alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy but spicy aroma, hInts of fruIt also. Pours golden with a thick head that evaporates quickly. Taste is bold! Strong taste of hops and citrus peel wIth a bitter finish.
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appropriate copper color, great head retention, pleasant citrusy aroma, good mouth feel. This IPA disppoints, however, due to its strong, lingering malt aftertaste.
Ironicmedic (68) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bottle, from variety pack. 8/10/13. A nice ipa with a medium hop finish. Piney smell to it.
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found at TR Brennans in Manchester NH. Was surprised to see this around as I thought it was retired. Deep straw color with an overwhelming hop aroma. Flavor has a nice bite of hops that isnít as balanced out as I would have liked. One would think that Magic Hat produced this to silence critics saying the beer didnít have enough flavor, yet slightly missed the mark in balancing the hops. A good but not great IPA, leaning closer to an ESB (anyone know the IBU on this?)
gabrielsyme (66) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours slightly opaque gold with med white head. smells fruity, initially bitter taste that changes to a sweeter, fruitier taste, then back to a bitter finish.
MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very boring IPA from a brewery thatís at its best when theyíre experimenting. Standered but weak hops.
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).