Leighton (20807) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a bit from tap at the MH brewery. Poured a rich amber hue with a medium head. Fairly big flavor: heavy on the malts, and almost as heavy on the hops. Nice, medium body. Smooth and robust finish. One of the better Fall seasonals I’ve tried.
fiulijn (20265) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, first beer of 2007!
A good American Pale Ale, enough malt, dry mouthfeel, very good hopping bearing biting resins, both aroma and taste. Very pleasant, good to start the year with.
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color, offwhite head. Crisp hoppy aroma, some spices and a sweetish malt tone. Grassy and rather bitter flavor, still with the soft malt notes. Citrus and floral notes.
bhensonb (14971) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours dark amber with a slight beige head. Aroma of smooth roast caramel. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is darkly smooth roast caramel, and there’s some earthy/spicey hop that turns this into something other than an average amber. A bit malty for me,but a good drink.
Tmoney99 (14283) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured clear reddish brown color with a moderate fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
argo0 (14107) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, best by Feb 08(?)) Crystal clear copper body topped by medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, spruce, some lemon, apricot. Taste is medium sweet, spruce, caramel, light lemon. Light-medium body, some stickiness, some crispness.
djd07 (14000) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark amber with a medum frothy light tan head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is grapefruit, spice and grain. Thin mouthfeel with a spicy malt grain with light hops with a dry finish. A good amber ale from Magic Hat.
Lubiere (13662) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Hazed dark amber ale with a big bubbled off white head. Aroma of caramle, herbal hops, illicit material, light nutty notes. In mouth, a classy hoppy ale with orange, and treacle, herbal, pleasing. Medium bodied. The Real Beer Expo - Rochester, NY, Oct. 21, 2006.
Drake (13496) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours bronze-ish red with voluminous head. I find the aroma kind of weird, like hops, water and leather. Taste is pretty straightforward hoppiness, with some creaminess and an underlying sweetness. Maybe a tad bit out of balance, but it’s one of Magic Hat’s better brews.
bierkoning (13132) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from dkachur, thanks! Red amber color. Grapefruit, grassy hops and red berries in the aroma. Firm grassy oily flavor with grapefruit and red berries, flowing into a dry hopbitter aftertaste, with some strawberry fruit. Nice!