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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Raise the freak flag a little higher, Iím enjoying this IPA. A very nice session IPA with a lot of wheaty tasting malts. Fairly well-balanced but somewhat astringent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Golden orange out of the bottle with a thin white head. Pine resin nose. Strong hop presence with lots of resin, pine, citrus rind, with a nice malt backbone to ride upon. Nice beer. Thanks slob. Send me another?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mribm (450) - Hurley, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2004
First, let me say that I am not a big fan of Magic Hat beers...until now! This beer was really good. One of my major complaints with Magic Hat was that you never knew what you were getting in their beers by the descriptions on the labels or on their website. The label on this beer lets you know immediately that you are getting an IPA. That is a refreshing change from other Magic Hat beers which give you all kinds of cryptic messages which you are supposed to decipher in the beer store before you have even tried the beer. Thank goodness this beer didnít possess one of those cryptic labels, otherwise I wouldnít have purchased it. I also really liked the commercial description of this beer. It brought me back to the 60ís/70ís via a "beer flashback". Now for my sensory perceptions regarding this delicious nectar of the Gods. This beer poured with a good sized head which lasted and lasted, leaving adequate amounts of lacing on the glass. This lasted until the end of the beer (what a beautiful thing)! The smell was of citrus and hops. It was an absolutely beautiful aroma for a beer. The taste was hoppy as a hornet, with a long lasting bitter aftertaste which let me know that the hops meant business. I loved this beer and will not be such a Magic Hat snob in the future, providing that their labels clearly tell what kind of beer is inside. I would definately buy this delicious beverage againa and again and again!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maximus55 (40) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Man this stuff is good and strong after a couple youll be seein stars, id reccomend it and i would get it again

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2004
08.10.04 22oz bomber found in the back of the singles cooler at Wakefield Liquors, RI. Stupid hotel lights are all flourescent so the beer looks green-ish gold. The head is big with big bubbles, the body is slightly hazed. Aromas smack of candied flowers, Pez, and other flowery/fruity aromatic things. There is a decent malty backbone, but this beers main purpose seems to be aroma. There is a grapefruit pith sharpness, but even that is sugar coated. Medium palate. Quaffable, but not exciting. I guess this beer is a year old, but it was in the cooler at the store...maybe it has lost some of its hoppy goodness.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2004
[draught] Anyone that has tried a number of Magic Hat beers is all too familiar with that "Magic Hat taste" - Iím not quite sure what it is (maybe itís hemp or some crap), but itís there, and sometimes it works, and other times it doesnít - well this beer tastes like nothing BUT that "Magic Hat taste" - I canít understand it, there are no other flavors detectable, besides a moderate amount of hops - it really is the damnedest thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1503) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Bottle - Pours a Darkish amber with a loose white head that disapates. Aroma is of citus, fruity hops. Flavor is strongly of hops wihtout much malt, Grapefruit and citrus very apprent with a large hop bite ... quite bitter and yummy. Finish is quite bitter and hop laced with a lightly sweet undertone. Other do not seem to like it ... strong, hoppy, bitter ... I REALLY like it! This is hophead beer...Yum!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Honey colored brew with a loose white head. Nose reminded me of old fruit. Tastes of tropical fruit, peaches that are way past their prime.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
musty pine aroma, clear gold color, thin body, sour rather than bitter in the flavor, not a very good IPA

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2004
golden body, frothy white large head that sticks to the side of the glass. fizzy palate slightly bitter. nice hoppy flavor can taste a little alcohol with the 6.8%. hoppy/bitter finish.


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