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Hocus Pocus - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

529 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 27 | 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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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.

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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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Magic Hat Hocus Pocus ---3.5/5

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Hocus Pocus from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.