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...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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3656) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1more4dessert (333) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2003
by far best from this brewer I have sampled. Beautiful golden hue, small head but good lacing. I am an IPA afficianado and this is a good one. Plenty of hops but not over the top. I love cascade hops!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Not overly impressed. Too light for an IPA. Fair hopping, but not even close to being worth the 8 bucks I paid for the 6-pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2003
has that little creatures overwhelming lychee aroma. quite flat, in a good way. complex finish with some lemon barley lollies in there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2003
The immediate aroma is of lychees. Quite floral. The moutfeel is softly carbonated, lightly citrusy and floral, with a touch of acidity. The flavour was less hoppy than the aroma suggested. A nice solid IPA, with a nice soft mouthfeel, enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5552) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2004 Hoppy aroma. Taste wasn't as strong as most IPA's i've had recently. Bitter hops and oak was found in the taste. This was very refreshing though on a hot June day.

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