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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
...created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life’s road, and interpreting signs in the voyages of the spirit. Brewed in homage to the wisdom of visionaries everywhere who blaze paths into uncharted territories. Our take on an India Pale Ale (IPA.) A deep golden amber ale with a rich up-front malty nose finishing with a big, hoppy bite. Dry-hopped to finish with a big fresh (Cascade) hop flavor. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Orange/brown body medium head with nice lacing. Citrusy hop nose and flavor. Dry finish. Decent IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Pours with an amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. Slightly sweet and slightly fruity hop aroma with grainy, grassy notes and a touch of malt. Sweet and fruity hop flavor with a good malt background and a touch of bitterness. The finish is slightly bitter and hoppy. Light to medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2003
On draught at The Old Bay in New Brunswick, NJ. Pours a rich amber color with a very thin off-white head. The aroma is very hoppy with a hint of malt as well. Medium body, with a lot of hops and not too much malt balance to begin with, but later on there seemed to be more. The finish is short and hoppy. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2003
Bottle. Dark orange, brown and red tints, medium head that stayed with the beer. Nice aroma of hops, grapefruit, grass, Vermont. Hops are there in the mouth, but this has a nice malt backing as well. Mild carbonation, making for a smooth drink. Little less hops hitting you in the face compared to other American IPA's, and I liked that. May be good enough to get me back into IPA's. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3899) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Big grapefuit aroma but a slightly odd edge, seemingly artificial, that made it suspect to me. Amber/copper color, not a lot of head. Some stickiness and a bit oily, a decent mouthfeel. (gravity pour at GBBF 2003)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3685) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2003
Cask (gravity), GBBF2003. Hazy amber, no head and low condition. Hoppy american aromas with some caramel balance, grapefruit and toffee in the mouth and full long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Amber body with sizable foamy head. Serious lacing all the way down the glass. Nice hop aroma (Cascade again???) Seems to be the hop of choice for Northeast brewers. Not a big aroma but enough to satisfy. I'm noticing the northeast IPA's are more balanced and not as big as the west coast IPA's. This is a refreshing ale but nothing really outstanding. Flavor is mild but balanced. Certainly more flavor than their Pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Tap at brewery: Big hoppy aroma, but the body is overtaken by a dry bitterness without much malt backbone. Smooth and easy-drinking, but not what I'm looking for in an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
Very nice IPA. Not outstanding, but always nice in a pinch. Never had a bad one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jwest (10) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Hoppy aroma, too bad the flavor doesn't live up to the promise. Good mouthfeel, but a little more carbonation would be nice. A well-intentioned IPA that could use a more complex hop character. The best Magic Hat brew I've tried.

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