thebrymanosu (39) - - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big fresh hop flavor and aroma. Piney, slight floral character. Poor is light gold, very clear. Thin, quickly dissipating head. basic malt. Not a lot of specialty grain in this beer. Overall good beer. I am drinking this pretty fresh for a VT beer shipped to TX. Best beer out of the fall variety pack.
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This IPA is on a world tour with a lot to show. Fresh tasting and good look.
BunchABeer (26) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy dark orange with a large white head. Hoppy aroma. Tastes of hops, citrus and pine, sweet malt and spices. Mild bitter finish. Thin bodied and a bit watery.
damzz (316) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a white head that leaves spot lacing. Nose is hops with some malt. Body is medium. Taste is malt with hoppy long lasting after taste.
rob6239 (671) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Ok. Everything about is okay or medium. Aroma is subdued and taste is a bit grassy and body seems thin. There is a very slight tang of citrus bitterness but pales in comparison to many hop bomb ipa’s
terefere (259) - Durham, USA - FEB 23, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours yellow, clear, rocky head. Faint aroma of yeast, citrus, bread. Taste: malty, some hoppy citrus, diacetyl. Not very drinkable.
Johnsense (922) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent enogh ipa. Have had many times but picked up a loan bottle in vt to rate. Hazy gold pour with 2 fingers head. Pine and citrus aroma. Pine and citrus... Namely orange peel. Not overly bitter but still fruity. Cracker malt. Medium body. Wuld probably be better fresh from the brewery.
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-29-12-
Poured from growler into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy golden-yellow color with a two finger white head. The head has a nice level of retention fading slowly over time to leave a rather nice level of lacing.
Smell – The nose of the beer is a mix a lighter bready and malty smell with a moderate amount of citrus hop. The citrus hop is mainly a mix of grapefruit and a small amount of orange and is mixed with a lighter pine and floral hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and malty base mixed with a lighter citrus hop. The sweet flavors are mainly of orange and some other lighter fruits with the hop flavor being initially of a grapefruit taste. As the taste advances further some pine hop flavors come to the tongue with the sweet fading a little. This mix of flavors take the taste to its end ,where they are joined by more grapefruit and a light floral hop flavor. With this is an increase in the orange flavor which in the end produced a rather bitter sweet flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a little bit on the creamier side with a carbonation level that was average. The creamy body was quite nice for accentuating the hop flavors and allowing them to linger on the tongue, while the carbonation level made it still refreshing and quite drinkable.
Overall – A nice more citrus hop variety of IPA. It has a decent level of sweeter malts to balance out the bitter citrus hop. While not the greatest or most robust, it was a nice easy drinking brew.
Block (1649) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
chinchill (2677) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 I’ve had from Magic Hat. I hope this gets put in the regular roster. (from 10/2010 notes)
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice but as many of this brewery ones a little too watery. ncie aroma and enjoyable but not more to say about.