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16. Magic Hat Wacko

The label on this one describes it as “a beer with beet juice color” which is just about right. Even with the deep red color this is a lighter beer that will quench your thirst. Not your typical summer style beer but Magic Hat tends to go against the grain. The saying on this cap was “If you’re in jail, your friends pay bail”, “You owe you a beer” and the last was “Suck the tow of Edgar Allan Poe”. Great art work on the label and as usual a quality beer from Magic Hat.
Pros: Great color and aroma, smooth
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 4.5%
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 15
Rating: ★★★½☆
Brewers Website: Magic Hat
Brewers Description: Wacko is the liquid song of summer: Crisp like the morning, cool like the evening and quenching all day long. Pop the top and set your summer loose. Wacko is a delicious summer beer with a big malty aroma, a subdued hop bite and a clean, slightly sweet finish.
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15. Magic Hat #9

I first had Magic Hat back in the late 1990’s on a trip to Stowe Vermont at a little pizza place called Pie in the Sky, or at least that is how I remember it. It was years before I saw it in a store in Maine but it remains one of my favorites. #9 is very easy to drink, has great flavor and goes well with most any meal or just on its own. Magic Hat also must employ some artistic people as they have a great website and very creative labels. They also have little sayings under their caps which can be interesting. First cap was “Bryan loves…..wings”. Not sure who Bryan is but I hope he is somewhere enjoying some wings. Second cap “All hopped up and nowhere to go”
Pros: Great taste, easy to drink
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 5.1%
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 18
Rating: ★★★½☆
Brewers Website: Magic Hat
Brewers Description: 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.

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