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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 bluerabbit
3/5  rDev -16.4%

bluerabbit, May 30, 2012
Photo of gatornation
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

from 12 oz bottle

A- pours a hazed peach color with a staying 1 finger head, some nice lacing lines the glass

S- was malt s first with grapefruit hops and baked bread

T- malty start with sweet caramel bread and floral citrus hops to follow

M- smooth medium carbonation with a noce hop/malt taste for the palate

O- a good IPA smooth and drinkable nothing fight for supremacy but offers a nice IPA to drink

gatornation, May 27, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%

12oz bottle, pours a hazy tangerine color with a fluffy, off-white head that holds good retention and leaves decent lacing on the glass. Aromas are wheat, earthy, citric orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Tastes are wheat up-front followed by grapefruit, mango, piny hops, and orange zest. Mouth-feel is thick and creamy, finishes with some bitterness, but still well balanced. Overall, nice take on a not so common wheat IPA style; reminds me of a home-brew I one did.

barnzy78, May 25, 2012
Photo of Jumski
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Jumski, May 24, 2012
Photo of bnes09
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%

Translucent orange ale. Somewhat weak head. Descent retention and some lace spots.

Fresh orange, pine and coriander aroma with hints of malt in there as well.

Flavor is bright and fresh with hop characters prominent. Grapefruit, dish soap and pine needles describe the hops well. Malt is sturdy in the background and provides a mild sweetness which holds the brew together. Well balanced.

Medium bodied and quite drying from the hops. Plenty of lively carbonation.

Good stuff. I like the wheat IPA concept. Problem is its hard to detect the wheat characters underneath the aggressive hops. This beer allows just enough of the wheat flavor to come through.

bnes09, May 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

JohneHoodlum, May 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

EnjoiThePureTrip, May 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Bito401, May 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

GuidedByBill, May 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jaay, May 11, 2012
Photo of PDXHops
2.2/5  rDev -38.7%

12 ounce bottle of indeterminate age poured into a La Chouffe tulip. Hazy amber with a nice soft and clingy head. Digging that lace.

Fresh bready malt and wheat aromas up front with subdued fruitiness in the background. Plenty bitter, almost to the point of astringency, but with little in the way of hop flavor to provide interest. Some faded leafiness and citrus. Rather lively in spite of being on the thickish side for an IPA, aided in part by the tang of the wheat and in part by zippy carbonation. I've run into a few wheat IPAs I liked pretty well, and I'm inclined to try this one again if I can be guaranteed of freshness. This particular sample, though, missed the mark.

PDXHops, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

cashmier, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Mick-e-d, Apr 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Sudsanonymous, Apr 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

pchalk, Apr 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

SalMineo, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

dgeebs07, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Cane4Beer, Apr 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ABisonEgo, Apr 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

jrempel, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Mauidan, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of thedoubler55
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- CLoudy orange color that leaves about a finger of head at the top with some nice retention of lacing around the glass as you drink.

S- Simple nose, grassy and malty with hints of grapefruit and caramel.

T- Same as the nose, earthy with nice notes of tropical fruit and caramel.

M- Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a bit sticky.

O- Nice simple IPA, very easy drinking and taste pretty good.

thedoubler55, Mar 30, 2012
4/5  rDev +11.4%

TEAMHOLT, Mar 30, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

A- Honey colored, slightly hazy, with a big billowy white head. Lacing is decent.
S- Smell is decent with some grapefruit pith and light caramel. A faint bit of pine as well.
T- Fairly bitter up front with grapefruit peel. Quite one dimensional. There is a faint bit of orange in the finish.
M- Drying on the tongue. Coarse carbonation. Medium-light body.
O- This was a decent beer, but nothing particularly memorable. Also, considering it was advertised as having wheat, I missed that.

jsprain1, Mar 30, 2012
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.