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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Floral and caramel aroma with light earth and citrus. Grapefruit and pine flavor with floral notes and malt. Medium bodied. OK bitterness. Floral and grapefruit linger with pine and light caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6817) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
355 ml bottle. From South Burlington, VT.
Clear amber colour with small white head. Fruity sweet American hops, mild bitterness, sweet maltiness and some alcohol deepness in aroma. Fruity hops and some dark bitterness in balanced flavour. Bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6697) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear golden amber with a medium sized white to beige head. Very light citrus hops, toast and a hint of caramel. Medium bodied, toast, but it thins out quickly and gets grainy. Dirty malt, toast and sweetness. Empty, slow bitterness without much hop presence.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
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...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Pours copper and slightly hazy with a creamy diminishing white head. Smells of citrussy hops, yogurt and wildflowers. Tastes lightly citrussy with some spices blended in in the background. Decent citrussy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Bottle pours a dark amber, large frothy white head, sticky lacing, with very light carbonation.   Light hop aroma.   Light hop flavor, some citrus, and a bit malty on the tongue.   Quite sweet at first, but it quickly dies, along with the hop flavor.   Medium body, mouthfeel seems a bit on the thin side.   Finishes with a very light hop flavor, some sweetness (like tea), and a touch of malt.   This comes across as more of a weak Pale Ale as far as I am concerned.   Not bad, but nothing real interesting.   Thanks goes out to jah noth for the trade!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6237) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy dirty orange pour with a small frothy head. Caramel malt dominates the aroma, but there’s a little citrus and herbal hop behind it. Palate is okay, maybe a touch thin. Some artificial characteristics coming out late. Not sure what to think of this one. It’s okay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Pours deep orange with white head, aroma is some nice caramel and citrus malt. Taste is fairly bright hop notes at the beginning, leading to a fairly lasting sweet with a hint of bitter at the end. Not bad, but not enough umph for an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
A light haze shadows the orange to amber pour, creating a mostly lasting small cover that leaves traces on its way down. Mildly buttered nose (Is Magic Hat a ringwood brewery?), playing a range of fruity(apricot, pineapple) and floral aromatics. Faint earthiness peaks through the high-pitched hoppiness that clearly comes from one of the Cs, grapefruity, piney and acidic. Mineral hard water mixes up with crystal malts to procure a sweet and salty tang that feels oriental and saucy. Would pair well with spicy seafood or meats in that regards, I’d go as far as recommending not to have it on its own, it finishes stoney/leafy dry and yeasty (almost metallic), citric in a way that beg pairings. I kinda dig the yeastiness and soft metallic aspects don’t bother my belgian-loving biased point of view as much as most, but I’d imagine die-hard IPA fans wouldn’t enjoy it as much despite 250+ ratings calling me wrong. Light bodied, mellow apparently growing carbonation. Not without reminiscences of my local St-Ambroise pale ale, maybe less cohesively malty and more astringent/salty/fruity in its development. Good!


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