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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

671 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-12-2014 09:39:14 | More by aklude
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-10-2014 10:45:38 | More by KeyWestGator
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KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-03-2014 05:47:13 | More by KevMo84
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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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Joe_Suave

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-26-2014 16:21:35 | More by Joe_Suave
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-14-2014 16:52:10 | More by Dougwillhike
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-09-2014 22:36:47 | More by jaswilson2
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-09-2014 01:59:20 | More by IllicitEloquence
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

05-08-2014 01:09:09 | More by paulish
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-05-2014 21:53:52 | More by MikeWard
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-29-2014 18:00:32 | More by atrocity
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-29-2014 15:29:05 | More by Coreynezy4
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mtavares

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-21-2014 19:46:32 | More by mtavares
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Banana420Kush

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-18-2014 04:48:59 | More by Banana420Kush
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viers002

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-18-2014 00:25:26 | More by viers002
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-13-2014 19:43:44 | More by marmstrong1212
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CtephanieCimone

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Caramel golden copper color

Your nose can pick up on the bitter and wheat notes...

To be honest the first time i tried this beer I really enjoyed it, once i started getting into beer more and seeing what other breweries had to offer I realized MagicHat in general is a great introductory brewery. They have the ability to appeal to people outside of the craft brew community, which isn't a bad thing.
This kind of beer is exactly the kind of beer that can show a "craft beer virgin" that there is a beer out there that will appeal to your pallet no matter what your taste buds fancy.

This beer really hits home. But it is subtle as far as intensity of flavors. You are able to pick out the wheat and the hops, but its not overwhelming.
Definately a great introductory brew! Crisp and fresh-- great for Spring and Summer!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 19:02:18 | More by CtephanieCimone
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-13-2014 17:07:54 | More by thatoneguymike
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

04-13-2014 13:53:46 | More by outoffocus
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-10-2014 13:49:01 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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krampert11

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-10-2014 06:31:02 | More by krampert11
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brandoncun

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-10-2014 01:38:14 | More by brandoncun
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JoePlail

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-09-2014 18:35:35 | More by JoePlail
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear, copper color with a half inch of foamy, white head that settles slowly to a layer of bubbles on the surface. Some lacing as you drink.
S: Grassy, peppery, and citrus with the hops leading off and a mellow grainy base with a light touch of roasted barley and caramel. More herbally notes in there from the hops.
T: First a fresh grass, light pine, herbal and peppery notes hits the tongue with some bitterness. Then the semi-sweet toasted and bready malt backbone lunges forth and gives a wave of balance to this IPA. More bittering hops push this beer to the bitter end of the spectrum on the finish without any alcohol warmth.
M: Medium-light body with a somewhat moderate carbonation and slight slickness on the tongue. Then come the bittering hops to finish this beer on the bitter side.
O: A decent IPA to throw back pretty easy and satisfy the hop need and refresh the palate. If you are looking for a complex yet smooth as hell IPA this is not it but it is a good beer from Magic Hat and worth the try. It has something there to offer even a big hop snob. Grab one and enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 21:22:53 | More by scottbrew4u
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-05-2014 00:21:56 | More by majorbase2
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.