RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Clear golden with white head. Aroma is medium grapefruit and light peach. Taste is peach and grapefruit. Medium/light body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lowner (19) - astoria, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Very poor for a new IPA you would expect to be good. Almost budweisrer clear....a somewhat nice hop character but not overly impressive.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
I had two different bottles of Hi.P.A. One with the blue lady on the front, one with this sort of 70’s hippy gold label on it. The Blue Lady bottle was a deep yellow with a foamy white head. It smelled of hops and cat urine, which was sort of offputting. The flavor was burnt and hoppy with none of the sweetness that I’m used to in IPAs. It was very unbalanced. The other bottle, however, was a deeper amber, with the same foamy head. It had a lightly hoppy aroma and was mildly sweet-- not as bitter as it’s sister.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 20, 2006
This one resembles an IPA, but has a weak hop profila and a dominant sugary malt profile. Way below average.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Pours an orange/copper color with a decent sized white head. AQroma of pine hops, citrusy fruit, and sweet malts. Flavor was a little chemical for me, like perfume with hops, i wasn’t crazy about this IPA, good body, but nothing great.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottled version. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a thin white head. Aroma is piney and grassy and sufficiently mouth watering. Slight malty background in the nose. Flavor takes a turn for the worse. Pine like bitterness at the start with a strangely lingering soapy finish. Not exactly a chore to drink but not what I was hoping for either.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ron (3885) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2006
From this spring’s sampler 12pk. Plenty of fizzy white head. Aroma of hops along with plenty of hops in palate. Too bad I’m not a big hops fan.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours yellow orange, off white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, bitter hops. Flavor is grass, malt, citrus.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber with a large head. Aroma of hay and floral hops with some sugar sweetness. Tastes sweet with Balanced sweet and bitter flavor. Light to medium body. Thin texture. Not one of Magic Hat’s better efforts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimhilt (2602) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Pours a four finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Flowery, hoppy nose. Flavor begins with a hint of sweetness but the hops quickly overwhelm, with a lingering hoppy/piney aftertaste. True to style - not my style. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.


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