COED's Beer of the Week: Magic Hat HI.P.A.

Tired of drinking lukewarm Keystone Light out of a 6-month-old keg? Trying to move past Bud Light Limes and Coronas? Crushed enough 30-racks to last a lifetime? The point is, you’re likely at that stage in your life (or close to it) where you want to drink better beer.
Don’t feel bad, as it happens to all of us at one point or another. While shitty beer never really goes away — trust me, stale kegs and 30’s are still very much a thing in post-grad life — decent beer becomes further appreciated and desired the older you get. While I get f*cked up way less than I did in college, I actually kind of drink more now because I have a delicious new beer with my dinner every night. And buddy, let me let you in on a little secret … Shock Top doesn’t count.
So, with all that in mind, we decided to set the very obtainable (and enjoyable) goal of trying, and hopefully enjoying, a new beer every week.

Me in the meeting finding out COED is going to allocate budget to buy me beer.


From popular IPA’s to obscure chocolate stouts, this is COED’s Beer of the Week.


About Magic Hat HI.P.A.

via Magic Hat:

A highly hopped India Pale Ale, which was formerly our spring seasonal. It began and ended with a hop bite that is itself forever balanced on the brink by a steady rhythm of malt. The label was designed by artist Stanley Mouse who is internationally acclaimed for his iconographic concert posters for venues like the Fillmore Auditoriums and the Winterland Ballroom as well as his classic album covers for the Grateful Dead and other bands.


Beer Facts

Type: India Pale Ale
ABV: 6.7%
IBUs: 65
Calories:  201


COED’s Review

Magic Hat’s HI.P.A. is definitely for IPA lovers. Definitely, on the hoppy side, this India Pale Ale is not for the average/casual beer drinker, who will complain about how “unsmooth” it is.
At 6.7 ABV and packed with hops, it isn’t necessarily a beer you should have with dinner or before you go out to the bar as it can leave you feeling quite heavy. This is the type of beer you have if you plan on staying in on a Friday night and want to get a casual buzz on.


Beer of the Week is a recurring COED.com series. You can find previous entries in the series below:




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