Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I picked up a case of the Magic Hat winter variety pack last week and this was one of the included beers. I started drinking these after I had already consumed copious amounts of Hamm's so I didn't bother reading the bottle. I really liked the beer, but could tell it was different than your average IPA. After picking this beer back up I discovered it's a wheat infused IPA, which makes sense when your sober.
A- Light orange and very cloudy like you would expect from a Hefeweizen. The head was white, about one finger thick, and laced nicely.
S- Mild citrus notes upfront followed by a funk aroma, most likely from the simcoe hops. I don't pick up any hints of malt.
T- Thick up front with loads of hop flavor. It has an amber character that fades into grapefruit and citrus with a little spiciness on the finish. You also get some grainy flavors from the wheat malt.
M- It's definitely on the medium-thick side in body from the wheat malt. It also has a smooth texture which is unique for the style. The carbonation was on the moderate side.
O- Overall, a delicious beer and unique twist on the IPA style. It definitely has the hop character you expect in an IPA, but with twist of wheat. It's thick and smoother than your average IPA. I'm going to have to brew my own Wheat IPAs in the near future.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 04:19:32 | More by y2jrock60
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