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Magic Hat Odd Notion - Ginger Golden Ale (Summer 10)

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A wild ginger ale with a sharp, snappy finish that is sure to get to the root of thirst.


Patrickctenchi's rating

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3441) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle: Best by 10/10 (whoops)! Cloudy, pale honey gold with a tall, slow white head. Scent is light fruit, orange-lemon, almost a sugar -pineapple..... Strong ginger. Taste is a lot of ginger, in taste and feel, lesser fruit notes... Still very crisp and light, though aged. Probably a nice summer treat when active and fresh....still, pretty tasty!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (596) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
The body has a hazy golden orange color with an average size off white head. The head fades out quickly leaving only a very little bit of spotty lace on the glass. I get a good level of bready malt in aroma with notes of clove, citrusy hops and very light fruity yeasty notes. There is a nice fruity yeast character with light notes of banana, apricot (similar to their #9) and clove. It also has good base of dry and tangy, bready wheat maltiness. There are light citrusy hop notes that add a pleasant level of bitterness. In all this there is only a faint hint of ginger flavor which seems to hook up with the hop bitterness and then bites lightly into the tongue on the finish. Its carbonation was light and this gave it a very smooth and firm texture.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1796) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. This is a pretty flimsy ale with a big wallop of ginger flavor that sits awkwardly on top of the scaffolding.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Notes from 9/3/10. Bottle to glass. Aroma is heavy on ginger and has notes of light fruit like peach. Cloudy gold pour with medium white head. Definitely could pick out the ginger in here. The finish was almost spicy from the ginger. Interesting to say the least. I definitely never bought another bottle of this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8846) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle… Hazy yellow ale with a small, short-lived, white head. The super fruity, modestly spicy aroma furnishes pear, banana and clove. Ginger? Not so much. Medium to full-bodied with jovial carbonation. Fruity and sweet up front; then balanced nicely by lazy hop bitterness and a light kiss of acidity. Crisp, fruity, tangy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (2864) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2011
12 fl oz bottle bottle from Lubiere (merci!), served cool in a tulip glass. BB OC 10.

App.: Very cloudy dirty golden with floaters and a nice off-white foam. Aroma: Fairly strong, zesty, lemony ginger, a good deal of yeast and a bit of wet bread dough, quite Belgian + ginger, toasted wheat, some light esters, not too bad. Palate: Medium body, pillowy effervescence that gives the impression of more body. Flav.: The ginger is a bit more restrained here, while the yeast and wheat take a more assertive role, toasted wheat, hints of esters, a bit of biscuit, OK; dry with minimal bitterness and a toasted wheat finish with some light citrus points.

Would be a decent quaffer on the patio. Would a newer bottle have more ginger snap? Possibly, but this seems decent to me (not a fan of spices in beer).

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
(Sample Date: 6/20/2010 Source:Other) Colonial Downs Rhythm Bets and Brews. Grainy earthy with light hop notes in aroma. Clear golden with a small white head. Grainy and moderately fruity with a ginger spiciness but not a lot of ginger flavor. Refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
It has the aftertaste of a Vietnamese dish. Definitely tastes like ginger. Sushi. Light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2010
honey gold with minimal head and medium haze banana esters some bread yeast i dont taste the ginger described in the label a decent summer beer

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle - part of a variety 12 pack. Pours a murky medium orange with barely a head. Slight hint of ginger in the aroma with a back end of pet turtle water. Flavor has a hint of ginger candy - the kind you get with a Chinese label on it, a hint of light citrus and a bit of yeastiness. Mouthfeel is thick enough.


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