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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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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

09-11-2012 22:18:38 | More by danthehopslamman
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MEW

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

09-11-2012 01:27:49 | More by MEW
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a very pale yellow, like a chardonnay with a hell of a lot of carbonation bubbles racing up to feed the finger-width head of fluffy white bubbles. Lacing is dry and sheet-like on the glass. The beer smells wet, fresh, and sweet with some light hop-spice and citrus accentuations and a ghost of biscuity malt behind it. The beer tastes bitterly wheat-like with some nice citrus accentuations. The flavor reminds me a lot of A Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale by Laguinitas, only not as tasty… There are some nice Cascade hop notes in the taste and an astringent bitter on the tongue. The mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, like a nice summer ale with a little bit of an acidic bite from the carbonation. The mouth is left wet with saliva and a slight bitter burn on the tongue. Overall this is a nice example of the style, though I can’t say it is my favorite. The bitter is a little too present without a hop character to tenderize it out on the tongue. This beer is mediocre but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 22:41:08 | More by Maxwell
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

09-08-2012 00:36:01 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.7%

09-07-2012 14:13:22 | More by jurbanik
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mojo525

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

09-07-2012 00:54:41 | More by mojo525
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

09-02-2012 02:15:38 | More by jlogan7
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bdn8183

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-01-2012 04:31:21 | More by bdn8183
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Steinberger

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.7%

08-31-2012 22:15:09 | More by Steinberger
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FroggieG

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

08-29-2012 21:17:08 | More by FroggieG
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-26-2012 23:52:50 | More by beerpadawan
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alleycat

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-23-2012 21:31:19 | More by alleycat
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-23-2012 15:28:24 | More by sdaly3
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BeneathAJoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev +19%

08-22-2012 20:46:08 | More by BeneathAJoe
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mfigueroa713

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-18-2012 10:47:46 | More by mfigueroa713
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Tone

Missouri

3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, golden/straw color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of slight wheat, slight yeast, strong pale malt, hint of hop, slight earthy malt, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of wheat, slight sweet malt, pale malt, and a hint of hops. Overall, average body aroma, but good feel and blend.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 15:34:52 | More by Tone
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Shaw

Florida

2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle supplied by the brewery.

A clear (even after swirling the bottle) pale yellow in color with a white head that quickly turns into a layer of foam.

Nice aroma of spice, though I'm not sure there's any in this beer.

Not impressed with the first sip. Vegetable notes with some citrus peel. I see the alcohol level is 4.5 percent, which helps explain the lightness of this beer. I don't have any problems with lower-alcohol beers, but I'd like them to have more flavor than this.

Crisp and fizzy body.

They said they haven't brewed this since 2008. I think it may have been prematurely resurrected.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:58:21 | More by Shaw
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ScottLaCombe

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

08-11-2012 16:42:28 | More by ScottLaCombe
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boxofhate

New York

2/5  rDev -40.5%

08-05-2012 19:08:45 | More by boxofhate
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +19%

07-28-2012 00:06:31 | More by BigTrubble
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-Pours yellow. Pale. Lightly illuminated. Head is off-white and foamy. Leaves light lacing.

S-Light nose. Wheaty and yeasty. A tad bit grassy. Smells a bit watery. Light breadiness.

T-AKin to the nose. Wheat, yeast, mellow spice. An apple flavor. White bread. Minutely grassy.

M-Easy drinking and bubbly with a watery body. Crisp enough to warrant a quick kill via my tasting glass.

O/D-A bland one. Has its high points but it is far from memorable. Just another brew by Magic Hat.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 22:58:47 | More by VelvetExtract
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mk66

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

06-21-2012 15:25:35 | More by mk66
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mitch3114

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-21-2012 03:25:38 | More by mitch3114
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Drk93TT

Michigan

4/5  rDev +19%

05-20-2012 21:54:47 | More by Drk93TT
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +48.8%

05-13-2012 02:46:37 | More by GuidedByBill
Hocus Pocus from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.