Review - Magic Hat Brewing Company's Blind Faith
"...created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life's road, and interpreting signs in the voyages of the spirit. Brewed in homage to the wisdom of visionaries everywhere who blaze paths into uncharted territories. Our take on an India Pale Ale (IPA.) A deep golden amber ale with a rich up-front malty nose finishing with a big, hoppy bite. Dry-hopped to finish with a big fresh (Cascade) hop flavor. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting yeast." -- Magic Hat
Blind Faith. This is almost a creedo for us these days as we venture into the world of the less well-known micros. Magic Hat deliver some very interesting offerings, and this is no exception. It pours a light amber color with a fizzy, light-brown head. Good lacing behind a fully diminishing head. Aroma is moderately hoppy with pine notes and hints of light yeast. The initial taste is lightly bitter, moving to a light acidic finish with a long duration. It has a medium body on the mouthfeel that leaves us dry, with soft carbonation.
Reviewer's notes: There you go. Wow, look at that typhoon. Tastes more malty than hoppy. Not very complete. Not a typical IPA.
Reviewed on September 17, 2006.
|Source:||12 oz. Bottle|