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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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...created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along lifeís 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6585) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (6351) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2013 For Magic Hat this is a great beer. It kind of is #9 mixed with an IPA but in some who knows what way it works. Mistakenly bought another single of this, this time it was infected. Downgrade.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6329) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6130) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6107) - 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, Iíd 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 donít bother my belgian-loving biased point of view as much as most, but Iíd imagine die-hard IPA fans wouldnít 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6086) - Helsinki, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma and a light sweet, dry, fruity, perfumed, hop taste. Medium body with a very dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6027) - 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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
7/17/10. 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange with a fluffy tan head that fades to a ring fast. The aroma is more sweet, malty old ale than IPA, and the flavor delivers the same. Even if the bottle is maybe past itís prime, itís yet again another letdown from Magic Hat.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2007 Almost clear golden copper, medium white head. Pleasant aroma of pine-tree with some grapefruit notes. Unfortunately the taste doesnít go beyond that. Like drinking freshly squeezed pine cone juice mixed with some grapefruit juice. Light-medium bitterness. Generic American hops. Medium carbonation is appropriate. Not complex nor well balanced. More Pale Ale than IPA, and an average at that. Needs some more malt body character. Being a hophead I bought many bottles, thatís gonna teach me to have blind faith in the Blind Faith.


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