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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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good

677 Ratings
THE BROS
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okay

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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | 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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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%

[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
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gcotts

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-22-2012 03:39:30 | More by gcotts
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rwilde

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-21-2012 23:51:40 | More by rwilde
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bcal16

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-20-2012 15:32:04 | More by bcal16
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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%

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

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%

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
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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%

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
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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%

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
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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
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.