smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Glad I got to try it on tap at the brewery in Burlington before it was retired, even though it wasn’t really a great beer. Anyway, it was served cold on tap. Poured medium brown and had an aroma of...I don’t know, it was actually really weak. You could taste the hops alright but the malts weren’t all that present. It was an okay beer but certainly not Magic Hat’s best. It won’t be sorely missed.
BREWMUSKCLES (2651) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
altogeather it was refreshing lightly hoppy and a bit watery. with adequate tastes it was decent. the malt was ok i guess and the beer was a weak interpretation of some of the good qualities of a pale ale (for an american brewer. for an english brewer it was quite flavorful and quite enjoyable for the lack of sweetness +2 points for that!)
Outchillen (29) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Similar to the #9but not fruity. amber color with white head, hopy and has a great aroma. Magic hats best beer
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
To me this is very much like #9, with more complexity and a little stronger hop notes. Tastes like a pale ale with, hints of spice & orange. Overall a decent beer sorry to see it’s being retired.
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
You know, it was alright but not my favorite. 12 ounce bottle. Poured a medium dark brown if that makes sense. Not alot of head, no real lacing. Some hops, didn’t really get the malt. It was alright but not the best. Maybe it should be retired.
SoBloHero (56) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It had a decent color and aroma but failed to get my attention as I drank it. It was mediocre and nothing seemed to make me think about it while I drank it.
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. orange color, offwhite head. Quite weak aroma. Fruity hoppy flavor but really not that much to taste in it.
jefcon (1790) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just a general comment on this one -- it’s so light and smooth that it nearly gets away with its lack of substance. Truthfully, this beer is probably not as bad is its rating, but for folks looking for a nice bitter English ale, they will not find much in common with the Brit lines of the same style.
Aaron19 (6) - montville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2008 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very smooth with an interesting light color.... very refreshing ice cold. A nice pale ale that is almost too easily consumable.
Davin (48) - Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 This beer is an English pale ale but the hopping is spicy rather than earthy. Dry finish, clean taste. Not the best.