dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great citrus aroma, I almost think I smell oranges.Bitterness from start to finsh. Body was lacking. Good IPA though,always a treat to find this on tap.
notalush (5623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2003 A great IPA. I haven't met a Magic Hat I didn't like, maybe with the exception of Hocus Pocus. (PS...My cat loves IPAs, and he really liked this one).
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good beer to drink while watching bangbus to bangbus
argo0 (12772) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty hop aroma. Good balance in the body. Finishes a little to the dry side. A very drinkable IPA.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
urbanight23 (10) - USA - JUL 17, 2002
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
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.