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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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good

673 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-16-2012 19:50:41 | More by djrn2
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this as an extra in a trade with SMason - thanks bro! Poured from a bottle into a Terrapin pint glass.

A: Pours a murky caramel brown/orange with a knee deep frothy head and a thick collar of lacing.

S: The nose is a pleasant combination of citrus and fresh grains.

T: A steady malt background anchors the initial taste of hop dryness which slowly gives way to an unmistakable wheat finish.

M: Hoppy and bright start, slightly effervescent with a grain dry finish.

O: A nice brew, not as hoppy as I'd expected but fairly well balanced. This is a really pleasant brew that I'd enjoy having again.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 01:00:35 | More by Mantooth
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-11-2012 22:01:29 | More by Gregwa
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jsh420

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-09-2012 06:10:31 | More by jsh420
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-08-2012 22:58:26 | More by rusty3335
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turdadactyl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-07-2012 15:40:42 | More by turdadactyl
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Nincombot

Iowa

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-05-2012 23:05:11 | More by Nincombot
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-05-2012 20:48:28 | More by rydev24
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Magic Hat Encore
12 oz brown bottle
Best by February 29, 2012
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a hazy orange color with a very frothy and fluffy white head on top. Nice trails of sticky lacings decorate the glassware.

The nose if floral and quite hoppy with some citrus.

There are some toasted biscuit flavors with a hint of caramel sweetness. The real flavors in this IPA are the citrus notes of orange and lemon. I notice some low carbonation levels, which make this beer very smooth.

I like how this beer is not overly aggressive hop bomb, yet it still provides a really enjoyable amount of hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 22:53:18 | More by Hibernator
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kaufmaal

Alabama

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle. Good 1/2" white head that turned into 1/4" as the drinking continued. Light caramel color. Slight citrus smell, not too hoppy on the nose. First thing that hits me when I taste it is the carbonation: lots of tiny bubbles on the tongue that quickly disappear. Mostly I'm tasting grapefruit in the hops, some pine, basil; the citrus lingers nicely.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 02:36:45 | More by kaufmaal
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koopless

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-02-2012 21:10:07 | More by koopless
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rsant

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-02-2012 21:00:47 | More by rsant
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rTheory

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-01-2012 03:02:11 | More by rTheory
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roastTHEmost

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-31-2012 02:08:18 | More by roastTHEmost
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beerborn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-30-2012 16:32:17 | More by beerborn
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-30-2012 04:49:42 | More by oldp0rt
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, a touch of citrus. Taste is piney hops up front, some citrus notes, a touch of wheat is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 16:45:27 | More by tone77
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-28-2012 05:35:07 | More by lilnicky068
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Brutmasta

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-27-2012 02:46:24 | More by Brutmasta
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a shaker pint. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a white head of small bubbles, moderate carbonation, low retention, not a lot of lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is a little grainy, a little sweet, and a little hoppy, mostly pine and citrus hops.

Beer is medium to light in body, the finish is nice but not bitter enough, the overall beer is decent but boring, not enough hops, it says it is an American Wheat IPA on the label but I don't get a lot of wheat character.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 02:58:15 | More by drabmuh
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Condorup

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.3%

01-26-2012 02:06:42 | More by Condorup
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stealth

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-23-2012 03:30:04 | More by stealth
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Jabl3s84

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-23-2012 01:21:31 | More by Jabl3s84
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KajII

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a rich golden honey color with a large (2-3 finger) rocky white head that mostly diminished into a fluffy puddled residue that created excellent sheets of lace on the glass.

The aroma upfront was bold and hoppy of a citrus hop, a straw like malt and a moldy yeast with a notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a decent dose of wheat.

The taste was very yeasty and a bit malty with a note of caramel from the onset. It then progressed into a nice bitter hoppy flavor with a strong citrus note and a bit of wheat at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow, allowing for the hoppy grapefruit taste to linger on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a bit heavier than light in body with a nice dry texture and a prickly carbonation.

Overall an IPA with a really nice wheat characteristic and a wonderful hoppy aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 17:55:38 | More by KajII
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gcotts

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-22-2012 03:39:30 | More by gcotts
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.