cheap (4478) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
smells like strong dull ipa. medium rocky head. from a bottle. quite strong personality at first but it seems to mello just a tad after the first gulp. decently good co2 for a highly hopped brew. medicinal finish. seems like more than 6%, does not hide alky well.
samsmith33 (524) - - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Pine, hops, citrus.
Appearance: light orange, clear. Wispy, white head.
Taste: a touch smokey, crisp , hoppy Pine aftertaste. Goes down easy and quickly.
Feel: light, airy, medium carbonation.
A very drinkable IPL.
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy with a frothy top white colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated transparent dark orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a lingering malty aftertaste. The odd tasting flavor contained notes of bitter cardboard spices hops and malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours two fingers of head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is like lemon cotton candy. Interesting.
The taste has a grainy-lemon undertone of bitterness all the way through, with some good malt backup. Nicely balanced.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Nice with some good flavor.
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Cuginoís. It poured a hazy golden/amber color with a white head. The aroma was of roasted malts and some heavy grassy hops. The taste was medium hoppy with grass and a slight roastiness.
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not too bad. Mild on the hops. Smooth and sweet. I thought that it had more amber lager qualities and could have used and supported more hops.
boxofrane (2342) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Wegmans. This is a style Iím usually happy for but Magic Hat underwhelms me 95% of the time. This pours clear golden with a small white head that dissipates in seconds to a small film. The aroma has some faint floral notes, a tad bit of straw. Nothing that makes you think of a significant hop profile. If you would compare this to an IPL like Citra Mantra.. Citra Mantra would be a 700 on the ten scale and this would be a 1. This is basically a slightly hopped lager follows suit with Magic Hats "I Brew Crap" quality.
pagecampbell (1) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love this beer. Itís the best yet and would love to see it at stores and bars more than #9.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy and creamy off-white head, medium to long retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy, herbal and pine hops, pineapple and pear notes, meal and Pils malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light vinous notes, crisp and lightly sweet malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle poured into shaker. Clear amber color with two fingers of bubbly off-white head. Somewhat muted hop aroma with some bready undertones. Taste seems more towards the lager end of the spectrum, with the signature finish. Itís perhaps a bit hoppier than a typical lager, but not overly so. While thereís certainly nothing wrong with this, Iím not sure I understand the point of an IPL. Of course I used to think the same thing about Belgian IPAís, but Iíve found a few of those I like. I guess what Iím trying to say is "meh".