fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, first beer of 2007!
A good American Pale Ale, enough malt, dry mouthfeel, very good hopping bearing biting resins, both aroma and taste. Very pleasant, good to start the year with.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 12oz bottle ) Pours a clear deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of evergreen, resin, earth, caramel, lemon, and eucalyptus. Flavor of pine, grass, herbs, caramel malt, and nuts with a moderately bitter finish.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, best by Feb 08(?)) Crystal clear copper body topped by medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, spruce, some lemon, apricot. Taste is medium sweet, spruce, caramel, light lemon. Light-medium body, some stickiness, some crispness.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Barley’s, NC
hazy red, dense beige head, heavy lace,
sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma with lots of citrus hops,
sweet caramel malt aroma with additiomal crystal sweetness, touch of bready character, lots of citrus and floral hops, light lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle-pours a big retaining foamy light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is citrus hops, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is medium malt balanced with citrus hops. Nice. OK carbonation. Best Magic Hat beer I’ve had. Good session beer.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours dark amber with a slight beige head. Aroma of smooth roast caramel. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is darkly smooth roast caramel, and there’s some earthy/spicey hop that turns this into something other than an average amber. A bit malty for me,but a good drink.
Tmoney99 (9596) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured clear reddish brown color with a moderate fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from dkachur, thanks! Red amber color. Grapefruit, grassy hops and red berries in the aroma. Firm grassy oily flavor with grapefruit and red berries, flowing into a dry hopbitter aftertaste, with some strawberry fruit. Nice!
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Hazed dark amber ale with a big bubbled off white head. Aroma of caramle, herbal hops, illicit material, light nutty notes. In mouth, a classy hoppy ale with orange, and treacle, herbal, pleasing. Medium bodied. The Real Beer Expo - Rochester, NY, Oct. 21, 2006.
Leighton (8651) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a bit from tap at the MH brewery. Poured a rich amber hue with a medium head. Fairly big flavor: heavy on the malts, and almost as heavy on the hops. Nice, medium body. Smooth and robust finish. One of the better Fall seasonals I’ve tried.