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Hocus Pocus - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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567 Ratings

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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 42 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

beans923, Jul 07, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

mriley1984, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Rhody1, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

richobrien, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

lilwaite, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

daron7, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

goodshiz, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Mikeypnh, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of bgillespie
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

bgillespie, Jul 03, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

mfnmbvp, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

TP_43, Jul 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

JDeming, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

J702, Jun 29, 2014
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1/5  rDev -70.1%

caustin90, Jun 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

SocalKicks, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

y0tommyb, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

fritzparker, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Zachior, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

JamieDuncan, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

robebo44, Jun 17, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev +4.8%

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

nicholas2121, Jun 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

thestoutmaster, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Rob_Z, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Geraurd, Jun 14, 2014
Hocus Pocus from Magic Hat Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.