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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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757 Ratings

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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 63 | 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:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 09-08-2010

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
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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...

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.