Thursday, April 8, 2010

Magic Hat Lucky Kat

Brewery: Magic Hat Brewing Company
Location: South Burlington, VT
Style: IPA
Brewery Website
Rating: B

On tap for review (well, in-bottle actually) we have Lucky Kat, which is the year-round IPA from Magic Hat. The Lucky Kat is ruddy-amber in color with a slight haze and very fine bubbles rising. It pours with a 2-finger, foamy, off-white head. The nose is on the faint side, with pine and herbal hops alongside a touch of sweet, bready malt.

At first taste, the Lucky Kat leads off with smooth malt as bitter hops start to fade in. There are notes of pine as well as faint citrus on the hops side. There is also a bit of a faint "eurolager" note in the background. The finish has more bitter hops which are rather mild for an IPA, but linger pleasantly. Lucky Kat has a light-to-medium body and is quite drinkable for an IPA. Balanced without being overpowering, The Lucky Kat IPA from Magic Hat is a great intro IPA for the hop newbie.

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