ratings:
1,325
pDev:
13.39%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
138
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of Z-man
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boku56
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scott2269
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | 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 1,325 ratings
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