Touche (57) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from mardi gras pack. Aroma is pleasing and fruity especially the hints of citrus. Iíve experience many different tatstes with this almost every time Iíve had it. Some are very piney and others have certainly been missing the bitter bite. Iíve noticed these differences specifically in the 6 pack and the mardi-gras pack. Sometimes its seemed to be an entirely different beer. If trying the beer iíd recomend getting the 6-pack rather than the variety pack. Bottom line, i wish iíve had a more consistent relationship with this beer but the variation i experience certainly prevents me from buying it more often.
SoBloHero (56) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As a fan of IPAs, this brew from Magic Hat really got me interested. It has a very strong hop taste, and it definately made me a fan the first time I drank it.
rahmdog (55) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours a hazy light golden color with a light white head. Aroma is of citrus and floral hops with something strange in the background. Taste is a big green wall of hoppiness, mostly citrus and floral. There is a sweetness of malt and maybe something else that persists through the weak bitter. This is a different but good IPA that is better than past Magic Hat offerings.
Apellonious (53) - USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 12 oz bottle, 12 pack from the Teeter...Pours smooth, with a decent creamy head. Smell of the grassy hops. Taste....IPA all the way.. Dry, crisp, hoppy, yet balanced well. Citrus, there is some citrus in there. Sharp (not 60 winks sharp) mouthfeel, but again, it is balanced with some malty smoothness.
It has some kick to it. (6.8%). This beer holds together well. Although not my favorite IPA (Dogfishís), this I would recommend.
I now realize that I am happy that I have two more of these. (Bring on the six packs, please).
schlitzfaced (52) - 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.
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden-orange with a small white head. Spicy and fruity scented. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. This is bitter, but not much in the way of armoa hops. This isn't very malty either. It's just not as assertive as other IPAs as I thought it would be.
sgallant (49) - USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a refreshing middle of the road IPA. It has a good balance of malt, hops and alcohol. This is one of my favorite Magic Hat brews.
arojewski (49) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Now, Iím not normally an IPA drinker, partially due to their bitterness and citrus rind flavors. However, after becoming more accustomed to them, I find them slightly more palatable. This IPA isnít overly bitter, yet still a little harsh for my palate.
bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
My first and only IPA. I can honestly say it was way too bitter for me to enjoy. I will be trying more in the future and my opinion may change.
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is floral and earthy with a hint of fruit although I couldnít say which. This beer isnít very complicated in terms of body, but it practically pours itself down your throat. The drawback is that I detected a little bit of skunky taste that I normally associate with BMC beers.