NikkTwist (3087) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Draft at Sugars. Hazy medium amber with a small off-white head. Strong hoppy rye. Bitter earthy grassy notes, though still a bit sweet. Very rye forward. Stronger than most Magic Hat brews but still feels like a better IPA watered down.
blipp (8978) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Some flowery hops, malty sweetness and hints of rye, with lighter notes of pine, and light lingering bitterness. Decent.
jbruner (4627) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper brown on tap with thin lacy off-white film and slight webby lacing. Aroma of rye spice and slight floral hops, almost a lager malt back. Taste is heavy on the rye with an earthy floral bitter hop finish. For magic hat, this is pretty solid.
Beerman6686 (6606) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a light orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of light rye, light bittering hops and not much else. Flavor was of weeds, grass, and light spices. Not much of an IPA.
TURDFERGUSON (4057) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from broken up mix pack at Trader Joe’s. Pours a dark, murky, plum color, quite eerie looking actually. Thick, steady white, light meringue-like head. Nose is sweet cream, fruity, blueberry, bran, cereal malt. Flavor is icky-sweet and sweaty, fruity, bitterness. A complete mess, and exactly what I expect from this brewery which has obviously has been left in the dust after the new wave of the craft beer revolution.
nuplastikk (6141) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Unfiltered murky orange-brown body. Fluffy, steady off-white head. A pretty well balanced Rye IPA. Respectable enough hopping, a little one dimensional maybe. Either way, this beer is malt centered, big rich caramel and rye tones...though still finishes a touch hollow. The house yeast really dominates.
ryanscourt (1436) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad Rye hoppiness. Fairly short and simple. What’s there is pretty good, but not too impressive. Definitly would order this at a bar and enjoy it, just not over similar rye offerings that I have had.
Drake (13488) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from the spring sampler. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts with earth and rye notes. The taste is spicy rye, herbal and pine notes, caramel malts and some toast. Well balanced. One of the better Magic Hat beers I’ve had in some time.
odinstyr (786) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber-orange with a small thick white head. Smells of spices lightly, citrus, pine. Taste is spiced, moderately bitter & sweet - rye, mild spruce.
Thisis12ptfont (1166) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong rye, burnt sugar and oatmeal aroma. Deep copper color with a one-finger foam. Strongly carbonated flavors of rye, burnt sugar, maple and english yeast strands. Overall, nice and flavorful. Slightly dark and robust flavors with a nice hop bitterness on the finish. I’d give this a B+ rating.