Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +10%
Found at Maggie McFly’s in Brookfield, CT as part of their modest craft beer list, this one shows a hazy yellow-tan color with a big fluffy head and decent lacing. The aroma gives off pleasantly sharp citrus wheat and mild floral toffee....not bad. The flavor brings bright citrus and woodsy wheat with a bit of a sunshine bite on the tongue. This is medium-light bodied with a crisp, refreshing feel that would be especially perfect for a summertime backyard refreshment. There is a slight aqueous quality but overall it offers full carbonation to fullfill each sip. I’m generally suprisingly pleased with this offering from Magic Hat and recommend it to anyone that enjoys a hop bite to their brews.
12-21-2011 00:55:39 | More by Durge
4.25/5 rDev +18.4%
From the bottle, plucked from Magic hat's winter seasonal pack.
This one is billed as an American Wheat IPA and is exactly that. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick head that holds its own. I was actually a little worried after the pour, thought it might be a jumbled mess but it's actually an extremely well-balanced ale. Fruity nose balanced by lots of American Hops. It's kind of like #9 meets Sierra Nevada, which is meant as a high compliment. Silky mouthfeel, very easy to drink for a hoppy ale. A bit bitter and grassy on the finish.
Kind of surprised it was included in the winter pack, it seems like more of a summer beer. Maybe there's a double-entendre in the name, like one more blast of summer amid the schwarzbier and the porter in the pack.
This would be a go-to IPA if it were year-round brew. I actually prefer it to the Sierra Nevada Torpedo.
12-18-2011 05:36:05 | More by NedShakeshaft
3.88/5 rDev +8.1%
12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip
Pours cloudy orange with a gorgeous fluffy 2 fingers of head that coats the glass and fades very slowly. Aroma is certainly hoppy, Amarillo really stand out. Really smells nice, inviting a first sip.
First sip is... nicely balanced. Huge hop flavor, I detect the cat-pee like Simcoe, with a nice crystal malt sweetness for balance. Finish is pretty smooth - I'd prefer a little more of a bitter kick in the teeth from my IPAs. Nevertheless, still a decent bitter aftertaste.
This is a nice example of an East Coast IPA. Hoppy yet balanced. Personally, not the biggest fan of Simcoe hops, but I still am enjoying this beer.
12-17-2011 01:07:35 | More by FickleBeast
4/5 rDev +11.4%
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Hazy orange wheat color with a decent head for a bottle. Sticky lacing...
hoppy aroma, slight pine and grapefruit; taste like it smells.
Very unique IPA. Wheaty hefe meets ipa. I really like this, its deff worth a try.
12-14-2011 02:31:11 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.98/5 rDev +10.9%
A :Pours a cloudy/hazy yellow/orange color with a fingernails worth of head that surprisingly sticks around for a bit
S: Nice and hoppy, mostly grass and grapefruit rind with some nice backing malts. Pretty simple, but good
T: Same as the smell, pretty much solely grassy/earthy and citrus rind hops with a light amount of pale and wheat malts. Fairly bitter, but not too bad
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick yet oily
O: A good, easy drinking IPA. Nothing spectacular or different here, but it's easy to come by in the sixer (at least in the winter, obviously), and decently priced
12-12-2011 16:00:53 | More by BEERMILER12
3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
Pours a dirty golden color, unfiltered so it is hazy. The head is small and wispy, leaves some nice lacing.
The aroma is of a musty floral hop that has some grapefruit notes. Some lemony sourness. Kind of has a musty homebrewed IPA aroma.
The hops standout nicely in the flavor. Good floral, grapefruit, and pine flavors. This goes along with a lemony/lime flavor. The malt is pretty neutral and just provides a bready base to showcase the hops.
The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. The beer has a hoppy bitterness on the palate and finishes with an asprin like dryness.
A good hopped up American wheat ale. Definitely worth a sample.
12-10-2011 17:47:46 | More by Gmann
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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