bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2017 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy copper orange with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that was mostly lasting, receding down to a large cap with fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a light sweet bread malt, grassy hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, honey, citrus (orange) and maybe a touch of dried fruit (figs).
The taste was lightly malty sweet with a mild hint of caramel early on, becoming a bit hoppy with a light citrus note and a slight bitter finish. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow leaving behind a light smooth bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was just a hair above light in body with a watery dry texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall a pretty basic IPA, although it possessed a good drinkability it did not have any outstanding qualities...
Not really a great IPA. It’s all around pretty standard, average, and unremarkable. PhillyBeer2112 (2924) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Citrusy and grassy, generally balanced, but minimal bitterness. Semi-dry finish. Soupordean (97) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2017
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Kroger Bottle. Pours honey-golden with a small head. Aroma of citrus hops, wet dog, paper. Flavor is black tea, citrus, bread. Kinda tangy, really bland. gripweed57 (2979) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2017
From old tasting notes. Amber orange color. Bubbly beige head. Fragrant toasted malt nose. Big bitter hops and toasted malt upfront balance nicely. Lots of hops. Lots of carbonation.
slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Our take on an IPA - that shoulda warned me off, but no. Co had to know. Apparently their take is boring and malty. Hops underused in this boring arse beer. Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Aroma of malty sweetness, with notes of citrus. Pours a deep amber with one-lasting whit head and a little lacing. The taste is malty up front and balanced in the finish with a nice burst of hops. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, nice balance of malts and hops. emusche (209) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Pours deep copper-red, one-finger head at pour that laces the glass nicely. Aroma is faint, a hint of hops, mostly sweeter and more malty. Taste is similar, seems to have more in the way of malts than piney hops. That said, it’s well-balanced, and definitely the best of any of the Magic Hat offerings I’ve tried so far. kanderso43 (34) - - AUG 15, 2015
This is not an IPA. Very little hop character, more malt and sweetness than anything. Not bad, but don't call it an IPA. Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2015
A pretty decent pale ale. Well rounded with a sweet nose, sugary body, and a hoppy finish. Sweet finish with a little yeast.