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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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711 Ratings

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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 35 | 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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4/5  rDev +11.4%

aklude, Jun 12, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

paulish, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Coreynezy4, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

mtavares, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Banana420Kush, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

viers002, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

marmstrong1212, Apr 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Caramel golden copper color

Your nose can pick up on the bitter and wheat notes...

To be honest the first time i tried this beer I really enjoyed it, once i started getting into beer more and seeing what other breweries had to offer I realized MagicHat in general is a great introductory brewery. They have the ability to appeal to people outside of the craft brew community, which isn't a bad thing.
This kind of beer is exactly the kind of beer that can show a "craft beer virgin" that there is a beer out there that will appeal to your pallet no matter what your taste buds fancy.

This beer really hits home. But it is subtle as far as intensity of flavors. You are able to pick out the wheat and the hops, but its not overwhelming.
Definately a great introductory brew! Crisp and fresh-- great for Spring and Summer!

CtephanieCimone, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

thatoneguymike, Apr 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

outoffocus, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Hopheadjeffery, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

krampert11, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

brandoncun, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

JoePlail, Apr 09, 2014
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3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear, copper color with a half inch of foamy, white head that settles slowly to a layer of bubbles on the surface. Some lacing as you drink.
S: Grassy, peppery, and citrus with the hops leading off and a mellow grainy base with a light touch of roasted barley and caramel. More herbally notes in there from the hops.
T: First a fresh grass, light pine, herbal and peppery notes hits the tongue with some bitterness. Then the semi-sweet toasted and bready malt backbone lunges forth and gives a wave of balance to this IPA. More bittering hops push this beer to the bitter end of the spectrum on the finish without any alcohol warmth.
M: Medium-light body with a somewhat moderate carbonation and slight slickness on the tongue. Then come the bittering hops to finish this beer on the bitter side.
O: A decent IPA to throw back pretty easy and satisfy the hop need and refresh the palate. If you are looking for a complex yet smooth as hell IPA this is not it but it is a good beer from Magic Hat and worth the try. It has something there to offer even a big hop snob. Grab one and enjoy!

scottbrew4u, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

majorbase2, Apr 05, 2014
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.