crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep amber color, almost brown. An off white head that had decent retention and nice lace. Some carbonation present. Aroma was a mix of sweet caramel malts. A nice peppery rye note and a dose of hops mostly pine. Flavor was initially sweet from the malts but gave way to the pepper of the rye. Hops were good, assertive but not over powering. Finish was dry. Alcohol was certainly present.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with a light beige head. aroma IS SWEET AND FLORAL HOPS. nICE TASTY RYE BASE. crisp FINISH WITH RYE AFTERTASTE. hops AND RYE BALANCE WELL. 7.1% ALC. WELL HIDDEN.
bennetporter (178) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a dark amber from the bottle. Aroma is a nice hoppy earthiness, but flavor falls short, as I feel a lot of Magic Hat’s beers do. They don’t quite gel, just disparate flavor elements that don’t make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
LuckyDog (544) - - DEC 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderately hoppy IPA. Some rye flavor but not too strong. Decent, but not great.
boto (1912) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Recovery in Troy: This one pours a murky brown, and was somewhat milky. There was a small white head that left some lacing. It has a lighter aroma. Some rye, grapefruit and pine. The taste is fair: some of the hops come thry (grapefruit and pint) as well as some rye. I probably won’t have this one again.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Light bodied ipa. Decent aromatic hop profile. easy on the palate with some pine and a dry spiciness from the rye. Pleasant, if simple. Definitely refreshing."
wlajwl (4253) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fruit, malts and a hint of spicy rye. The flavor is fruit, earthy, rye, malts, citrus/tropical fruit, mild sweetness and a low but lasting bitter finish.
R4N5H (187) - SINGAPORE - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 12oz bottle @ The Great Beer Experiment, Singapore. Dark amber, cloudy with a small / medium head. Light citrus and rye on the nose. Some fruits - tangy plum. Slight bitter taste, roasted malt and rye flavours dominate. Sweet in the aftertaste.
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours hazy dark copper with a small head. It smells hoppy with some mild citrus. The flavor is moderately to strongly bitter with rye spiciness. It’s medium bodied and fairly good.
radarsock (1082) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Second beer consumed in DADDY’S MYSTERY BOX - many thanks! 12 oz. bottle, "MORE DRINK MORE THINK" printed on bottom side of cap. How delightfully amusing. To oversized cognac snifter, it pours a rusty redwood with which a sudsy, ivory white head 1 and half fingers in length stood. Aromas of cedar bark, pine-scented Little Trees, spent grain, banana peppers (gosh, haven’t used that in a while), denim jeans, kumatoes, agave syrup, avocados, and rolling tobacco. Tastes much the same with the addition of sesame seeds, sourdough, and DME. Medicinal hops, shallots, and American yeast experienced by swallow, alongside a very mild spice characteristic resembling cinnamon and cardamom. Medium-bodied drinking. Pleasant. Would have again, even though it did not wow me.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Magic hat has always been hit or miss for me. This one hits right in the middle. Not over the top but not a stand out. An okay beer from a good brewer