RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Hi.P.A. is a medium-bodied groove with a fresh and fruitful nose of tympanic temptation. It begins and ends with a big hop bite that is itself forever balanced on the brink by a steady rhythm of malt. Dry-hopped for extra quenching in the face of heat and beat, it’s an ideal accompaniment to chilling out, turning inward or sailing onward through the music of the night toward the dawn of the mind. It’s the liquid way to say be here now lest you never come this way again.

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Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Had this at the GA gathering. A dark golden color. A very lemoney presence and a good deal of hops. It lacked complexity and was slightly sour. Nothing special really

3.5
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2004
I’m diggin’ this one. Probably my favorite Magic Hat beer thus far. Nice hop aroma and flavor, smooth but a little thin. A good IPA... not on the top level but definitely better than average.

3.4
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Poured a medium to darker, hazy orange/amber color with an avearged sized white head. Hoppy aromas and tastes of grapefruit, pine and oranges. Not too bitter. Watery body. A little thin as weak for a top quality IPA (although it wasn’t bad).

4.2
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Bright peach/apricot color, under a nice, bubbling whitish head. Aroma: ooo,babba, booba!!! Fresh, super-fat hops, piney, citric, herbal, really nice, and though certainly not the hoppiest thing ever to reach my nose, it has it’s own unique, highly appreciable personality. Taste: juicy, fruity, awash in all manner of the above-mentioned, tangerine, melon, mango, and more than I can think of right now, very sharp, tangy and tasty...candyish at times, jolly-ranger-esque, tasty-sweet and only a tiny touch bitter...I was gonna say, until it persisted for a bit on the finish (then, I actually said it anyway), but actually I like that in an IPA, so it’s working. Medium bodied, terrifically textured, soft, warm, smooth, harsh, many several things all jumping and jiving around the tongue and through the mouth and echoing in the mind...juicy, sour, citric, ...yum, quite a nice little take on the IPA. I like it...it likes me...we’re a hap-py fam-i-ly... See what the HiPA does to me? I feel like I’m so stoned I’m watching "Barney & Friends" over cold delivery pizza for breakfast.

3.1
rajendra82 (1103) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 29, 2004
This 22 oz. bomber was received, courtesy of beeradvocate mikeys01. Popping the cap revealed that “The Answer is Inside You”. The body of the beer was pale golden in color with slight haziness. The head formed to an inch thick pretty well, but receded rapidly to a thin line of bubbles that left spotty lace. The aroma of the beer was very subdued, with mildly floral and grassy hops, and Ringwood yeast funkiness. The taste was dominated by a salty and buttery profile that was backed by caramel malt and lacked a substantial hop bitterness bite. The mouthfeel was medium to thin and slightly grating. All in all a middling IPA that is easy to drink, but lacks a lot of flavor.

3.4
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Sweet citrus nose. Fresh hops, a little alcohol, lightly butterscotch. Surprisingly fresh hop flavor - what variety is this? A little tingly. Nice malt/caramel tones. Finish is a bit too bitter.

3.7
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Pours slightly turbid dark straw with a medium, creamy white head, some floaties, and moderate lace. Aroma of hops, malt, fruit, pine, spice. Tastes hoppy, with some malt, fruit, and spice hints. Palate is medium, with a slightly dry finish. Not quite as balanced as I crave with IPAs, but very good nonetheless.

3.6
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Very very bitter IPA that is thrown out of balance because of it. Good for about a 6-8 oz try, but hard to go for more.

3.5
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Raise the freak flag a little higher, I’m enjoying this IPA. A very nice session IPA with a lot of wheaty tasting malts. Fairly well-balanced but somewhat astringent.

3.7
jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Golden orange out of the bottle with a thin white head. Pine resin nose. Strong hop presence with lots of resin, pine, citrus rind, with a nice malt backbone to ride upon. Nice beer. Thanks slob. Send me another?


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