MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sample Date: 9/3/2010 Source:Other) Pint at Bottoms Up Pizza. Aroma is non-existent other than a bit of citrusy hops. Clear amber copper with no head. Very sweet. Clean with a light citrus hop character. Kind of a pale ale but maybe on a lager yeast and seems very under attenuated.
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium bodied, big on the malts, grainy taste as well. Tastes a bit watery as well. Not their best effort.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber with a ring of cream froth. bready malts, sweet caramel, slight hops, more caramel. decent palate, caramel, bread, super sweet finish, light bitterness.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fairly uninteresting and uninspiring. A boring malt character leads to a grainy astringent sharpness and further notes of blah. Thin palate with a clean finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2195) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
one has a few different options when searching for a fall weather beer and, often times, the types of beer available will fit the Autumn season of wane ie preparation for winter. hex is a particularly enjoyable brew in my mind because it is frothy and a bit foamy with a hop profile like soap and a bark like taste and finish that is appropriate and not sweet and malty. i enjoy this beer because it is satisfying and a bit magical in its difference without being contrived. the carbonation is tight and vibrant which in my mind has a lot to do with the overall mistique of beer. and the brew seems so very appropriate yet somehow optimistic as we think it may very well appear for us again next year. you experience, you learn appreciation! ont he days when your not overly concerned about the kids and the house sit back with this on the porch and go ahead take one drag on a good cigar, and fortify witht this Magi Hex, then get back to work.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Bottoms Up on 09/03/2010. Very clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet floral hop aroma on a pale malt background. Somewhat grainy floral hop flavor on a pale malt background. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours an amber mahogany with a fluffy two-finger head that fizzles to a little white ring. Nose is nutty and maybe a little malty. Medium body but not too much flavor- nuts, malts, an itty bit of spice, but really just kind of watered down. Finish gives way to a little bit of hops and sweet malts. Definitely good for the style, but it’s just not really my style.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, wet grain, and slight spice. Poured amber in color with a small, loose, fizzy, off-white head that disappeared except for around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, slight spice, light bread, light vegetables, and light hops. Light to medium body. Average, then lightly sticky and dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, bread, and vegetable finish is slightly sweet and lightly bitter.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at CAH innsbrook. Thanks Shelly? Clear light amber pour with ring of offwhite head. Slightly apple nose with some caramel malts, which becomes more pronounced in the flavor, along with an astringent, old light bitter noble hop note. Medium watery body. A metallic twinge. Not that great. Nice label art though.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling.
Aroma: The nose is light and a bit pukey. There are some light grain and toast notes, but not much else.
Appearance: It pours a hazy amber color with a small, frothy, off-white head. The head doesn’t hang around long.
Taste: The pukey taste greets me up front and thankfully quickly passes. On the downside, there is an odd acridic bittterness paired with a slight toastiness. There is a touch of caramel in the background. This one almost seems more alt in style.
Palate: Light to medium body with average carbonation with a medium to longer, lightly bitter finish.
Overall: This one seems a bit out of balance and overall isn’t that great. I don’t recommend picking this one up off the shelf.