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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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671 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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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RKel888

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-19-2012 20:42:04 | More by RKel888
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

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

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.

Satisfying, light

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 01:06:07 | More by Arithmeticus
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plusorminus

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-17-2012 23:53:08 | More by plusorminus
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TimP2115

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-17-2012 21:05:22 | More by TimP2115
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-17-2012 00:09:08 | More by BeerNoobNC
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 19:26:52 | More by BrewCrew2010
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windelbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-15-2012 01:41:42 | More by windelbo
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JRHope

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-14-2012 07:30:29 | More by JRHope
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MacQ32

South Carolina

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

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

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 22:44:09 | More by MacQ32
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-13-2012 18:30:52 | More by bonbini26
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mbacon3227

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-13-2012 17:41:36 | More by mbacon3227
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Farky87

Ohio

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-13-2012 05:26:31 | More by Farky87
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verdict603

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-13-2012 02:39:37 | More by verdict603
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Jordanbryan10

Delaware

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-12-2012 06:35:12 | More by Jordanbryan10
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ScorpyX

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 08:27:50 | More by ScorpyX
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SMason

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-09-2012 02:54:51 | More by SMason
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-09-2012 01:35:46 | More by acurtis
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-08-2012 20:59:31 | More by mvanaskie13
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-08-2012 02:53:41 | More by GreyGhost4
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bluejacket74

Ohio

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

12 ounce bottle, $1.69 as a single. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch off-white head that sticks around for a little while. There's also a good amount of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is citrusy (grapefruit, lemon peel, tropical fruit) and pine hops, along with some bready malt. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, it's mostly citrusy and pine hops, and some wheat and bready malt are noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit sticky and has a good amount of carbonation. Overall I think it's a solid brew. It's not a great IPA, but one that's still worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 00:44:18 | More by bluejacket74
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a slightly cloudy gold. Good sized persistent head. Smell is very mild lemony hops. Taste is bitter hoppiness throughout. Just a little bit of underlying sweetness. Nice citrusy hop flavor. Grapefruits and lemons. Pleasant lingering bitterness. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Maybe a bit one-note but overall this is a pretty solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 01:35:30 | More by burnstar
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-05-2012 02:50:20 | More by BigCheese
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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle given to me by my neighbor Brian as a Christmas gift, poured into a standard nonic.

A: Appears to be relatively low on carbonation. Perhaps my pour was too tentative, but head is relatively thin. A very hazy golden color underneath.

S: Muted citrus and earth tones. A touch of cotton candy sugars. Maybe I'm stuffed up, but I'm not picking up much here in the nose.

T: Bitter-sweet and earthy, a touch of pine-cone. I'm finding more sweetness than I care for; my typical complaint for most East Coast IPAs.

The wheat provides a bit of thickness and viscosity to the flavor, but I also think it serves to dampen the bittersweet punch of the IPA. As it stands, since what I am finding here appears to be long on the sweet and short on the bitter, with a lack of citrus/grapefruit, perhaps I should be greatful, as I feel like that might be improving drinkability for me.

M: Thick and heavy in the mouth, which is expected for a wheat beer. Some sticky goodness left behind on the finish, which is expected for an IPA. Overall carbonation is a touch low, but otherwise mouthfeel is a bright sport for this brew.

D/O: Although it's not a terribly "remarkable" IPA, it touches on several of the right notes in a reasonably balanced and very drinkable manner. I was surprised at how quickly I finished the glass. Repeatable.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 01:30:49 | More by psuKinger
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-03-2012 22:46:04 | More by WaydeRafnel
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-03-2012 05:57:38 | More by shockrocker65
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.