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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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Photo of trisweb
5/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of Another6Pack
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thatdavegy
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy bright orange with a bright white sticky head. Smells hoppy, grassy, and citric. Very clean nose.

Slightly Different taste. Getting some pear and passion fruit taste up front. Nice change of pace compared to the normal citric flavors of IPA's. Finishes nice and dry with some balancing bitter hops. Super clean. This beer super surprised me. Not bad at all and would make a great session IPA.

Fruity, zesty, different, yet still IPA like. However I am getting none of that wheat.

Different, fun, and a nice change of pace. Not bad at all Magic Hat.

Photo of iguana1010
5/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of boxofrane
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jekane04
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of StoutLoverJon
4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: burnt orange a little cloudy and pours a mouth watering pillow of two finger clean white head.
S: a quite mild floral piney hop smell Emanates.
T: Medium bodied herbal piney with a mild bitter dry finish.
O: very solid beer from magic hat. It's a typical ipa that I would definitely buy again on sale.

Photo of jlogan7
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of cgise22
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of abgba121
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a hazy golden color with about a half inch of white head that leaves a sticky trail of lace.

S: wheaty and sweet, some nice hop notes, citrus mostly

T: I like the wheat beer paired with the IPA. Sweetness up front and a small bitterness, citrusy and fruity

M: medium average body

O: a nice wheat IPA, something you don't see often

Photo of blackened1339
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of zalapski18
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of turner5648
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a small white head and nice lacing. Love the contrast between the bright hazy beer and white head.

Loads of fruity citrus up front with sour gummy worms and fresh hop buds.

Sweet candy, lemon zest and a sticky citrus bitterness are held up by a hidden backbone of sweet grains.

Nice resiny hop coating feel with some dryness

Another delicious IPA on Tour

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - I would say golden wheat in color is apropos, turbulent streams of carbonation feed a thick rocky beige head with amazing retention

S - malty, wheaty, bready, backed up with a splendid hop profile, juicy grapefruit and pine to create a layered aroma

T - the wheat-ness of this IPA is ever apparent, a distinct grainy-breadiness that is a new (to me) twist on IPA and is welcome. beneath the fresh wheat flavor is a far more typical IPA hop profile, generic citrine flavors and some pine notes that spruce it up (get it?) even deeper is a cloying but discernible plain sugary sweetness

M&D - the underlying sweetness lends a smooth mouthfeel that combats the palate punch that the hop profile tries to land, mouth sticking and easy down, truly quaffable

Photo of hosehead83
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, orange/gold in color, with a nice, tight two-inch head of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Subtle citrus hop note, wheat.
Taste-Nice up-front hop bite, earthy, herbal hops following through to a lingering bitter finish. Spicy wheat notes. Nice hop flavor throughout. Cries out for a spicy food match. Tacos with plenty of picante or nachos with the works. Recommended.

Photo of bourbonbock
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I took a 12 oz bottle and poured into a fresh pint glass.

A. Cloudy reddish orange body with two fingers of sticky whitish head.

S. Grapefruit up front with fresh malts and co2.

T. Sweet fresh body with citrusy and tangy aftertaste.

M. Thick and cloying sweet mouthfeel with refreshing aftertaste.

Overall a decent ipa made with wheat. Too citrusy for my taste but rather too much for regular drinking.

Photo of chodinheaven
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks nice as it comes out a hazy orange hue, with a huge shock white head on top that leaves a ton of lacing as it slowly dissapates. Inconsistent foam sits thickly on top. Light wheat backbone behind somesweet grapefruit hops in the nose. Malt bill is high, but the hops seem to balance it out out efficiently. They smell clean and citrusy with fresh oranges and that grapefruit coming to mind. Even a touch of resin.

The taste is heavier on the hops with a nice sharp bitter pop on the sides and back of the palate. Sweet grapefruit plays off the smooth wheat on the frontside, while the hoppiness takes over the rest with ease. Between the resiny taste and orange and grapefruit rind tastes, the bitterness is very pronounced, but not unenjoyably so. The wheat malt manages to do a good job of providing a solid balance without being too sweet. The citrus is soft and light, creating a counterbalance to the sharpness of the hops. The mouthfeel is smoothly carbonated, finishing dry and hoppy. The resiny/rind bitterness lingers in the mouth, begging for another sip.

Good beer, maybe my favorite of the four IPAs in this series. Glad I picked it up.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy honey/orange color. White head is frothy and level. Instead of receding, this head slowly gains momentum throughout the first few minutes after the pour.

S-Whoa. Um, this smells really good. My type of hop profile here. Super ripe, juicy, fresh citrus and tropical hoppiness. Exactly how I like edit: love my IPAs. Malt acts to balance the burgeoning fruity hop attack. Smells great.

T-Tastes just like grapefruit juice. Has that signature grapefruit tang on the back end. Very citrusy and juicy. Sweet maltiness is pretty delicious in its own regard. I like the nose a bit better, but this is damn good. Wheat hangs around in the background of every sip. Ripe, lively and delectable.

M-Medium bodied. A bit resiny. High carbonation. Not overly bitter. Flavor lasts for a bit.

O/D-This is a damn good beer. I swear if this wasn't a Magic Hat beer, it would get much better reviews from site members. This one is underrated. Probably my favorite Magic Hat brew.

Photo of tavernjef
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Unfiltered messy, mucky looking browned pear gold hue with a good medium sized capping of light puffy foam sitiing on top that lasts. Patchy lacing with some spotty sheeting etches across the glass as its consumed.

Aroma is of fresh hay-like/grassy hoppyness, quite fresh and resinous with a nice quality of floral leafyness that brings in a bit of fresh orange peel and tangerine citrus.

Taste has a nice firmness of pungently set hoppyness that's a bit citric and a bit dry and leafy all layered together with a pretty nice complexity. Lightly bready sweet in the malt backbone that comes through in mostly the ending areas of its character as the hops stick about the cheeks with a touch of bittering dryness pinched with dull orange peel.

Body is a firm mediumishness with a good balance and smooth character that allows the hops to get a good hold without completely blowing the palate off the map.

A solid IPA from Magic Hat, quite sessionable too.

Photo of vfgccp
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy apricot look, low head, and nice lacing.

S - Light floral hop aroma with slight bitterness. Overall smell is light, but pleasant.

T - Very bold bitterness. Prolonged flavors really last on palate of a nice citrus bitterness. Touches of wheat undertones.

M - Smooth, nicely carbonated beer. Big risidual flavors on back end with a touch of a dry note on the very back end. Nice touches of wheat smoothness.

O- This is definitely more IPA than wheat, but the wheat backbone adds a level of drinkability and smooth feel that is really nice.

---Rated via Beer's Advocate for iPhone

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