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Hocus Pocus - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

518 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | 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 robertp1024:
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robertp1024

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very crisp and refreshing wheat ale. Magic Hat has made another fantastic ale. This ale is very light and has quite a bit of citrus flavorings. Drank this ber at a very hot and very sunny Old Dom. brewery festival, and it was great. Perfect beer for those outside relaxing hot days. Very little head and what was there left fairly quickly.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2005 17:05:32 | More by robertp1024
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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.

Overall: Not a bad beer overall. Definitely a good summer beer and easy to drink.

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12 oz. bottle, with some sort of bottling code on the bottleneck. A new summer seasonal wheat ale from Magic Hat.

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.

S - The smell is pleasant enough; lightly grainy, lightly fruity in the vain of Magic Hat #9 - some apricot, lemon zest, and herbal grassy qualities.

T - The taste is mostly dry herbal graininess, wheat, & some lemongrass. Bready honeyed malt and a dry papery / grainy finish.

M - The feel is crisp, clean, grainy, and dry. Some honey sweetness lingering on the palate, which is nice.

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Hocus Pocus brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company with an ABV of 4.5. This is an wheat ale but it is filtered wheat ale. This is not not like your typical wheat brews on the market, that are unfiltered. Hocus Pocus pours out a nice golden amber color with a white head. Nice and crystal clear. The smell is nice and clean you pick up on kiss of wheat. The taste is bold with a little bite of citrus to it. There is some citrus and grains. Nothing bad about taste. This brew has a nice balance to it, there is nothing over powering in this beer. This beer goes down nice and smooth and clean. The finish is nice and clean. Magic Hat Brewing Company did a nice job with this one. I would get this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5

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Hocus Pocus from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.