Magic Hat Not Quite Pale Ale summer beer is very drinkable.

#9 – Not Quite Pale Ale

Year Round Beer
American Pale Ale
5.1% ABV
Magic Hat Brewing Co.
South Burlington, Vermont

Brewers Description of Not Quite Pale Ale Summer Beer:

“A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there’s never been anything else quite like it.”

Magic Hat Not Quite Pale Ale summer beer is balanced with food.

Our Review:

#9 Not Quite Pale Ale summer beer is the color of burnt honey. Detect an inviting tart hops aroma with an interwoven fruitiness. There is a real smooth richness to #9. The beer is initially tart to the tongue with an abundance of carbonation. Apricot is prevalent, but not enough to be a fruity beer. It does have a ginger-like aftertaste that lingers.

This “Not Quite Pale Ale” is quite refreshing for lounging on a summer afternoon. I do think #9 is an uncommon presentation that sets it apart from others.