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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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724 Ratings

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Ratings: 724
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 46 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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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

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.