DC Brau / Union Craft / Stillwater Magic Number

Brewed by DC Brau Brewing Company
Washington DC, Washington DC USA
6% · India Style Lager · 5 Ratings · 35 IBU · Special Release ·
Union Craft Brewing, Stillwater Artisanal and DC Brau Brewing Company, in honor of Baltimore Beer Week have created "Magic Number" - an India Pale Lager with 6% ABV & 35 IBUs - has a light, quenching body and a touch of flaked oats for a light, creamy mouthfeel. IPL’s are an exciting new twist on IPA’s, which produce a very palatable brew. Using a lager yeast, we’re able to keep the yeast character clean and restrained by means of a cooler fermentation temperature which lets the gentle malt character and the ridiculously juicy hop character be the only point of focus. Floral, citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit, earth, pine and melon; are these adjectives ringing any bells? Hell yes they are! The hops used in "Magic Number" form a formidable hop threesome. Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe are hands down the top three hops used in American IPA production and they hit on all cylinders here. If you consider yourself a true hop aficionado, this is one beer not to be missed!
Aroma
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Appearance 
1
2
3
4
5
Taste
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Palate
1
2
3
4
5
Overall
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Total Score 
Comments



Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

Click the descriptors above to add them to your comments.