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Hocus Pocus - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

528 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 528
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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Overall, it is a decent enough take on the style - the honey makes a nice addition, and the moderately low 4.50% abv makes this beer light enough to be sessionable. A nice summer beer that I would have again.

Magic Hat Hocus Pocus ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 18:27:24 | More by mfnmbvp
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TP_43

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-01-2014 00:15:52 | More by TP_43
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JDeming

Maryland

2/5  rDev -40.5%

06-30-2014 02:15:19 | More by JDeming
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J702

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-29-2014 15:11:50 | More by J702
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caustin90


1/5  rDev -70.2%

06-28-2014 23:15:27 | More by caustin90
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-26-2014 04:56:18 | More by SocalKicks
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vwbus7

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-26-2014 03:49:52 | More by vwbus7
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y0tommyb

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-25-2014 21:42:30 | More by y0tommyb
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fritzparker

Vermont

4/5  rDev +19%

06-23-2014 17:51:28 | More by fritzparker
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Zachior

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +19%

06-23-2014 01:37:17 | More by Zachior
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-18-2014 02:41:24 | More by JamieDuncan
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robebo44

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-17-2014 23:38:33 | More by robebo44
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nicholas2121

Ohio

3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 04:05:56 | More by nicholas2121
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thestoutmaster

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-16-2014 21:17:22 | More by thestoutmaster
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Rob_Z

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-15-2014 01:34:10 | More by Rob_Z
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Geraurd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-14-2014 22:56:24 | More by Geraurd
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-14-2014 01:42:50 | More by xbrettfavrex
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smb71481

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-13-2014 01:21:05 | More by smb71481
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-10-2014 23:16:26 | More by dpgoblejr
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Johnroby

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-10-2014 20:17:38 | More by Johnroby
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wieshefe17

Nevada

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-10-2014 03:51:06 | More by wieshefe17
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bdaggett

Vermont

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-09-2014 21:27:32 | More by bdaggett
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-08-2014 21:15:41 | More by powdersoldier
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Caveworm

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hocus Pocus from Magic Hat Brewing Company is "summer wheat" brew, let's see. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's head leaves ASAP. Great lacing and a medium amber body.

I smell the atypical wibier armoas, but more faintly.

I also taste witbier attributes, but they too are faint. No aftertaste or lingering elements.

A 3.75 on the mouthfeel, as the cleanliness and crispness took me by surprise. Great job here!

A 3.75 overall. I fully understand why this is a PALE wheat beer. Because, to me, this has all of the traits of a witbier, but to a lesser degree. This would be a very refreshing summer brew. I will buy this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 03:50:44 | More by Caveworm
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-03-2014 19:57:29 | More by mmmbeerNY
Hocus Pocus from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.