ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a thin white foamy head. Aroma of citrus, resin, ashtray, and floral. Not very balanced. Overpowering bitterness, and not an enjoyable bitterness. Has grains, floral notes, and rotten citrus rinds. Not that great.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is delicious at first, but unbalanced and a little overpowering. Damn good hops.
rholmes39 (8) - - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Maybe one of the better magic hat brews I have tasted - but still hints of a white ale which just isn’t my taste. Hoppieness came through just a touch. Group I was with kept going on about the labels so am going to have to give it a high appearance
dliberto (217) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank out of a bottle. Very standard ipa with a little extra fruit and grassiness. Some cherries are present along with the standard citric notes of other ipa’s. A little bitter, medium body. Okay beer, worth a taste but still just meh.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-orange color with two fingers of a creamy, slightly off-white head The head stays at about a finger the whole way through. Some really nice looking lacing.
Smell: Fresh hops. Pretty sweet on the nose, with a lot of fruity notes on top of grassy-like hops. Maybe some cherries or something?
Taste/feel: Not as bitter as the description suggests -- better to listen to the IBUs, which are at 70. This is a fairly bitter IPA, but it’s not something you wouldn’t expect. The beer flips between bitter and sweet back and forth through each sip, and ends with a slightly bitter, semi-dry finish. The flavors I pull out are a solid combination of mixed fruits, fresh grass, and floral notes. The beer is medium bodied with a pretty low carbonation... almost like this was had on draft. I’d prefer a bit more carbonation though.
The consensus here is pretty accurate -- it’s a good beer. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it, it just lacks a certain "pop" in the flavor to get it a "Wow" factor. A very enjoyable beer, and one of my favorites from Magic Hat.
MarkSachon (997) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from the Fall Harvest sampler case. Not as crazy about this one as everyone else but it was okay in its own right. Still had some issues with the perfume aftertaste that seems common to Magic Hat.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow. Minimal head. Aroma is lacking. Some hard orange taste but almost candied orange.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow to tan and pretty clear, head and lace ok but not fantastic.
Aroma and taste are nice and hoppy, citrus notes, a little floral and a nice but subtle malt backbone.
Drinkability is high, it’s real easy to down and almost refreshing at the same time. Bitterness is prevalent, yet clean. Body is medium. Overall it’s a tasty IPA and I’ve enjoyed my sixer very much.
highibus (819) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep straw color with bright white head. light hoppy aroma bitter on the palate and it lingers. decent ipa.
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy, golden with about 1’’ of white head that dissipated rather quickly leaving very little lacing. Aroma is very weak. There might be a little bit of breadiness but hops are minimal with nothing standing out. There is no noticeable pine or citrus. Taste is a little sweet initially but then transitions to bitterness. Once again nothing stands out and this is a very bland beer. I read reviews by some comparing this to the better DIPAs out there. That is crazy and I think there are IPAs out there that blow this away. I did consume this after having several Two Hearted Ales (as well as other beers) so perhaps this review isn’t fair. Still, I have had many Magic Hat varieties over the years and have never been impressed by any of them.