Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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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
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