Strykzone (4219) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The only new stuff at my local beer store. This beer pours a clear caramel with a thick one finger head. Nice lacing. A nice aroma is malty and smoky. Flavors of dry malt and tart hops. Some applesauce, earth. The hops just doní work with the malt base.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color. Aroma is of malts, rice, and dried fruit. Flavor is a little sweeter than I thought it would be. There is some smoke in there, as well as malts, and dried fruit. Leaves a bitter sweet aftertaste. Not too bad.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2010
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
I have to admit, Iíve found Magic Hatís stuff to be rather hit or miss. This one pours a light amber orange color with a frothy off-white head. The nose is loaded with sulphur and reminds me of someoneís feet. After holding my nose I take a sip. Nondescript and lifeless. Nothing more than slight cracker notes and an acrid bitterness. Overly aggressive carbonation doesnít help this brew out. It has a light, watery mouthfeel and lacks both body and substance. As I said, Magic Hat is hit or miss and this one is a big airball. Skip it for sure.
Odyn (265) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good for Magic Hat, since I really am not a fan of theirs. This one starts off with a good deal of hops and then fades into a toffee flavor with almost a butterscotch feel. Lingers a bit, but is still pleasant. Nice light brown color with a toasty malt caramel nose.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at browerij lane. Light malty nose. Poured a deep amber with a thin head. Light front, with some fruity notes. Very malty English style ale with a dry finish. A nice session beer.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit harsh I thought. Lots of lager funk to it with that skunky taste of popcorn flavored jellybeans. Had some bitterness to it but it was light and subdued. Decent beer, but not one Iíll buy again I canít see.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours coppery red with a small beige head. Smells of grass and lightly raosted malt grains. Tastes of grass, grains, slightly burnt grains, nutty, and earthy. Sweet aftertaste.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is light/medium malt, some fruit. Taste is light/medium malt, some fruit/spice hops.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours an amber body with a thin bubbly white lacing. Bread y, cracker malts, light floral hoppiness with a sweet berry like sweetness. Nice for magic hat, decent overall.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pours amber with a thin head. A hint of floral spicy hops in the aroma with a touch of sweetness. The flavor has a bready malty base, and floral hops. A light earthy note as well. Very well balanced and clean tasting.