Magic Hat #9

Magic Hat #9

Rated 3.315 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Co.

South Burlington, VT, United States

Style:  Fruit Beer

4.6% Alcohol by Volume

18 International Bittering Units

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A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there's never been anything else quite like it. TYPE: Not Quite Pale Ale YEAST: English Ale HOPS: Cascade, Apollo MALTS: Pale, Crystal ABV: 5.1 GRAVITY: 11.20 Plato BITTERNESS: 20 SRM: 9.0

ID: 3421 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank9988
Overall Percentile81.3
Style Rank110 of 1407
Style Percentile92.2
Lowest Score1.4
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.326
Weighted Score3.315
Standard Deviation0.593

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  • MISSSIPLESS 165 reviews
    rated 3.4 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    The beer is clear, amber in color, and topped with a frothy white head that wants to last for days and days. The nose is quite fruity with citrus and tropical scents, hops are somewhat earthy. Flavor is on the sickly sweet and syrupy side, almost cringeworthingly sweet

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours a pretty average amount of foamy head and has a golden amber appearance. Nice soapy lace. Has tropical like fruity aromas, mangos and apricots. Flavours are very fruity, some floral hops and grainy malts. The apricot comes through almost straight away. A little bit of tartiness and hints of bready malts as well. Fairly excessive carbonation. Mouthcoating sensation. Full bodied mouthfeel. Pretty good.

  • MYKE 542 reviews
    rated 4.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    I'm surprised no fellow GTAers have reviewed this yet. Found at The Beer Store in the Meadowvale Town Center in Mississauga. Nice head, nice colour. This is a really good beer. I didn't really make any notes other than that ha ha. Alas, it is a bit of a hike to acquire, but worth it. Definitely makes me wanna try their other stuff

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Notes: Peach and/or apricot are the main players in the aroma. Very light hopping...very light beer for that matter. Would be pleasant enough as a summer brew, just not much going on - but what's there is pleasant.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    12 oz bottle. Pours clear light gold with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

    The aroma is lots of sweet sugary apricot.

    The flavor is some wheaty malt with lots of sweet apricot and a little bit of a dry bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

    Overall, very one dimensional - sweet apricots - but enjoyable. A little much on the sweet side for me, I prefer something like Aprihop.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 2.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Orange color with quickly dissapearing white foam head. Aroma is indeed hard to place, fruity. Taste is dry, fruity and very little trace of the so beloved bitternes. Short aftertaste. (Houston 201208)

  • RICHSBEER 1960 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Slightly disppointed in over all taste, while quite good, i was expecting a little more fruit taste from a fruit beer. It was good refreshing beer, easy to drink on hot days.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    There ie a good pale ale in this, too bad they wrecked it with all the apricots. Fruity, rice nose, full mouth, sweet flavor with a nice dry finish and noticeable hops at the end. It seems like a beer that could have been so much better.

  • KXRIDER1171 15 reviews
    rated 1.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 3

    This beer disappointed me. A lot of people said it was a great beer but I found it a little too fruity. The aroma would be great if it wasn't in a beer. Poured with a thin head and an almost orange color.

  • TRAPEZEMONK 71 reviews
    rated 2.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    This beer poured a beutiful blonde/amber color, awesome head, very lacy, with great anticipation I smelled it and tasted it, the smell was of an average pils, the flavor was that of metal, almost like sucking on a butter knife with some budweiser on it, really not what I was expecting after a dramatic pour, maybe it was bad, I don't know, I will try another bottle and amend this if it is different. Looked like a beer, acted like a beer, did not taste like a beer! If I suck on another butter knife with budweiser, I will dump the remainder of the six pack out. At least the recycle container will be useful to hold the brown bottles.

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