We brewed a Magic Hat #9 clone. Out first partial mash. Last night my wife and I did our first side by side tasting next to the real thing. It was a match!
It was so hard to taste the difference, even when comparing side by side. The color was off, but the taste was dead on. Any differences were subtle and you had to hunt for them.
This is all the more exciting, because we botched to mash. The mash temp. was 185F. I didn't realize how important the temp was, until I did some more reading. The attenuation was terrible. It still tasted good.