argo0 (14028) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle. Medium off-white head, clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, cantaloupe, some apple, herbal. Taste is sweet, grapefruit, herbal/spicy, apple/cantaloupe, bread, some strawberry, alcohol. Medium-full body, some resin, stickiness.
DocLock (10478) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 cc from Capone’s. Pours dark straw colored with 2-finger white head that laces well. Nose is earthy tart fruit, hopcitrus, caro syrup. Tastes sweet, with notes of orange marmalade, spicy peppery notes, and hopcitrus. A bit cloying as it warms, this one is a bit muddled and non-cohesive.
BVery (10134) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Golden pour with a white head. Good for this brewery for sure. Nice hop and easy drinking.
blipp (8882) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Flowery hoppy aroma with light pale malty notes. The flavor has a pale clean malty base, flowery hops, and a medium bitter finish. Nice.
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at pony bar. Pours a clear yellow with white head. Aroma is light pils and sweet grass. Mouthfeel is medium with straight grass and booze. God damnit, magic hat! Hadnt had a MH in a long time and this doesn’t make me want to try another one any time soon.
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: NY state , bottle 750 ml
Aroma average intensity. Soft malty feel with good but not bold herbal hop feel. Slight touch of caramel, hop acid and red apple. Dry alcohol on top a la Polish Mocne.
Top: medium sized, creamy whit top that created nice rings on glass.
Base: hazy amber.
Palate : medium bodied, with tad lighter yet well paired to body carbonation. Smooth clean top.
Taste: hop presence is far more accented in taste than in aroma with elements of sap. Nice refined bitterness with solid base of malts.
Other notes solid drinkable with warming heat.
AirForceHops (6963) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2 oz. sample at the brewery. Light hazy gold color. Aroma is Saaz and a grassiness. Light dough.
Flavor is ok. Wheat base with a nice lingering bitterness from the herbal/ grassy hop with notes of hay. Medium body with proper carbonation. Solid amount of bitterness that lingers well after the sip. Pretty decent.
Braudog (6582) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Deep, dark gold-bronze pour. Thin but sudsy head. The aroma is simply big, sweet and biscuity. The beer drinks thusly. Rich with a definite alcohol presence, thickly malty and bready. Good stuff though. (#5424, 2/2/2014)
ben4321 (6147) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 7/31/12, Rating # 2300
Aroma: The nose has some fruit, pilsner malts, grass, earth, and floral notes
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a frothy white head and heavy lace
Flavor: Tastes medium-plus sweet, similar to the nose, with a light hops/light hot malt finish
Palate: It’s medium-plus bodied, has a smooth, creamy, slightly sticky feel, and finishes mildly hot and dry
I tend to be fairly unexcited by much of what I’ve tried from Magic Hat, and while this wasn’t incredible, I think it’s a top Magic Hat offering for me. You know that typical MH taste? I didn’t get much of that here, so that’s nice... While this still wasn’t a great beer, it’s good to see a generally mediocre brewery showing a little bit of improvement. That’s about as complimentary as I can get on this one.
nuplastikk (6106) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Eddies. Filtered looking orange-tan body below a steady creamy white head. Nice crisp hop aroma, but a little fruitier taste than I would want for the style. Noble hops carry it. Nice fruity depth. Above average for a Magic Hat. Really grows on you the more you sip on it.