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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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673 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A genre-blending mix of an American wheat beer and a traditional India Pale Ale. Encore is hopped and dry-hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops, and has a pleasant grapefruit aroma that compliments its subtly sweet malty backbone. Grab a lighter and get up front!

45 IBU

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 09-08-2010)
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ZimZamZoom

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3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Best-by date of 2/28/2011. I missed by about 6 days.

A very hazy orange-amber color, with a nice dense off-white head that stays put for a long time. Lacing is solid. Lots of visible carbonation.

Wow, the aroma pretty much defines grapefruity hops. Also some pineapple notes. There is a hint of sweetness behind this, but by no means is it balanced. Not complaining, just noting. Taste is also big on the grapefruit and pineapple, some nice rounded malt in the middle before the hops come back in a bitter fashion for a strong but short finish. Nothing lingers, which is a bit of a disappointment.

A touch thin in the feel, but a good drinkable hoppy beer. Really nothing to rave about though. Average all-around.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 18:29:23 | More by ZimZamZoom
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Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.