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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
...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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12126) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Nice English-style IPA. Malty aroma, but also some pine. Good hoppiness throughout -- very well balanced. Quite bitter aftertaste. At times it seemed a little watery/thin. Overall not my favorite, but still a decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Not bad, though I found it wanting for hops. Very drinkable, but lacking that special difference I expect in a great IPA. Not as floral and not hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Nice malty hop aroma. Good balance in the body. Finishes a little to the dry side. A very drinkable IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2002
A nice rich hoppy taste. rerate: tried it again after having a few more IPAs under my belt. It has a chewieness that is reminiscent of Samuel Smiths, but it isnt nearly as smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2002
Quite good though not as big as I expected. A very smooth nicely balanced beer. Sweet and spicy upfront, resiny in the middle, and a fresh hoppy, lingering finish, though not overly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10085) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2002
This beer rocks. Although they are usually vague, mysterious and really just plain annoying, MAGIC HAT’S commercial description pretty much hits the nail on the head for this beer. HopHeads...try it, you’ll like it.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
urbanight23 (10) - USA - JUL 17, 2002
this is the worst beer i have ever had in my life. Malt liquor tastes better than this. i almost vomited during a beer pong game trying to choke this stuff down.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2003 Has a nice amber color and a hop smell. Taste is of hops and finishes way too bitter for me. Overall it was really not that good. Maybe I got a bad batch...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 musty oaky black pepper and hops on the nose. Copper color witha agood sized pillowy head. Not very hoppy but with a musty strong oaky finish, very distinctive yeast

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Lusty hops with a dash of salt…Falling leaves and malty earth…Thirst-quenching…


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