malkyore (215) - - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I normally enjoy a good ipa and this is no exception. Pours murky reddish brown. Aroma is citrus and fruits. Taste is hops. That’s pretty much it... Grapefruit maybe, hints of orange peel and a touch of malt. Overall it’s just a hoppy little ipa... It pairs well with the rest of the beers in the summer sampler because of what a break it is from the insanity that is some of the beers in this package....
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/07/2011: Magic Hat Blind Faith I.P.A. on Tour... Aroma: Big, citrusy aroma with a bit of nice toffee maltiness. Appearance: Dull. burnt orange color with a crown of beige-colored foam. Flavor: Orange-grapefruit aroma with a twist of bitter citrus peel/pithe; floral finish along with a good amount of pine sappiness; slightly dry finish. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; oily texture. Overall: Wow, this is a nicely hopped IPA with a generous bitterness; flavorful, sessionable, and quite enjoyable.
3/4 pint bottle (6.2% ALC./VOL.) from The Anderson’s General Store in Toldeo, Ohio. Rating #632 for this beer.
BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: BevMo in Mission Valley North (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $15.99 for a Summer Scene variety 12-pack
Purchased: July 26, 2013
Consumed: July 29, 2013
Misc.: Part of the I.P.A. on Tour series (I guess?)
Poured a dark caramel amber color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy khaki-white, almost straight white, head. Decent amount of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides. Great retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled a mix of hops and fruit up front. Got Cascade hops, citrus hops, floral hops, pine, lemon, lime and faint grapefruit.
Tasted a bit earthier and raw than the smell. The bitterness and 6.2 percent ABV is apparent as well. Got floral hops, citrus hops and even a bit of resin hops. Also pine, lime, grapefruit rind, tangerine and tangerine rind. Seems much stronger than 6.2 percent.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish.
A decent beer for the style. I kept trying to remember that it’s not an American IPA, but an English IPA. The basic #9 was the best of the four in this variety pack.
DrSilverworm (6982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, from Party Town. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Lots of fine particles in the body. Pours with a bigger off-white head. Decent bits of lace. More of a soapy hop aroma, lightly citrusy. Big caramel, spicy malt profile, and some unwelcome metallic. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Mediocre... Definitely subpar for an IPA. A lot of soapy hop and caramel/spicy malt. Doesn’t taste fresh or assertive, nor malty or balanced...
LiMuBai (187) - - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice full hoppy aroma, clear amber color. Grapefruit qualities of taste with bitter finish.
jslorenz (6) - Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper orange with small off-white head. Malt and yeast dominate the aroma. Mildly hoppy.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint hops nose. Some stone friut along with hop citrus. Overall its basically a watered down ipa. Decent not great
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a massive white head that is made up entirely of tiny bubbles. Aromas of sour. Taste of sour. Seems infected. Not good at all. Drainpour.
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to my belly. English style on this IPA that brings the dry bitterness and malty aspects.
PhatB420 (648) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz into a brew fest sampling glass, b/c its cool. A nice ipa here, sweetness from the malt/hop build is forth right and emminent, hops due turn over in the middle and end of disgestion. Its not too overal hoppy or fresh for an ipa, more along the lines of a pale ale hopped up a bit, but the sweetness then disagrees witht htat. Color is a nice bronzed orange. Taste is very flavorful though and a nice drinker. there is no overbearing ipa punch, Im reminded of a maibock, a wheat ipa, and the hoppy pale rather. But i have faith in the brew overall. another fun choice from the Hat.