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Dream Machine - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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629 Ratings
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Ratings: 629
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 9
Gots: 135 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JAHMUR on 01-28-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

njbusa, Nov 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

cyber_phoenix, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus/pine hops and bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nice clean lager flavor with minimal yeast esters present. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid IPL style. Good robustness and balance of citrus/pine hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Nov 08, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -3.3%

Taking the pieces and parts of lager and rearranging their proportions to more resemble India pale ale gives Dream Machine a unique flavor, feel and set of aromas that lead with hops and trail with pilsner malt.

As the lager pours golden-straw, its head builds to greet the rim of the glass, much like any well-sculpted lager would. But one whiff brings out a sharp spiciness laced with verbena herb, pepper and fragrant grass. Its initial taste is cracker-dry and quick with light bread and grain sweetness.

As the bready and sweet malt trails across the middle, it paves the way for noble German hops- Its floral taste gives slim honeysuckle and fresh-pulled tobacco with fruit that develops into a grassy overlay. Fresh-cut grass, sassafras and a stemmy, peppery bite moves in to round out the bulk of taste.

Its quick finish keeps the body medium-light but lingers with the gripping and undeniable leafy astringency of the hop cone. Its chlorophyll linger onward along with bitter resins and waining tobacco herb.

BEERchitect, Nov 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

JoelAK, Nov 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

BrewtusTheBeer, Nov 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Tried one of these from a 12 oz bottle the other day.

In the glass, it's a dark amber, with lots of visible effervescence, and minimal head.

The nose was very faint, offering little more than some soft piney hops, so I didn't know what to expect. The taste wasn't too strong, following through on the pine, and offering a soft, citrusy finish, kind of like marmalade.

Carbonation and mouthfeel were both what I'd call medium--pleasant, but not overbearing.

Overall, i enjoyed it, though it's not necessarily something I'd pick up again. It's well-balanced, but doesn't really offer much I'd seek out--drinkable and enjoyable, in an interesting style, but not something I'll be keeping an eye out for.

Tatterdemalion, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Great citrus palet with a smooth finish. Well balanced.

Scottfromwayne, Nov 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

CalebDouglas, Nov 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

elkinbrown, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.12/5  rDev -5.7%

DuffMan23, Oct 30, 2014
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H0PHead108, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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kwa357, Oct 27, 2014
Dream Machine from Magic Hat Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.