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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

673 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | 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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rvcram9219

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-07-2013 01:19:59 | More by rvcram9219
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-06-2013 21:34:52 | More by AngusOg
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V3XX069

Kansas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-06-2013 03:43:14 | More by V3XX069
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-05-2013 00:32:55 | More by boszormeny
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bgillespie

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A hazy yellow brown with a thick white frothy head that laces as you drink it.

Smell: Citrus fruit, grapefruit, mild hops.

Taste: Similar to smell, grapefruit and wheat up front, then hops at the end.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall: An interesting beer, a mix between an IPA and a wheat beer. I am a fan of both. The beer hits a little bit of both. I enjoy the beer and would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 05:07:58 | More by bgillespie
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IOWA33

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-04-2013 03:55:08 | More by IOWA33
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-03-2013 22:02:17 | More by millerbuffoon
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-03-2013 04:55:29 | More by Duesler
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MeganPhillips

Vermont

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-02-2013 20:20:10 | More by MeganPhillips
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-02-2013 07:08:06 | More by xbrettfavrex
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wembly13

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-01-2013 15:39:39 | More by wembly13
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ahommell

Mississippi

3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Thick and heavier than expected. Orange. Opaque. Creamier head than expected. Lasts longer than one would believe on an IPA as well.

S: Orange. Bitter Orange. Grapefruit. Hops.

T: Grapefruit. Orange. Wood. Almonds.

M: Too much aftertaste for my liking. Tastes like an unripe grapefruit.

O: Ok Magic Hat... again you disappoint me. However, this is one of the better ones I have tasted.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 01:47:56 | More by ahommell
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Bix

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-01-2013 00:35:23 | More by Bix
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MikeMilanoDesign

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-30-2013 20:25:15 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
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trocketsauced

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-27-2013 03:23:13 | More by trocketsauced
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Kroller86

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-26-2013 03:18:13 | More by Kroller86
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stormgasm7

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-25-2013 01:50:21 | More by stormgasm7
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-24-2013 02:56:00 | More by buzzy
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RedWeizen83

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-23-2013 23:29:23 | More by RedWeizen83
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-21-2013 22:09:35 | More by ChipMurray
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-21-2013 01:29:26 | More by scruffwhor
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purppy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-21-2013 00:31:52 | More by purppy
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new to me IPA from Magic Hat, acquired as part of the Magic Hat winter variety pack. Expectations are about average.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A - Pours a light lemon color but appears bright orange in the glass. Two fingers of soapy off-white head. Fairly unexciting to the look at, but I suppose it suits the style just fine.

S - Smell is of grapefruit rind bitterness, some dusty malt, light grassy wheat, lemon zest, hint of yeast, and some dry soapiness on the finish. Again, fairly unexciting to smell, but suitable for the style.

T - Taste follows the nose: dry bready malts, some bitter grapefruit hops, lemon zest, hint of yeast, herbal earthiness, and a dusty grassy wheat presence. Poor depth of flavor and maybe just a tad too malty / bready.

M - Feel ends bitter, bready, and dry. Medium-full bodied with okay carbonation.

Overall, it is by no means a bad IPA, just a fairly ordinary one at best. Definitely drinkable and approachable, with a semi-higher-than-normal abv of 6.40%, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have this again.

Magic Hat Encore ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 19:08:42 | More by mfnmbvp
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longisland1983

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

11-19-2013 01:13:01 | More by longisland1983
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-16-2013 19:16:12 | More by enelson
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.