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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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681 Ratings

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Ratings: 681
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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Photo of redmaw
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

redmaw, Jun 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

BeerGod27, Dec 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

sketchyhoodie, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of claspada
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...

claspada, Nov 06, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

PretzelsNBeer, Dec 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

nafredet1, Jan 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

outoffocus, Apr 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

GreersBeer21, Jun 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

ms11781, Jul 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Focusf111, Feb 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

cjohns73, Dec 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

CraftBeerGuild, Nov 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

DmanGTR, Feb 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

MonkeyStain, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of searsclone
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.

searsclone, Dec 07, 2012
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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.

AdamBear, Jan 05, 2011
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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.

Haus, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of WastingFreetime
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.

WastingFreetime, Mar 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

kuishinbo_tantei, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
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.

Beaver13, Oct 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

GOBLIN, Mar 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

rwilde, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

marmstrong1212, Apr 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

dmorley21, Mar 08, 2012
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.