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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

724 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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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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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep hazy orangw with a hint of blood, one fingr of head clings to the top...The nose is Sweet pale malts, alcoholic piney hops, and slight citrus peels "orange".

The flavor is like three stages of orange skin; sweet orange oils on the front, a fleshy wheaty citric bite in the middle and a slight aftertaste of the skin's bitterness at the end. Absolutely some hop bitterness in there, not very balanced. Just bam orange, bam bitter. Medium light bodied, a little watery as it gets warmer, nice amounts of small bubble carbonation.

Overall a nice direction, interesting notes with the IPA citric wheat thing going on. I wouldn't really puch this to a friend though.

Photo of Trumbullout
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ninner00
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of TheRuss9585
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of thegerm87
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Hazy orange amber with some minor sediment particles, one finger of foam that lasts a minute, no lacing left behind.

S. Straightforward herbal and citric peel hopping aroma, I'm having a hard time picking up on any wheat malt aroma underneath.

T. Oily hops and grapefruit pith, some minor lemon and orange peel notes, malt is almost completely obscured and comes across as a poorly balanced attempt at a Gumballhead sort of flavor profile to my palate. Its a shame that the wheat malt isn't really allowed to shine through as much as it needs to in order to provide a proper equilibrium.

M. Medium body and carbonation, very crisp and dry throughout.

Photo of FreshHawk
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of dmorley21
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of tdexterc
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BillHem
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Nikki
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of HamGlade10
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of worta1128
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer was very occluded when poured into a nice glass, which is a feature that I like. There's something about a beer that doesn't let you see right through it... Surprisingly nice head. I don't know why I didn't expect more from a Magic Hat, but it honestly took like two to three minutes for the foam to dissipate. The aroma is very hoppy. Taste-wise, it fizzles a bit. Starts out strong and just kind of... vanishes after a bit, leaving a sort of weird aftertaste. But I'd buy it again. Magic Hat does well in its endeavors.

Photo of DiscGolfRobot
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of chucksburritos
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of BarrelAgedBarry
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of MatthewWilde
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of beerman207
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this in a magic hat 12 pack

A: Dark yelloish orange that has a decent head that lingers a little while

S: Floral smell with a grapefruit zest that hits the nose

T: Citrus and a slight bitterness, some wheat flavor

M: Easy to drink - carbonation is moderate

O: Nothing really special here but it's a good beer. I wouldn't turn it down if I came upon it again.

Photo of 13esd
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of RedSpecial1
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy, coppery, orange with a finger of frothy white head.

S: The main aromas are of typical American hops: pine and citrus in almost equal amounts.

T: A pleasant grapefruit flavor hits first with a burst of bitterness hot on its heels. This is followed by a more mellow citrus flavor backed by a characteristic wheat graininess. This all slowly fades with an almost sweet citrus character lingering slightly.

M: The bitterness in this beer is almost palpable as an actual physical sensation as it barrels down the center of your tongue, brief as it is. It makes your whole mouth tingle in a not unpleasant way. Unusual, but interesting.

O: An interesting beer, and one I wouldn't mind drinking again on a hot day. Very refreshing, and with a flavor profile that's interesting enough to not bore you after a glass.

Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of electtodefer
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of chrispoint
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of Edgewater
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of tommyd313
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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