unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Cap read, "Liquor before beer... are you kidding." Well, actually, tonight, I did think about it. Pour red/amber color, white foam, nice lacing. Mild grain nose, nice wooded hop character. Tastes of earthy, bitter hops. Velvety sweet caramel malts. Smooth, creamy texture. Very well balanced. Spicy tingle in the finish. Medium bodied. A very nice, very well hopped, RYE IPA. (3703)
ben4321 (6137) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Giannone, 5/16/13, Drinking this one virtually with jcos!
Aroma: The nose of this one is sweet malts, rye bread, and some light earth/pine hops
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish color with a a beige head that leaves heavy lace on the glass
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, rye malts, some caramel, mild butter, and fairly light hops
Palate: The body is medium (leaning light), a little sticky, with an okay, but slightly off mouthfeel
I wasn’t too impressed by this one. It’s pretty run of the mill. The rye actually shines decently enough, but the IPA flavors do not.
jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location/Date:Bottle on May 16th, 2013 with Ben(virtually) while listening to The Beatles play "Ticket To Ride".
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange brown.
Aroma: Aroma of rye, some caramel.
Taste: Rye, faint, bitterness, sweet caramel,
Palate:Light medium body, somewhat thin body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: This beer hit the right notes, but there is some sweetness to it that I’m getting that is a bit too strong.
MUbArAKKArAbUM (25) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Oz bottle poured into a pint glass, orange brown color and decent lasting head, caramel, citrus, vanilla, nicely hopped. Not as good as Sierra Nevada ruthless rye but pretty darn good
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
P: Hazed brown orange tinted body with micro bubble tan head.
S: Spicy rye, bready malt, dark fruits and toffee.
T/M: Roasted caramel, heavy rye, spiced rum, toffee candy, caramel apples, dark fruit and pine resin. Medium full spices body that Coates the palate with pine and fruit. Leaves of film on the top if the throat like sharp cheddar does.
O: By far the best Magic Hat beer I have had. This has great robust flavors and a dialed in spice profile to please.
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney citrus nose, copper pour with almond foam. Substantial lacing and glass cling, a Magic Hat trademark. Smooth Rye hop, with a touch of cascade-ish grapefruit.
jeremytoni (3040) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Bitter hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
edgallow (4039) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours hazy amber with a tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, floral and spice. Taste is spicy, sweet malts and pine resin.
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coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very orangey, slightly hazy medium amber with a medium-sized off-white head that leaves a lot of scuzzy lacing. Aroma is berry-sweet, caramel, some citrus, not terribly hoppy. Flavor is rather sweet, lots of caramel, touch of spice. Something’s slightly off. Muddy, sweet flavor. Slightly thick, sticky mouthfeel. Meh.
NikkTwist (3044) - 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.