penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice golden color with about two fingers of head.
Smell is rather floral with citrus and a bit of earthyness as well
The first flavor to hit is a strong grapefruit hop flavor followed by a ver small bit of grassyness. Malt balance comes in in the finish, especially as it warms. A bit of the floral tone from the spell is present but just lightly in the finish.
This is light and dry in the mouth, gets more heavy and cloying as it warms.
Another solid brew form Magic Hat. Very drinkable although I don’t know that I’d have more than one or two in a row. I wish they would make this one year round...
Reviewed on: 05-12-2008
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.
Ironicmedic (70) - 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.
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.
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.