Magic Hat Brewing Co. #9 Not Quite Pale Ale (5.1%)

#9This beer really smells of peaches.
You can almost feel the fuzz on their skins.
Not Quite Pale Ale is a warm honey amber with a fizzing head of foam, and as you take a drink the peaches in the aroma pop up on your tongue.
There’s a good peanut brittle caramel lounging around on a bed of flower petals, the lightest swish of pine resin, some chopped kindling woodiness and lots of fruit juice.
But the hops are a bit too soft with only the merest hint of citrus zing, everything’s just a little too mellow, which means the finish becomes a bit weak, a bit watery.
All in all it might not quite be magic, but it’s pretty good.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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