Magic Hat #9

Beer Review: #9 by Magic Hat Brewing Company

4.5 out of 5 Stars

This beer bugs me, but mainly because it bugs other people.  When I do any beer review, I do some internet research to make sure that I’m not way off base with what I’m tasting and smelling.  I’ve already mentioned my less-than-ideal sniffer, but I always like hearing that what I’m seeing, smelling, and tasting is at least in the ballpark of what others are sensing.  What others sense when they drink #9 is that it’s an unimpressive, uninspired brew for the weak of palate.  What I sense when I drink it is that a bunch of beer snobs with shitty facial hair are too cool to admit that they like a beer that tastes like apricots.  This beer kills it on hot summer days, and here’s why:

The Pour: The beer pours with an orange tint and a nice white head that dissipates fairly quickly.  It leaves some lacing but not of legendary proportions.  Yep, that’s all.

The Smells: The smell is all fruity and sweet.

The Tastes: Apricot is the predominant flavor that you’ll get.  This beer is sweet.  A delightful level of sweet.  Everything about this beer conveys lightness.  The body is light.  The amount of sweetness is light.  All of the flavors roll off of your tongue with a lightness like something that conveys lightness.  The carbonation isn’t light, maybe medium, but more bubbles adds to…lightness.

So there you have a short and sweet beer review, which is much like the beer itself.  Short and sweet.  Do you see what I did there?