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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Magic Hat - Blind Faith (IPA On Tour)

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Magic Hat - Blind Faith (IPA On Tour)
Magic Hat Brewing Company
5 Bartlett Bay Road
Burlington, VT USA
Est. 1994

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Copper in color.
Two finger off-white head that leaves very good lacing.
Hops aromas and slight malt smell.
Average amount of hops 'burn'; not overtly hopped.
Good amount of carbonation.
A light to medium bodied ale.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
An interesting IPA ringing in at a relative 60 IBU's.  I say interesting, because this came in a mixed 12 pack along with Odd Notion (Ginger Ale Summer 2010), their flagship #9 and Wacko.  It didn't fit in with the mellowness of the rest.  It was most likely included because it is from their rotating "IPA On Tour" series, and that made it odd or wacko or mysterious enough.  You know, as we say in the Reaper biz - "Here today, gone tomorrow."

As IPA's go, it was enjoyable, but a bit sessionable.  Maybe that's a good thing, and maybe that's a bad thing, but either way, it wasn't memorable enough.  On the other hand, if I could find it in a six pack, it might be the IPA I occasionally reach for in the beer aisle.

Don't discount it.  Allow yourself to have a little blind faith and you might find yourself enjoying it a bit more than the rest of the twelve pack.  I did.

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