About Me

My photo

Former editor in chief of an award winning publication, avid outdoorsman, love hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, visiting state parks, published writer, avid drinker, certified bartender, beer rater and I ran a bar tending school, and blogger writing under title of the Man Can Critic 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1/30/12 Magic Hat No. 9

This review is in conjunction with my Corona review both of which were done at Dorko's Cafe in Mount Carmel. I had originally wanted to do this beer and that is why I did two reviews this day, Corona Extra and now Magic Hat No. 9. The temperature of the beer was near icy at 33.4 degrees with a small half inch head. The appearance of the head was a fizzy white that dissipated quickly and had excellent lacing. It had a normal clarity with a gold color and almost no carbonation. It had a honey like smell and sweet taste that reminded me of cough syrup that the more you drank it the better it tasted. The flavor was very light with an average finish and a dry mouth feel. The tongue hit was towards the back and overall I would say it was a very good beer that I would rate an A-. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.

Nutritional information from myfitnesspal.com

Nutrition Facts

Magic Hat - #9 Beer

Calories153Sodium0 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs14 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein1 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Infofmation from Magic Hat

#9 — Not Quite Pale Ale
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.
  • TYPE: Not Quite Pale Ale
  • YEAST: English Ale
  • HOPS: Cascade, Apollo
  • MALTS: Pale, Crystal


  1. I was an early adopter of all things MH as far back as about 1995 on a trip to VT to see the dead. #9 is too fruity for me now. i like wacko and blind faith.

  2. Haven't got to try either yet but I'm looking forward to the opportunity.