14 Apr Day 6 (#30Beers30Days)
Whew! What a loooooong day! The EAV Run Before You Crawl 5K was even more fun this year. It’s the perfect race. But after running 3.1 miles through hilly East Atlanta Village, it was time to get our crawl on! Runners divided into pub crawl teams and visited 5 pubs in the village. Terrapin was a major sponsor of the crawl, so most beer specials were Terrapin brews. I decided to go left, and try Magic Hat #9 Not Quite Pale Ale (5.1% ABV).
Magic Hat is brewed in Vermont. The company is a little over 30 years old and specializes in beers with BIG flavor. Magic Hat #9 is no exception. They call this a “Not Quite Pale Ale”. It was an amber in color, highly carbonated beer w/a creamy head. The flavor was big, but had an interesting floral aroma w/a dry and chalky mouthfeel. Not something you experience everyday. Magic Hat #9 is definitely a beer drinker’s beer. Beginners: beware. Girly beer drinkers: don’t even. This beer is made for grown ups. The hops and malt in this beer are perfectly balanced. And since it’s an American pale ale, the hops are more floral; not so bitter.
On Day #6 of the #30Beers30Days challenge, I give Magic Hat #9 at B. Definitely interesting enough to try again!