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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

679 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 679
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 28 | 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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Pyjack

Illinois

1/5  rDev -72.1%

12-14-2012 20:42:53 | More by Pyjack
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cstowell21

Maine

1/5  rDev -72.1%

01-27-2014 22:49:58 | More by cstowell21
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chippo33

Vermont

1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

06-01-2014 09:05:28 | More by chippo33
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freditoj

Alabama

1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

04-25-2013 03:20:58 | More by freditoj
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.78/5  rDev -50.4%

Magic hat seems to have the head/body thing down pat. Active body, creamy thick almost ice cream dense looking head. The aromas are light but this smells like a darn good IPA without the kick I'd like. The flavors however just aren't right. It is a melon dominate fruit flavor with pineapples adding their two since. The malt lacks the balance to fix these two not for me flavors. The finish on this is just awful, almost a dry cardboard like element.

Magic hat just seems to miss things time after time. I can see some IPA fans enjoying this one, but even those who this was made for I believe will feel this is average IPA at best.

10-21-2011 23:05:12 | More by bobhits
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -44.3%

02-20-2012 18:14:10 | More by chrispoint
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Condorup

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-26-2012 02:06:42 | More by Condorup
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.3%

12-28-2011 19:37:20 | More by thatdirtymick
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

2/5  rDev -44.3%

10-10-2013 13:16:31 | More by HRamz3
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.05/5  rDev -42.9%

A: A murky oxidized orange with a dirty bone covering shows little reistance and lacing. Small presence of carbonation. Was expecting a wheat ipa to be more pale in coloring but thats okay.

S: Nose was a bit of soapy oranges and citrus. washy delivery very weak in strength. Encore aroma is en-hiatus.

T: Again the flavor mirrors the nose with some washy, soapy, and detergent like flavoring. (he checks but finds no bottling info). Washed out oranges, bitter but not in a good way, more musky with a catty hint of greenery and moldy orange grinds. Starchy content, old mushy apples and citrus with some wheat and sweat (yeah you read right). Small warming of toasted grain and sour moldy hops leave an unpleasant aftertaste.

M: Wow no surprise here, washy mouthful, detergent like alkaline feel. A bright tart mention of oranges appears out of nowhere to turn to a sour moldy fade.

O: A total washout overall. Feel good about a solid 2.0 unimpressed rating here, has about as much wheat and hop character as i do sympathy for this. no encore sampling here.

12-06-2012 23:11:28 | More by beerthulhu
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PDXHops

South Carolina

2.2/5  rDev -38.7%

12 ounce bottle of indeterminate age poured into a La Chouffe tulip. Hazy amber with a nice soft and clingy head. Digging that lace.

Fresh bready malt and wheat aromas up front with subdued fruitiness in the background. Plenty bitter, almost to the point of astringency, but with little in the way of hop flavor to provide interest. Some faded leafiness and citrus. Rather lively in spite of being on the thickish side for an IPA, aided in part by the tang of the wheat and in part by zippy carbonation. I've run into a few wheat IPAs I liked pretty well, and I'm inclined to try this one again if I can be guaranteed of freshness. This particular sample, though, missed the mark.

05-06-2012 16:04:47 | More by PDXHops
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BrianCuoz

New York

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

03-08-2013 21:49:20 | More by BrianCuoz
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Thehopluver

Oklahoma

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

06-22-2012 18:52:43 | More by Thehopluver
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

10-24-2012 22:15:15 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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DCav


2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

11-18-2012 22:13:18 | More by DCav
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13esd

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

02-25-2012 23:29:08 | More by 13esd
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pchalk


2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

04-16-2012 18:48:19 | More by pchalk
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tfsimpkins

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

02-25-2013 13:53:04 | More by tfsimpkins
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

06-24-2013 20:44:49 | More by BostonPhilly
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

05-18-2013 15:16:22 | More by TheBigBoy
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redmaw

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

06-30-2013 21:59:39 | More by redmaw
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

12-10-2013 21:21:12 | More by BeerGod27
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sketchyhoodie

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

02-10-2013 04:36:29 | More by sketchyhoodie
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claspada

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -26.2%

Aroma is straight citrus and grassiness from the hops mixed with a hint of clove and wheat.

The taste is all bitter, not detecting much malt (barley or wheat) The citrus and grassiness of the hops with only a hint of clove from the yeast. Really not enjoying this one, too much bittering hops and not enough balance in my opinion. Hard to stomach for some reason.

The mouthfeel is full of lingering grassiness and sticky resin. This beer lingers far too much for my taste. It shouldnt be a struggle to finish a 12 oz bottle, but this was...

11-06-2010 20:19:02 | More by claspada
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

12-27-2013 19:04:51 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 679 ratings.