Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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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
2.83/5 rDev -21.2%
bottle into a globe glass
opaque butterscotch color with a grayish whit head and good lacing
smell is pine and followed by a touch of butterscotch
taste is hops and that's about it.
watery mouthfeel with thin finish
overall, just average. for me, the only thing the wheat did was cause it to be hazy.
12-07-2012 02:19:33 | More by searsclone
2.85/5 rDev -20.6%
A-cloudy golden yellow. very thin white head
S-very hoppy and very citrusy. i smell a lot of grapefruit, very strong. i'm impressed with this.
T-hits with a good amount of hops that quickly subside in to a bitterness followed by a citrusy after-taste. grapefruit tastes are in there as well. overall its not a bad IPA but its just mediocre...nothing incredible.
M-medium to high carbonation with a dry finish
D-hmmm not the most drinkable IPA. the taste just isn't that wonderful. its a bland forgettable attempt at an IPA that i'll most likely never want again. the tastes stay but who cares.
01-05-2011 19:24:19 | More by AdamBear
2.88/5 rDev -19.8%
A - Color is a medium gold with an orange-ish tint. A little hazy with a white head that dissipates quickly.
S – Smells like grapefruit/tangerine…some pine notes.
T - pleasant grapefruit/citrus punch coupled with a sweet malty finish, not terribly overwhelming “hopped up” which is to be expected at the lighter end for IBU’s…I think it said 45 on Hat’s website. A bit more fruity than expected.
M – Smooth, medium-light body
O – Pretty good flavor profile going on here, refreshing. However, if you are looking for a blast of hops in an IPA this is not the one.
11-30-2011 17:53:13 | More by Haus
2.9/5 rDev -19.2%
Reviewed from notes.
A. Hazy orange amber with some minor sediment particles, one finger of foam that lasts a minute, no lacing left behind.
S. Straightforward herbal and citric peel hopping aroma, I'm having a hard time picking up on any wheat malt aroma underneath.
T. Oily hops and grapefruit pith, some minor lemon and orange peel notes, malt is almost completely obscured and comes across as a poorly balanced attempt at a Gumballhead sort of flavor profile to my palate. Its a shame that the wheat malt isn't really allowed to shine through as much as it needs to in order to provide a proper equilibrium.
M. Medium body and carbonation, very crisp and dry throughout.
03-08-2012 20:15:17 | More by WastingFreetime
3/5 rDev -16.4%
12 oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with red tint and a big meringue like white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is a bit subdued - wheaty malts, some fruity melon and maybe some rye.
The flavor is sweet bready caramel/crystal malts and some melon with a light to medium rye-like hop finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and kind of watery.
Overall, it's OK. Seems more like a pale ale than an IPA.
10-17-2012 04:18:06 | More by Beaver13
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.