r464 (2090) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit dark and malty, some char and grain. Earthy with a bit of hops to the end. Different, but not a standout.
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy copper with a soapy beige head. The aroma has mushy caramel malt, spicy rye, undercooked dough and light nuttiness. Not much in the way of hops on the aroma for an IPA. It has a medium / full body tahtía lush with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor begins with dry caramel, some syrup, rye spice, earth, and spicy hops. the finish is dry, earthy and piny. Decent beer.
redpooba (402) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Carmel red with a frothy white head. The rye is hot and make the hops take a back seat. It's like an untamed American rye whiskey.
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trapped (1508) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drought. Light amber color with creamy beige head showing good retention, lavender aroma, sweetish mildly hoppy taste, average carbonation, long finish. A mild IPA.
Ratman197 (11500) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of rye, earthiness, pepper and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry lingering rye finish.
jhp40219 (409) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into imperial pint glass. Pours a copper/ dark orange with a bit of a red hue. Large white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of spices, hops, malt and cinnamon. Taste is pretty malty for an IPA. Malts, rye, citrus and hops in the taste. Hop bitterness really donít come through until the finish. Nice full body, pretty creamy texture, carbonation is a bit high though. Overall an interesting IPA in that the hops arenít as dominant.
Finhead (1398) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, brown-orange pour with an off-white head. The aroma has caramel with just a hint of spicy rye. It has a light, slightly oily texture with lively carbonation. The taste is bitter with a very dry finish.
TomTron (431) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aromas of spices and some light hops but rather faint. Flavor is mainly rye with some earthy hops but itís not really blowing my skirt up. Itís drinkable and the alcohol is hidden well but thatís all it has going for it.
damzz (378) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly hazy brown with an off white head that lasts. The nose is malt with spice. The is a IPA unctuous with rye modifying the barley malt sweetness with its hint of spice. The hops come through at the end and in the aftertaste. BTW, Iíve found the Spaten glass to be superior to other glasses including Sam Adams iteration for allowing the nose of the beer to come through. Or, maybe itís just my nose ;>).
notalush (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light amber - soapy, sticky lace - nose is very malt forward - quite a bit of toffee - moderate woody hops - soft carbonation - medium body - flavor is also fairly malt forward - quite a bit of toffee, followed by a fairly hearty rye character - more earthy, woody hop flavor than there is actual bitterness - the malt/hop interplay and balance reminds me very much of an American style barley wine, but in a good way - a solid brew for magic hat.