Dacrza (633) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: November 17, 2013... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... OCCASION: one sink leak fixed--tomorrow, the toilet unclogs!... APPEARANCE: golden yellow body--quite light (and bright!) for an IPA--and a thick milky white head; equally thick, cirrus wisps of lacing... AROMA: quite a fragrant floral bouquet with banana, clove and citrus zest--attractive and yet appropriate (!) for an IPA... PALATE: a bit acidic late, but overall a drinkable, persuasively medium-bodied ale that sits well in the mouth...TASTE: immediate punch of mango and peach gives way to pinecone; a comfortable, fruity, fittingly rewarding profile...OVERALL: The fall beers in this mix pack fall short, but the IPA wins out as distinguishing and desirable--this will b e my Magic Hat go-to in the future...
eManu (491) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 33cl pours a straw color with a large white head that goes down fast leaving laces around the glass. Aroma of strong hops, citrus and malts. Taste of strong bitter hops, citrus, straw, bread and malts. Long bitterness in mouth, nice flavors. nothing too complex but still enjoyable.
snoworsummer (3246) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thin fizzy white head. Tastes like vegetables, caramel, grains, bread, malt. Low/medium body and carbonation. Smells like gourds, dough, yeast. Earthy and slightly sweet aroma.
sonnycheeba (4245) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden amber with a slight haze and creamy white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, grassy hops, lemon, orange peel, and light herbs. Flavor is dry malts forward quickly followed by pine and grassy hop bitterness with some lemon and grapefruit esters and faint caramel sweetness; dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation.
Damico (2896) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden orange with a hazy appearance and white head. Aroma is subtle juicy orange citrus hops, a little sweet. Flavor brings juicy orange as well with a bitter of a floral perfumey ending, maybe a little too much perfume. Carbonation is spot on.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs hazy gold. Aroma is sweet, peppery, with hints of yeast and nuts. Flavor is big and crisp, bitterhops creeping into the sinuses with a blend of dandelion and cannabis. Some lemon notes, and a resinous bitterness on the back of the tongue. Long, bitter finish.
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden pour with thin white head. Nose is grassy, indistinct citrus.
Watery body, citrus, Flat stixky finish. resiny with a kind of ashtray taste....meh
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a thin white foamy head. Aroma of citrus, resin, ashtray, and floral. Not very balanced. Overpowering bitterness, and not an enjoyable bitterness. Has grains, floral notes, and rotten citrus rinds. Not that great.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is delicious at first, but unbalanced and a little overpowering. Damn good hops.
rholmes39 (8) - - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Maybe one of the better magic hat brews I have tasted - but still hints of a white ale which just isnít my taste. Hoppieness came through just a touch. Group I was with kept going on about the labels so am going to have to give it a high appearance