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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Hi.P.A. is a medium-bodied groove with a fresh and fruitful nose of tympanic temptation. It begins and ends with a big hop bite that is itself forever balanced on the brink by a steady rhythm of malt. Dry-hopped for extra quenching in the face of heat and beat, itís an ideal accompaniment to chilling out, turning inward or sailing onward through the music of the night toward the dawn of the mind. Itís the liquid way to say be here now lest you never come this way again.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (493) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
DATE TASTED: November 17, 2013... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... OCCASION: one sink leak fixed--tomorrow, the toilet unclogs!... APPEARANCE: golden yellow body--quite light (and bright!) for an IPA--and a thick milky white head; equally thick, cirrus wisps of lacing... AROMA: quite a fragrant floral bouquet with banana, clove and citrus zest--attractive and yet appropriate (!) for an IPA... PALATE: a bit acidic late, but overall a drinkable, persuasively medium-bodied ale that sits well in the mouth...TASTE: immediate punch of mango and peach gives way to pinecone; a comfortable, fruity, fittingly rewarding profile...OVERALL: The fall beers in this mix pack fall short, but the IPA wins out as distinguishing and desirable--this will b e my Magic Hat go-to in the future...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Appropriate copper color, great head retention, pleasant citrusy aroma, good mouth feel. This IPA disppoints, however, due to its strong, lingering malt aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2004
Marvelous hoppy aroma, citric lemon fresh! Very clean, medium bodied IPA .Nice bitterness that stays on you lips. Give long lasting impression. Nice clean styled example.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Bottle - Pours a Darkish amber with a loose white head that disapates. Aroma is of citus, fruity hops. Flavor is strongly of hops wihtout much malt, Grapefruit and citrus very apprent with a large hop bite ... quite bitter and yummy. Finish is quite bitter and hop laced with a lightly sweet undertone. Other do not seem to like it ... strong, hoppy, bitter ... I REALLY like it! This is hophead beer...Yum!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2006
Another great beer from Magic Hat. The taste is refreshing and has all the ingredients to please the palate.I juste wish I could get some in Quebec.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emp1211 (2) - Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2006 does not count
2006 bottled. Pours a nice clear golden body with a foamy, off-white head. Head mostly dissipates. Light citrus-hoppy aroma. Initial flavor is mildly bitter with a citrus-hoppy finish (grapefruit.) Medium palate finishes nice. I really enjoyed this brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle. golden color; ample head, lacing. Spicy citrus aroma. Some fruity, earthy elements. Good, not great IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2007
Deep honey color, almost an amber with a very small fizzy white head. Very floral aroma with the onset of hops. Slightly citrusy as well. The aroma is just plain great. The flavor is not complex, but it does satisfy quite well. Dry at first, hoppy-but not overly so. This is certainly no imperial IPA, but it doesnít claim to be now does it! I was surprised by the malty sweetness that followed the initial hop bite. Finished well and left a lingering flowery hop spice on the tongue. A pleasant surprise and easily my new favorite Magic Hat beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmented (3) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2007 does not count
Aggressive citrus/diacetyl/mild fusels combination - that somehow works in the nose. Caramelly, sweet with buttery notes coated in bitterness, but finishing with a lick of caramel and a dry hop astringence. The aroma is this beerís signature - the body is lighter than it indicates, but itís well made - beautiful label - nice IPA

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2007
12oz. bottle - pours clear gold with a big white head on top that leaves excellent lacing in the glass. Lots of citrus in the aroma along with a sweet malt background. Pretty standard characters of an American IPA, but this is very fresh in the nose. Flavour is equally fresh and clean...crisp. Grapefruit, orange, pine, blah blah, you know...nice herbal, bitterness in the finish. Nothing surprising here, but this may be one of the more satisfying regular US IPAís Iíve had. Very thirst quenching and smooth. I love it.


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