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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ironicmedic (60) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Tasted from bottle, from variety pack. 8/10/13. A nice ipa with a medium hop finish. Piney smell to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
novice101 (308) - - AUG 8, 2013
Drank out of the bottle from the night of the living dead 12 pack. Smells of bitter and citrusy hops, the smell is very large. It taste fairly bitter with little no balance with malts, citrus and a bit of lemon also. Finish is very dry and overall not a very enjoyable IPA for me, not enough balance

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2342) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
October 2011. From a mixed case of Magic Hat brews. Poured amber color. Caramel, pine and hoppy aromas. Flavors add citrus and more caramel. Not bad, but nothing special either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1342) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle from BrookFalls Discount. Pours a pale golden with a white head. Aroma has floral hops and fruit. Taste is of fresh fruit - strange flavored ones (mango? passionfruit? pineapple?) - and some citrus and some toffee. Light to medium bodied. Slightly sticky and fairly balanced between the fruitiness and the malt side. Not very IPA-ish -- more an APA, IMO. Definitely based off of Magic Hat 9, as the similarities exist.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1001) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Pours a light copper color with a fruity aroma and light spice. Taste is a bit thin but overall tasty. A slight bready and malt flavor with a toasty palate. Not a typical IPA, little to no bitterness throughout. a thirst quenching beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman (669) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
Small bottle at Hops in New Westminster. A very pale golden amber color with low carbonation. Bitter grapefruit bite on the nose and tongue. A bit of malt lurking in the background. Bitter finish. Nice.

Thisíd be a killer summer beer! Sometimes life bites, but in a good way, as in "good beer has bite".

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (794) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Pours a hazy gold with a frothy white head and good lacing throughout. Aroma is somewhat yeasty with stone fruit and sweet grain. Medium bodied. Fruity body, again a little yeasty with a bitter grapefruit finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6574) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 17, 2013
Bottled. Bright golden color with lace. Lemony nose, light bread, Sprite. Lemony flavor with light malts, nice bitter finish. Light and clean. Decent enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
palabreur (12) - Brocton, New York, USA - APR 14, 2013
12oz bottle into pint glass. Iíd sworn off Magic Hat, because all their stuff tastes the same. This is an exception. Itís a relatively thin, light-tasting IPA, a good summer-evening beer. Hops are fruity, malt profile is pretty thin, but maybe a little rye - just a touch of spiciness. No alcohol comes through, would be easy to drink a lot of this.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpkeskinen (230) - FINLAND - MAR 25, 2013
The rye in the beer brings nice flavours of malts and makes a good combination with the hops.


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