Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by NedShakeshaft:
4.25/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From the bottle, plucked from Magic hat's winter seasonal pack.
This one is billed as an American Wheat IPA and is exactly that. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick head that holds its own. I was actually a little worried after the pour, thought it might be a jumbled mess but it's actually an extremely well-balanced ale. Fruity nose balanced by lots of American Hops. It's kind of like #9 meets Sierra Nevada, which is meant as a high compliment. Silky mouthfeel, very easy to drink for a hoppy ale. A bit bitter and grassy on the finish.
Kind of surprised it was included in the winter pack, it seems like more of a summer beer. Maybe there's a double-entendre in the name, like one more blast of summer amid the schwarzbier and the porter in the pack.
This would be a go-to IPA if it were year-round brew. I actually prefer it to the Sierra Nevada Torpedo.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2011 05:36:05 | More by NedShakeshaft
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