Magic Hat hI.P.A.

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Type: American IPA
  • Brewed by: Magic Hat
  • Availability: Spring
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  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Moderate
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: http://www.magichat.net/
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  • 25 
  • 3.5/5 
  • 05.80% 
  • 2504/3686 
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Magic Hat hI.P.A. is a highly hopped India Pale Ale and the Spring SeasonAle. A medium-bodied beer with a fresh and fruitful nose of vernal vitality. It begins and ends with a big hop bite that is itself forever balanced on the brink by a steady rhythm of malt. Dry-hopped for extra quenching in the face of heat and beat, it's an ideal accompaniment to chilling out, turning inward or sailing onward through the music of the night toward the dawn of the mind. It's the liquid way to say be here now lest you never come this way again.

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Reviews: 2

  • Oct 7, 2012
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.3
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    [Suggested Glassware: Shaker Glass]

    The pour was a hazy golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that had great retention and excellent sheeting of lacing.

    The aroma was of light grain malts, floral hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (orange).

    The taste was bitter from the get go with a mild caramel sweetness slowly creeping in, and then became mostly hoppy with a strong citrus peel bitterness and a slight peppery ending. The flavor lasted quite a while after the swallow with a good bold hoppiness left lying on the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a medium carbonation.

    Overall a very satisfying IPA with lots of flavor and a damn good hoppy presence...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Dec 19, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
    4.3
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    It has a great hazy appearance with a golden honey color. The aroma is full of floral hops up front with malt and yeast notes in the background. Its flavor has an herbal and almost fruity hop character with a heavy supportive base of toasted malts and doughy yeast that adds a nice complexity. It has a silky light to medium body that’s a little bit oily and has a fairly short dry finish. Wonderful.