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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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2005
nice aroma, very crisp and not overpowering hoppiness. very drinkable with a good clean finish. Another winner from magic hat

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 What really set this apart from Magic Hatís Blind Faith IPA was the lck of the typical roasted break taste of their beers. This had much more of a grapefruit flavor. The sour citrus notes were nicely complimented by the fresh tasting, bitter hops. Could have been a little stronger for a limited, speciality brew but this is nevertheless a solid IPA thatís isnít run of the mill. Iíd drink it again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2005
New bottle (12oz) just arrived in Maryland. Clear sparkling gold, creamy white head. Ultra fresh hoppy nose with notes of grapefruit, lemon rind, and spruce, with underlying tones of herbal earthy hops, slight hint of caramel. Citirc and earthy hop flavors dominate , but are followed up nicely with a light sweet malty note. Lighter side of medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying hoppy finish. Very nice session IPA in my book, and slightly underrated.....

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle. Clear yellow in color with a nice white head. Hoppy aroma, but sharp. hoppy flavor. Pleasant tasting. Some bitterness. Dry hoppy finish. Enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle. Clear golden, white head. Hoppy aroma, but light and sharp. Flavor is hoppy, pleasantly bitter, and dry. Dry hoppy fnish. Very simple and basic, nothing new or special here.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2005
Another delicious hop bomb from Belle! An Amber color with a small off-white head. Nice hop aroma but not as potent as the others Iíve had over the past week. So these are the Columbus hops, a bit of a tart earthy scent as well. Crisp hop front followed by a buttery sweet middle. A bitter follow with some tartness. Not the brutal bitter hop assult but still potent. This is bit thin bodied but an easy, therefore dangerous, beer to drink. Iíd better have a Belgian soon or I might get addicted to these IPAís! Needed to add that the lacing is very impressive, like growth rings on a tree and as I sadly reach the bottom of the 22 oz bottle, this gains a point in the "Overall" column, not just for the lacing but it has been an enjoyable brew down to the last drop, 16 to 17.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Had this at the GA gathering. A dark golden color. A very lemoney presence and a good deal of hops. It lacked complexity and was slightly sour. Nothing special really

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Iím digginí this one. Probably my favorite Magic Hat beer thus far. Nice hop aroma and flavor, smooth but a little thin. A good IPA... not on the top level but definitely better than average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Poured a medium to darker, hazy orange/amber color with an avearged sized white head. Hoppy aromas and tastes of grapefruit, pine and oranges. Not too bitter. Watery body. A little thin as weak for a top quality IPA (although it wasnít bad).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Bright peach/apricot color, under a nice, bubbling whitish head. Aroma: ooo,babba, booba!!! Fresh, super-fat hops, piney, citric, herbal, really nice, and though certainly not the hoppiest thing ever to reach my nose, it has itís own unique, highly appreciable personality. Taste: juicy, fruity, awash in all manner of the above-mentioned, tangerine, melon, mango, and more than I can think of right now, very sharp, tangy and tasty...candyish at times, jolly-ranger-esque, tasty-sweet and only a tiny touch bitter...I was gonna say, until it persisted for a bit on the finish (then, I actually said it anyway), but actually I like that in an IPA, so itís working. Medium bodied, terrifically textured, soft, warm, smooth, harsh, many several things all jumping and jiving around the tongue and through the mouth and echoing in the mind...juicy, sour, citric, ...yum, quite a nice little take on the IPA. I like it...it likes me...weíre a hap-py fam-i-ly... See what the HiPA does to me? I feel like Iím so stoned Iím watching "Barney & Friends" over cold delivery pizza for breakfast.


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