In this beer blog, we are going to try a new beer, which is Dream Machine, from Magic Hat Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this Northeast Craft Brewery. If you have not read those posts, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this beer.
It has a slight cloudy copper color with a creamy white head on this India Pale Lager. The aroma has a heavy citrus notes. The taste has a slight carbonated citrus notes with a nice crisp clean finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
The ancient ritual of brewing a distinctly rich and flavorful beer is a performance to behold. Our mysterious melange of times honored ingredients harmonize with chaotic chemistry, humble patience, and blind faith to create this unique beer to share in the rousing company of kindred spirits. Cheers!
Here is a description from their website (http://www.magichat.net):
Currents flow through lips, swim through limbs, lines of spine, and loop back ’round again, coming to rest in the comfort of your mind. Dream Machine whirrs, something stirs and the ether swirls with visions and dreams, reminding us that nothing in our minds must be what it seems.
Dream Machine, an India Pale Lager or IPL, is a melding of varied visions of an India Pale Ale and an Amber Lager. Once poured, its light copper color delights the eyes and a citrusy hop aroma flows through the nose. Upon first sip, a smooth hop bitterness reveals itself – fresh, bold and slightly spicy – before subtle hints of mild maltiness appear. A big hop bite and a crisp, clean lager finish combine for a beautifully balanced beer. Take Dream Machine for a spin and let your reverie begin.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I have to say the later versions of IPL’s are making the earlier ones look really bad. I will be honest at first I was not a fan of IPL’s. I thought it was a joke or a fake of a beer style. More and more craft breweries are making their version of India Pale Lager. I understand why. IPA’s are growing at a rapid rate and craft breweries are expanding IPA styles in that world. I am a pretty big fan of Wolverine IPL. I have to say Magic Hat out did themselves on their brew. They have best IPL that I had so far on the market. I know there are few more IPL’s coming soon and I will be looking for them when they hit the market. Dream Machine is my favorite one so far. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser