Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Reviews by masey222:
4.35/5 rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Woody orange, oak, color and pretty cloudy, with a thin head that falls to film fast but sticks to the glass well...
The smell is hops, really coniferous hops and a really nice sour orange but isn't super strong...
taste is well balanced nice pine hop, not to floral but some nice flower notes has some orange notes as well that balance it out well, the taste is consistent all the way through and is really fresh...
it is very crisp the kind of thing that make you go ahh and smack your lips after the first drink...
a really really good IPA, isn't to floral which I like, very very drinkable I would buy a second.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2010 10:09:39 | More by masey222
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3.34/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish IPA glass.
A: Pours a very cloudy orange color. Creamy off-white head retains very well. Plenty of stickage.
S: Vibrant hop oils front and center. Big hit of orange peel. Very green and pithy. Dusty and crusty malt base with a smattering of wheat. Faint whiff of alcohol. Blunt and to the point, if not one dimensional.
T: Very green, oily, and pithy. Catty and a little oniony too. Strong bitterness clamps down on the palate in a death grip. Stiff hit of solventy alcohol. Toasted crust. High oily bitterness and boozy on the finish.
M: Soft creamy palate is erased by a gripping wash of hop oils. Fine, scrubbing carbonation feels forced. Alcohol warmth in the swallow.
O: Magic Hat is trying too hard with this one. They need to take this beer down a few notches and focus it. It feels as though they made a bold, hoppy beer just for the sake of it. No balance or finesse at all, and it really wears on the palate.
Serving type: bottle
01-19-2014 16:22:47 | More by ryan1788a5
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.