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Hocus Pocus - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

520 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A toast to weeds, rays, and summer haze. It was a light, crisp ale for mowing lawns, hitting lazy fly balls and communing with nature, Hocus Pocus was offered up as a summer sacrifice to cloudless days. Its malty sweetness finished tart and crisp and was best appreciated with a wedge of orange.

13 IBU

(Beer added by: purplehops on 01-02-2002)
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Reviews by GeckoPunk:
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GeckoPunk

Connecticut

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Certainly a Summer beer in my opinion. Its' crisp and light mouthfeel reflect what I'm looking for in something to cool me off and keep my mouth feeling fresh and dry without any lingering heavy notes. The look is also quite similar... A light golden-honey appearance sports a short 1-finger head that dissipates quickly shows a good amount of tiny champagne bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The carbonation feels just how it looks, perhaps just a little thicker, but not by much.

The smell is delicate and expresses the wheat backbone of the beer. There is not a strong malty presence in the taste. It has a little pucker (not much), but enough to let you know that there is a dash of zesty lemon or citrus peel in the beer.

Overall - It's not my typical style of beer that I prefer. I would definitely choose my go-to Hefeweizens over it. In fact, I would probably say that it tastes like a mix between a good HW and a BMC beer, but without the wonderful Banana aromas I most desire from my favorite Hefeweizens. I don't see myself buying singles of this beer in the future. The variety pack, however, has many others I would choose of this beer. It rates "average" to my taste...

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 00:05:30 | More by GeckoPunk
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Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: An opaque yellow gold with a thick white head that quickly dissipates to a lacing.

Smell: Not very strong, mostly wheat, some lemon.

Taste: A refreshing crisp. Wheat is dominant, then some sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Light and easy to drink.

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Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice clear amber-orange colored body with about a finger of frothy white head. Minimal thin lacing, but not much sticks to the glass. Looks nice for what it is.

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Hocus Pocus from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.