Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
[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.
01-22-2012 17:55:38 | More by KajII
3.58/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured chilled in flared glass
A: semiclear orange; medium-thickness head; strong carb action
S: light malt and yeast in the nose (doughlike)
T: lighter flavor profile than is customary in IPAs; very strong hop presence, but not bitter; grapefruit rind flavor; the wheatness comes through a bit, but not so much as to turn off someone (like myself) who doesn't like wheat beers.
01-19-2012 01:06:07 | More by Arithmeticus
3.65/5 rDev +1.7%
A: Pours a golden straw color body, cloudy clarity, with a decent size foamy head; spotty lacing.
S: Although not as strong of an aroma for an American IPA, the nose has a citrus quality with notes of bready malts & lemon.
T: Hoppy bitter upfront with notes of an orange peel rind and herbs. It's followed by some wheat character and malty sweetness, but finishes again very bitter. Long lasting flavor and nice hoppy American IPA.
M: Medium carbonation; light to medium body; somewhat of lean texture and finishes dry.
O: Not a bad American IPA, but not the best example of the style. Price, availability, and low ABV make it very drinkable and a nice beer for a hop head. Try it out if you see it, but I wouldn't recommend seeking it out.
01-15-2012 19:26:52 | More by BrewCrew2010
3.85/5 rDev +7.2%
A - Pours a nice hazy golden orange with a decent near white head that has great lacing and leaves a thin layer over the top of the brew 10+ minutes after the pour.
S - Tropical fruits, citrus hops, bready malts maybe a little pine. Mostly sweet fruit + citrus hops
T - A nice tropical fruit taste into bitter/dry to a piney/bready character. Almost a rye taste at the semi dry finish.
M - Less than medium bodied I'd say. Very drinkable, well carbonated.
O - Pretty solid, mostly sweet and citrusy fruits, some dry bitter qualities for sure, and a nice bready/rye quality as well. Would definitely be a nice 6er to enjoy with friends
01-13-2012 22:44:09 | More by MacQ32
3.6/5 rDev +0.3%
A: Pours a cloudy gold with a white head. A little bit of lacing gets left behind.
S: Hops dominate the scent, but there's a strong grassy smell to it as well. Citrus sourness is certainly present.
T: As expected, hops bitterness dominates the flavor, though it's not overly powerful. The citrus gives a bit of a kick.
M: Medium-bodied, a good balance with some earthy elements. Quite drinkable. Not the best IPA, but a solid beer to try.
01-11-2012 08:27:50 | More by ScorpyX
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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