#3 – Magic Hat Brewing “G-Thing”

G-Thing was part of the Magic Hat 2013 Winter Wonderland seasonal pack.

From their website, this is a 5.7% ABV, 25 IBU beer with ginger juice and cinnamon added, hopped with Magnum and Northern Brewer on a Pale, Caramel Vienna, Caramel Munich, Victory, Chocolate, Wheat malt base with English Ale yeast:

G-Thing! is a Ginger Spice Ale led by a fresh ginger zing that’s followed by a bready malt backbone. Its subtle roasty notes and mild hop bitterness slowly give way to a serene cinnamon spiciness as the malt tones melt away.

Appearance: Dark brown, with minimal head. Head fades to a halo very quickly. 3/5

Smell: Smells of dark malts. Smoky, slight ginger and cinnamon smell. Malts more than anything else. 6/10

Mouthfeel: Thin, with light carbonation. 3/5

Taste: Tastes like it smells. More malty than anything else, but not overly flavorful. 6/10

Overall: A decent beer. Magic Hat puts out decent beers, but there is nothing that stands out about this beer. They definitely tried to make something big and cool, but fell short. 18/30

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