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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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765 Ratings

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Ratings: 765
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 68 | 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:
Beer added by: Brad007 on 09-08-2010

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
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer was very occluded when poured into a nice glass, which is a feature that I like. There's something about a beer that doesn't let you see right through it... Surprisingly nice head. I don't know why I didn't expect more from a Magic Hat, but it honestly took like two to three minutes for the foam to dissipate. The aroma is very hoppy. Taste-wise, it fizzles a bit. Starts out strong and just kind of... vanishes after a bit, leaving a sort of weird aftertaste. But I'd buy it again. Magic Hat does well in its endeavors.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of beerman207
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this in a magic hat 12 pack

A: Dark yelloish orange that has a decent head that lingers a little while

S: Floral smell with a grapefruit zest that hits the nose

T: Citrus and a slight bitterness, some wheat flavor

M: Easy to drink - carbonation is moderate

O: Nothing really special here but it's a good beer. I wouldn't turn it down if I came upon it again.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of RedSpecial1
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy, coppery, orange with a finger of frothy white head.

S: The main aromas are of typical American hops: pine and citrus in almost equal amounts.

T: A pleasant grapefruit flavor hits first with a burst of bitterness hot on its heels. This is followed by a more mellow citrus flavor backed by a characteristic wheat graininess. This all slowly fades with an almost sweet citrus character lingering slightly.

M: The bitterness in this beer is almost palpable as an actual physical sensation as it barrels down the center of your tongue, brief as it is. It makes your whole mouth tingle in a not unpleasant way. Unusual, but interesting.

O: An interesting beer, and one I wouldn't mind drinking again on a hot day. Very refreshing, and with a flavor profile that's interesting enough to not bore you after a glass.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Mantooth
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this as an extra in a trade with SMason - thanks bro! Poured from a bottle into a Terrapin pint glass.

A: Pours a murky caramel brown/orange with a knee deep frothy head and a thick collar of lacing.

S: The nose is a pleasant combination of citrus and fresh grains.

T: A steady malt background anchors the initial taste of hop dryness which slowly gives way to an unmistakable wheat finish.

M: Hoppy and bright start, slightly effervescent with a grain dry finish.

O: A nice brew, not as hoppy as I'd expected but fairly well balanced. This is a really pleasant brew that I'd enjoy having again.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.