998. Magic Hat Hi.P.A.

998. Magic Hat Hi.P.A.

Jadyn and I stopped for beers at Christopher's on Friday (April 3rd) after work. I had Magic Hat Hi.P.A. and Jadyn had Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Magic Hat Brewing Company
Alcohol: 6.80%
Serving: Tap
Style: American IPA, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 3.5 | Mouthfeel: 3.5 | Drinkability: 3.5

all: 3.7

Pours a clear copper in color, and is topped by a creamy, off-white head, which retains well and leaves a solid sheet of lace down the entire glass. The aroma is hoppy with floral, citric and resiny notes. Letting the beer sit undisturbed yields occasional notes of orange blossoms, and a bit of a caramel aroma come out on warming.

Sweet and bready upfront with a bit of toastiness appearing towards the center. The finish has a good dose of resiny hops with citric hints and a good amount of lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated.

A pretty easy drinking IPA, nicely balanced with a good hop focus.