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So named for its ability to make rafts disappear, Magic Hole is the Kennebec Riverís biggest challenge. Dedicated to those with a "GO FOR IT" attitude, this bold, unrepentant ale is liberally hopped with premier East Kent Goldings. (Also available year round throughout central Maine in 12 oz 6 packs, and on draught).


twitcher's rating

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2009
bottle. Pours a deep copper color, decent inch or so of off white head that sticks around pretty well and leaves plenty of lace on the glass. Aroma is not promising... loads of sticky caramel sweetness. Faint floral bitterness, but nose is dominated by sweet malt notes. Flavor starts with some light floral bitterness. Hop profile shows that light floral notes, some faint spicy notes, and thatís about it. Sweetness tones down from the nose- more balance shows in the flavor, but all the aspects are weak and lack character. Palate is thin and watery, mildly carbonated, with nothing much on the finish. Overall, a pretty disappointing IPA. Maybe better on tap? Iíd hope so.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Oh yeah, this one, how could I ever forget this one. Okay, well here goes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-light to glossy orange to yellow color body with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. The smell seemed to try to have some light spicy to sweet citrus hops, but came across pretty mild for the most part. The taste took those flavors and added a slight sweet maltiness to it. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body and had a fairly decent sessionability about it. Overall, its a decent AIPA, but nothing to go overboard about.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSquare (116) - - SEP 22, 2012
Solid IPA. Does seem to have a lightness to it that you wouldnít necessarily expect, and itís right on the edge of being genuinely hoppy sharp. . . but itís not. Very good drinkable IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2011
tap at the brewpub - Pours lightly hazy orange with a lasting off-white head that laces heavily. It has a hop heavy aroma with ample pine and a hint of citrus. The flavor packs some good bitterness but the malt body is a bit underwhelming and the hop complexity suggested by the aroma doesnít come through as well in the flavor. Thatís not to be too harsh. Itís still fairly good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1088) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2011
Orange colour. pine cones and light malt aroma. medium body, some bitterness on the finish. light.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Great IPA. Aromas of grass, caramel, and apricot. Taste has a sweet start, with a bitter bite. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a frothy head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4348) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White micro head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Caramel, bread and mild resin aromas. Slick with upfront sweet caramel turning flat in the lasting pine finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hayduke (3341) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 1, 2010
From a trading box by The Wheelman. This poured a copper color with and off-white head and light lacing. Nose has a light floral aroma and some odd other odors. Medium body and thin and watery mouthfeel. Flavor is lightly bitter but again there are some odd nuances there that I do not like. I am always anxious to try new beers but this one was not my favorite IPA by a long shot.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2397) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Pours a one finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy and yeasty nose. Flavor is mostly hop bitterness, some caramel and yeast. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a medium off white head. Nose is piney and resiny hops with earthy malts. Palate is sticky with a clean finish. Flavor of earthiness, bread and dough, with resiny hop notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Definitely leaning towards English-style IPA. Vegetal hops and just a hint of light caramel in the aroma. The flavor has some sweetness up front lingering through to the medium-light bitter finish. OK.


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