Hi.P.A. (Magic Hat Brewing Company)

Style: American India Pale Ale

6.7% ABV

70 IBU’s

Yeast: English Ale

Hops: Columbus

Malts: Pale

Gravity: 15.50 Plato

SRM: 3.5

Cap Quote: “You owe you a beer”

 

I really love this bottle’s label.  The cool seventies psychedelic album feel of the label is just perfect.  I love the color scheme of turquoise, blue and gold, and the font works perfectly with the seventies feel, and overall this is an awesome label.  This bottle is worthy of your shelf for sure, and is in fact already sitting on my shelf.

 

The beer pours hazy golden yellow with a nice thin white head.  The beer is actually rather hazy and reminiscent of a hefeweizen.  The carbonation was rather consistent from the bottom and healthy for the beer style, and the lacing is a fine sheet on the side of the glass that has some sticky tendencies.  The beer smells properly wet and full of citrus pine with a nice body of sweet salty biscuity malt.  The hops to hint at a medicinal aroma, but are really rather nice, hinting at lemon zest and grapefruit.  The beer tastes nicely bitter and biscuity.  Lemony grapefruit lingers bitterly in the mouth in the aftertaste, but the middle is nicely balanced between malt and hops.  The hops border between being too sweet, but don’t ever quite over power the taste buds, and leave the bitter aftertaste with a nice sweet tinge.  Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, but surprisingly lacking in carbonation.  It leaves the mouth with a nice torrent of spittle.  The roof of the mouth is quite dry and sticky on the tongue.  Overall this is a solid I.P.A. and a great example of the style.  This beer is a solid example of the more bitter versions of the style and perfect for those looking for the next step in bitters after they have begun their hops quest.  Worthy of a drink.

3.63/5

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