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RATINGS: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Hi.P.A. is a medium-bodied groove with a fresh and fruitful nose of tympanic temptation. It begins and ends with a big hop bite that is itself forever balanced on the brink by a steady rhythm of malt. Dry-hopped for extra quenching in the face of heat and beat, itís an ideal accompaniment to chilling out, turning inward or sailing onward through the music of the night toward the dawn of the mind. Itís the liquid way to say be here now lest you never come this way again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (633) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eManu (491) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3246) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4245) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (2896) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Taste is delicious at first, but unbalanced and a little overpowering. Damn good hops.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rholmes39 (8) - - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
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

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