RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Demo is a deliciously dark lick of an India Pale Ale. Its medley of roasted malts and heady hops will have your senses dancing to the beat of a different IPA.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 Extremely piney citrus nose, almost like pinesol cleaner. Flavor has a citric bite, with underlying earthiness and hint of smoke. Dunno, maybe I was just in the mood for an ipa, but this was fantastic to me... Tried it again. Aroma is even better than I remembered. good earthy grounding. This is probably the best magic hat beer Ive had...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Serve this one very chilled. Comes dark with a great forming head. Chocolate malt taste. Good overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Chimpotle (3) - Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2011 does not count
First sip I took of this beer was out of a bottle, and I nearly spit. Drinking my second poured into a pint glass. Dark brown, almost black, in color. Would have been nice to know it was a black IPA. Roasty smell and taste, coffee-ish. Absolutely no hops on my tongue. Bitter coffee finish. Cant finish the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Black opaque color. Not as roasty as i would have expected given the color. Medium bitterness. Not terribly complex.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (3299) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Blah. A boring black IPA. Aroma was weak. Light roasted malt presence with a hint of coffee. Pour was a deep dark brown that was very still and a one finger off white head. Taste was very thin and weak. There is a strong coffee and roasted malt backbone that never really lets any hops come in. Tastes more like a porter until the hoppy bitter aftertaste grabs the tonsils. Too little too late. Nice cabonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle: Pours a clear light ruby with a thin off-white head, coffee and pine in the aroma, starts and ends bitter with a roasted grain aftertaste, medium bodied with a chewy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Pours a very dark brown, tan head. Oh crap. I didnt realize this was a Black IPA. Smells like medium roast and burnt microwave extrabutter popcorn. Flavor of burnt popcorn. Ugh. Very little hop bitterness. Some burnt wood. Other wood too. Its almost like chewing on a twig. Thinnish bodied. Blech. Im really bummed out I have two more of these sitting in the fridge.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of dark malt, hops, pine, acetone, and chemicals. Poured dark brown in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of dark malt, hops, pine, acetone, and chemicals. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Dark malt, hop, pine, and acetone finish is dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (6525) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of light chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts, and a touch of pine. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a two finger beige head with decent retention that leaves nice webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with some light chocolate followed by some roasted nuts. The finish has some faint burnt coffee and the slightest hint of pine. The best way to describe this is a mediocre-below average porter or a very watered down Black IPA. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel and mild carbonation. It pretty much lives up to my expectations for Magic Hat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
bottle. black pour with small off-white head. aroma of large grain, oats, bitter cocoa powder, grassy hops and light pine. quite nice. very earthy, grainy flavor billing. moderate to heavy roasted malt accompanies the earthy hop bitterness quite well. this is a winner from a brewery that doesnt have one...

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