ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thought that this beer was unimpressive. I was hoping for a lot more, but the taste and palate was not very appealing. Color was a dark brown with some reddish hidden tint. The head was non-existent and the flavor was bitter. Not a good beer.
russnug (35) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice creamy head that dissapated rather quickly. Somewhat of a roasted front end. Smooth middle and a light bitter finish.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hopefully, I just got a bad batch. It was pretty skunky. Terrible taste, and aroma. Will try again though to make sure I just didn’t get a bad batch.
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent Irish Red beer, but nothing to get too hyped about. Someone at the brewery told me this is identical to Bob’s First Ale - what a load of crap! I’m tasting them side-by-side tonite and while Bob’s First is schwarzbierish and roasty, HPatience is considerably more hoppy. Moral of the story: don’t believe receptionists at breweries.
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark copper body with a medium off-white head. Grassy and slightly caramel aroma. Flavor is grassy bitterness tempered by toastiness and sweet caramel. Fairly clean aftertaste that ends quite bitterly grassy. Impressive for an Irish Red.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think Magic Hat is cool. Slightly off the beaten path, and willing to take a risk or two. Bob’s 1st is more or less an irish red ale, but the american hops lend a unique bitterness that finishes long, with enough malty body to balance it out. I was getting a slight roasty feel from this, along with perhaps a small amount of spice, maybe nutmeg. Complexity is there. I’m hearing rumors that MH is going to phase this out. Seems like a shame, considering it’s one of their better brews. Best at room temperature, in my opinion.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby-garnett hue. Small beige head. Sweet, grassy, nose. Tons of malt first, medium bodied, kinda thin in the middle. Bittering hops in the lingering finish. A decent brew. Nice malt backbone supporting a delectable brew.
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty with a hint of licorice and chocolate. Very little hops. Clear ruby-brown red. No head. Kind of bland. A little bitterness. Med-heavy carb, medium watery body. Nothing special.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent.Wondefull taste, one of my favorite beers from magic hat