bshep (151) - - APR 12, 2012
Nice heavy IPA. My favorite brew by Magic Hat. Really wish they would brew this more than #9 goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Growler from the brewpub. Pours amber, with a nice sized white head, mostly diminished to leave good lace on the glass. Aroma is pretty much all hops - floral, citrus, and grassy. Flavor follows, with a strong citrus punch that has a lot of pineapple in it. Body is medium, flavors long and lingering. A great IPA. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Citrus and pine hop aromas. Hazy light light orange/tan colour with thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly with some lacing. Lots of citrusy hop flavour with pine notes as in the aroma and an underlying sweetness. Alcohol not apparent in the flavour at all. Body is medium, perhaps could use a bit more mouthfeel to support the hops. Definitely balanced towards the hops, this is quite the tasty IPA. On tap at the brewery and bottled. Resampled at Mondial 2004 and I still love this one. mribm (462) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2004
First, let me say that I am not a big fan of Magic Hat beers...until now! This beer was really good. One of my major complaints with Magic Hat was that you never knew what you were getting in their beers by the descriptions on the labels or on their website. The label on this beer lets you know immediately that you are getting an IPA. That is a refreshing change from other Magic Hat beers which give you all kinds of cryptic messages which you are supposed to decipher in the beer store before you have even tried the beer. Thank goodness this beer didn’t possess one of those cryptic labels, otherwise I wouldn’t have purchased it. I also really liked the commercial description of this beer. It brought me back to the 60’s/70’s via a "beer flashback". Now for my sensory perceptions regarding this delicious nectar of the Gods. This beer poured with a good sized head which lasted and lasted, leaving adequate amounts of lacing on the glass. This lasted until the end of the beer (what a beautiful thing)! The smell was of citrus and hops. It was an absolutely beautiful aroma for a beer. The taste was hoppy as a hornet, with a long lasting bitter aftertaste which let me know that the hops meant business. I loved this beer and will not be such a Magic Hat snob in the future, providing that their labels clearly tell what kind of beer is inside. I would definately buy this delicious beverage againa and again and again! 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.
RIXbeer (102) - USA - AUG 22, 2005
Huge citrus hops. Great mouth feel. I’ve had 5...should I have another? Pouring into glass.....huge head....orangish color (as I hold on eye closed) Another hit from magic hat! a pretty good IPA from South Burlingotn once again! rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 It has a great hazy appearance with a golden honey color. The aroma is full of floral hops up front with malt and yeast notes in the background. Its flavor has an herbal and almost fruity hop character with a heavy supportive base of toasted malts and doughy yeast that adds a nice complexity. It has a silky light to medium body that’s a little bit oily and has a fairly short dry finish. Wonderful. OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2004 Mondial de la Biere 2004. Golden amber colour with a frothy white head. Cask-like appearance. Piny, citrus, minty, almost eucalyptus aroma. Flavour starts slightly toasty and minty, finishing with a pleasant lingering piny and grapefruit bitterness. Medium bodied and juicy. TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2005
Bouteille de 1 pt, 6 oz achetée au Beverage Warehouse à Winooski, VT. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes, fleurs et melon. Un explosion d’arôme. Apparence: Couleur blonde légèrement voilée. Moyen col mousseux. Moyenne densité des bulles. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de houblons et de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Amertume en arrière goût. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #187) Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
Robe blonde très claire surmontée d’une mousse presqu’inexistante. Arômes de houblon résineux et de pamplemousse. Saveurs de caramel, de pamplemousse et de citron.