michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very very bitter IPA that is thrown out of balance because of it. Good for about a 6-8 oz try, but hard to go for more.
BrewIPA (93) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy gold with pleasant aroma, hints of citrus. Medium bitter, very well balanced. A wonderful IPA that I plan to buy again.
surf1284 (91) - USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden orange, with a nice laced head. Citrusy and piny aroma. Flavor was of your typical ipa bitterness. There was just something about this beer that was lacking, cant quite put my finger on it.
MtStateBeer (84) - Hurricane, West Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, golden-orange color with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, citrus and pine/resiny hops. Flavor is mainly from hop bitterness, but balanced with a good malty backbone. Mouthfeel is mainly astringent, but a decent medium body, fairly well carbonated. Overall a decent beer.
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer. Magical aroma, with a pleasant taste that invites you in for more. Hoppy, with some hints of citrus as well. One of Magic Hat’s best.
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this is the best of the IPA line from Magic hat. Nice mix of bitter hops and smooth citrus flavor.
schlitzfaced (80) - Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from bottle out of ""night of the living dead variety pack". yellow hazy color with thin white head. Aroma is light hops with dry lemon taste. Not the big Hop bite I was looking for. Not bad, just so so. Love a lot of other Magic Hat stuff.
Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma of lemon and cotton candy with notes of papaya and mandarin orange. Light hoppy acid with a soft pillow of malt, nearly able to balance the bitter, No lame attempt - this is a real player. Like many others in this class, thiere’s more hops than they know whta to do with. Drinkable wierh a finish hta has some combined fruit and hop bitterniess theat is not at all cloying
joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 Slight hop presence in the aroma, with a pleasant yeast aroma to compliment, but not a standard black ipa aroma. Taste is bitter and roasty. Palate and carbonation is in line for an ipa. After the beer warms up the chocolaty malt comes through in the aroma and flavor.
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber, 2 finger head that leaves light lacing. Smell is dominated by the hops with pine and citrus (mainly grapefruit) standing out. Taste is bitter grapefruit with a little bit of pine and herbal hop flavors. Not extremely hoppy for an IPA, but has a solid bitterness without a lot of sweet to balance. Very drinkable.