Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Magic Hat 9

type: pale ale
origin: Vermont, USA
price: $8/6-pack

"Not quite pale ale" reads the bottle. Agreed, but not for the worse. As the picture shows, this pale ale actually is pale. The taste is definitely American pale ale style - slightly hoppy and dry - but the apricot flavors are intriguing. This is a top notch pale ale, but I think drinking more than 3 or 4 could get a little oppressive. I guess Birkenstocks, hemp, and freezing temperatures really inspired those South Burlington hippies; I'm glad it did. As I recall when I was there a few years ago, the brewery was reaching a pretty large scale, yet they still had a mary jane infused brew to taste. I hope they distribute to the West coast soon cuz daddy needs his fix.

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