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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

677 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-21-2011 16:57:43 | More by fizzyted
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Durge

Connecticut

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
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lainiwakura

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-18-2011 21:16:17 | More by lainiwakura
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tonypetro

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-18-2011 18:39:10 | More by tonypetro
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NedShakeshaft

Ontario (Canada)

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
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assman79

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-18-2011 03:54:09 | More by assman79
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dowen44

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-18-2011 00:47:13 | More by dowen44
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murth

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-17-2011 01:35:16 | More by murth
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

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
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Goldfoot

Michigan

5/5  rDev +39.3%

12-16-2011 16:16:50 | More by Goldfoot
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latackbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-16-2011 04:00:07 | More by latackbeer
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-15-2011 02:51:17 | More by sparx1100
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-14-2011 20:54:54 | More by ale207
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phattman073

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-14-2011 14:56:55 | More by phattman073
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

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
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BEERMILER12

Maine

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
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mumbrell

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-12-2011 14:59:40 | More by mumbrell
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areich6

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-11-2011 03:55:10 | More by areich6
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supercolter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-10-2011 20:25:36 | More by supercolter
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dave00100

Vermont

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-10-2011 18:17:37 | More by dave00100
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Gmann

New York

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
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beer4brian331

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-10-2011 03:30:32 | More by beer4brian331
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vncolbert

Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-08-2011 03:04:11 | More by vncolbert
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jk3

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-06-2011 22:43:05 | More by jk3
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-04-2011 06:10:57 | More by cantfindme
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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