mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Dark golden pour, medium white head. Aroma was citrus and a little malt. Taste was hops, mostly citrus. Some earty tones and malt. A bit thin, but overall smooth. Good beer but not great. Leans more towards an ipa.
EyeAmBaldman (365) - Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep golden with a thick white head. Hops on the nose with a slight citrus flavor. Thin mouthfeel with a ton of hops and a citrus finish. Not bad, but I’ve had better.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight hop nose. Starts like a pale ale, finishes like a Yeungling. Not my favorite.
PhatB420 (714) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz into a glass. Pours a cloudy hazy and distinctly bronzed gold copper. Plenty of lacing, soft white and mellow. Head is medium and light. Aroma is wheaty, soft hops, pine, and no scent dryer sheets. Taste is like a wheat IPA, fresh, bitter hops, a very dry peach factor, and smooth earth soil touch. Bitter and dry all over, refreshing but still dry. Dry after finish. Not bad
tnkw01 (1288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I’ve only had a couple IPLs but I can actually say I think I like them. Gold color with a nice head. Aroma is light spice and hints of citrus. Taste starts off with a IPA taste up front but ends in a nice, crisp pale lager finish.
Beerthoven (16) - - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent and moderately priced IPA. Not spectacular but definitely above average. Magic Hat is a solid label with great style.
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Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My bottle shows this as "Magic Hat Dream Machine IPL." Smells beery, as my friend cheap might say. It gives a nice pour, deep golden body with a decent white head and sheets of lace. The aroma, as stated above, is beery with just a bit more citrus hopping than one would expect in a premium lager. There’s a touch of caramel corn in the flavor, fortunately supplanted by citrus hop tastes and a moderate zesty bitterness. This is a decent enough brew and I’ll mayhaps drink it again, but I won’t be seeking it out.
Slubgob (210) - West Hartford, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hard to tell color but appears hazy. Nose of hops, grapefruit.in the mouth reliably unremarkable. Grapefruit hops his in back and lingers. Sorry of an overly hoped ale or ipa lacking body.
DrinkinWell (335) - - MAY 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear orangish amber. Some citrus on the nose, hints of orange peel and coriander. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. The hoppy bitterness only comes out at the back of the tongue; the rest is a creamy sweet mouthfeel that overwhelms the hops. This hybrid style leans too much toward the citrus.
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Office Party, Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is mild sort of nondescript hops with some citrus and meh all over. Taste is slightly bitter. Doesn’t really rise to an IPL or a strong lager in my opinion. Not enough caramel for a vienna. It really doesn’t do much in any direction.