MarkSachon (725) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. I’m gonna go on strike against Magic Hat! Most of my ratings for this brewery end up beeng negative and I have to wonder if I’m wasting funds trying to find a good one amongst their awful offerings. A word of warning to those who go there.
onceblind (5311) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brilliant copper like a brand new penny, under a wee foamy white head. Pleasantly grassy and leafy bitter aroma with a smooth biscuity undertone. Medium-full bodied with a nice doughy malty backbone, with a big hop profile of bitter grassy and resiny hops. Full yet balanced with a bright and bitter hop smack.
Ed5388 (2515) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Pours a clear amber color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of grain, sweet lemon, and a hint of caramel malt. Taste of grain, lemon pulp, grapefruit zest, grass, and pine.
cheap (4525) - 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 (560) - - 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 (5064) - 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 (1642) - 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 (3114) - 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 Cugino’s. 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 (1676) - 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 (2384) - 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 I’m 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.