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RATINGS: 742   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Golden to orange opaque with a finger of head. The aroma is amazing. Smell it a mile away; rough citrus, honey, Upfront biting bitter that is unrelenting throughout. The smell led to to think that there would be a substantial malt balance... nope. Still, it is a good tasting, if blunt IPA. Fairly crisp with a smoothness to it. Moderate carbonation and medium bodied. I really like the aroma. The rest of it was solid IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1335) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Light amber pour, thin white head. Aroma is sweet. Flavor is mild. It has some hoppy charecteristics to it, still very mild. A bit fruity, kind of interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1722) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
dated bottle (plenty fresh); poured in standard ping glass. A - Nice dark, yellowish golden tone; slightly cloudy. 1 finger of white head was soon reduced to a nice, and long-lasting, lacy top coat. S - I could smell this one even before I put my nose to it. Strong but certainly not overpowering: Hops + orange/tangerine. Citrus aromas were more masked by hops after the beer sat for a couple of minutes. T - sweet toned citrus hops with piney hop finish. Crisp and refreshing, yet smooth and warming. Plenty bitter [IBU = 70} but balanced with some sweetness. Yum M - fuller than expected One of the best Iíve had from Magic Hat. I hope this gets put in the regular roster. (from 10/2010 notes)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
Nice but as many of this brewery ones a little too watery. ncie aroma and enjoyable but not more to say about.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
This beer is fairly hazy and it has some visible sediments as well! An interesting beer loaded with hops and citrus flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
The aroma is unique, lemon, biscuit, citrus hops. The flavor is lemon peel, solvent, some skunk, some bread. The finish is sweet, citrus. Medium in body, slightly hick. Odd beer, but interstinging, and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
pours a hazy golden color with a medium off white head leaving lots of lacing. you see some sediment floating around but i shook the bottle at end of pour. the aroma is mostly floral hops and some citrus juices. the taste is citrusy up front with some hop bitterness in it as well. worth a try for ipa lovers.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidobutai (309) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Good head, nice lacing, golden amber. Phenolic odor. Smells like a band-aid. That?s what phenolic means, my neighbor just told me. Doesn?t taste phenolic though. Tastes weak.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (807) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Clear yellow color, medium frothy white head. Phenolic and floral smell. Light body with a slight oily texture and a minimal hop finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (559) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Cloudy caramel colour. Aroma of citrus with a hint of phenol. Mild taste of grapefruit, slightly bitter with an astringent finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (494) - 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...


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