Magic Hat Odd Notion - Irish Red Ale (Spring 08)

RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
An Irish style red ale brewed with cardamom.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Pours a nice brownish/reddish color with a decent sized tanish/off white head. Has a very inviting smell. A little hint of hops and chocolate/coffee. It has a very drinkably quality to it. Perfect for a spring/summer evening/night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2010
A: snifter. rich brown color with some reddish hues. khaki color head on top with a moderate retention level. OK lacing. S: nice rich malty aroma with a nice floral hop smell. slight sour oak tone. T: nice smooth taste, some caramel from the malts as the backbone, with a good citrusy hop flavor, mostly oranges. really nice flavor for the style. M: carbonation is a little high. medium bodied, but a little watery. very smooth brew though. D: a good session beer and a great seasonal for the spring. nothing amazing about it, but it is a good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15442) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Its good, but I didnt notice a big difference from other Magic Hat offerings. Reddish hue. Roasty ale with some floral nose. Rated 8/1/08

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suede53 (39) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2009
[Bottle] Poured a very dark, almost black with a reddish tint with minimal head. Very interesting looking. Aroma was a little roasted coffee and some hops. Taste was very roasted, like a dark coffee with some hoppy kick and a touch of sweetness. Finish was crisp with one last mild hoppy kick. By far, my favorite from the Pandoras Box sampler (2008).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
naivepegasus (367) - USA - JUL 5, 2008
Pours a reddish brown with about a finger of light beige tan head. Coca and coffee odor. Taste is of burnt toast, chocolate, and coffee, with a slightly bitter hop aftertaste. A decent session beer, but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3234) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2008
From a 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of Jul ’08. Pours more brown then red with a little bit of beige head. Kudos for the smoked, cocoa-like aroma. It was quite pleasing on the nose. Medium mouthfeel and bold. Flavor is sweet, malty, lightly spiced, and even a little fruity. It is complex but it is quite a likeable brew. I’ll have another (and I did).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrmac (334) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Beer pours a good dark brown with a decent enough head. Interesting nose, very floral with malt present. Very complex, but a bit watery for my taste. Still not bad, but I am glad I got this in the variety back instead of six.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2008
pretty good Irish beer, with some smokey notes, and lots of malt. much better than any macrobrews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Taps at Capital Ale House. Clear dark amber brown with small white head. Aroma is lightly spicey with notes of cardamon and roast malts. Floral and fruity flavors with lots of cardamon. Lightly carbonated. Finish is moderatly dry with some lingering floral and spicey flavors. The spice in an Irish Red is a bit unorthodox but interesting anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Courtesy of CigarCityBrew. Pours amber with off white head. The aroma is all over the place with rich roasty malts, sweet malts, licorice, flower pedals, nutmeg, cherries and picnic basket. Wow, lots going on. The taste starts rich sweet and roasty with mild berry fruitiness, some rounded off tartness, mild earthiness, honey, flower pedals, sweet licorice candy, dark hard candy and ending with mild malt sweetness and grainy maltiness. Everything comes together pretty nicely for me here. Yum.

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