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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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672 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish IPA glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy orange color. Creamy off-white head retains very well. Plenty of stickage.

S: Vibrant hop oils front and center. Big hit of orange peel. Very green and pithy. Dusty and crusty malt base with a smattering of wheat. Faint whiff of alcohol. Blunt and to the point, if not one dimensional.

T: Very green, oily, and pithy. Catty and a little oniony too. Strong bitterness clamps down on the palate in a death grip. Stiff hit of solventy alcohol. Toasted crust. High oily bitterness and boozy on the finish.

M: Soft creamy palate is erased by a gripping wash of hop oils. Fine, scrubbing carbonation feels forced. Alcohol warmth in the swallow.

O: Magic Hat is trying too hard with this one. They need to take this beer down a few notches and focus it. It feels as though they made a bold, hoppy beer just for the sake of it. No balance or finesse at all, and it really wears on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 16:22:47 | More by ryan1788a5
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Eindacor_DS

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-15-2014 15:09:30 | More by Eindacor_DS
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-12-2014 23:13:12 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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rbmjr1

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-12-2014 12:04:55 | More by rbmjr1
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-11-2014 15:42:01 | More by yuenglingade
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ryanmcd

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-09-2014 00:47:14 | More by ryanmcd
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-08-2014 00:54:30 | More by lzepplin01
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-07-2014 02:21:24 | More by twenteone
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nasastrums

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-05-2014 17:51:48 | More by nasastrums
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dwagner003

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-05-2014 04:56:50 | More by dwagner003
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djgustafson

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-04-2014 06:47:53 | More by djgustafson
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Jordan444

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-03-2014 02:49:57 | More by Jordan444
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StrangerTides

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-03-2014 01:39:43 | More by StrangerTides
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bking885

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

01-01-2014 23:50:05 | More by bking885
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rdub

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-01-2014 22:56:37 | More by rdub
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guttervan

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-01-2014 16:03:51 | More by guttervan
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-01-2014 05:45:41 | More by heerboth
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

01-01-2014 05:41:35 | More by Le_HopHead
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-31-2013 11:06:33 | More by bmjivi221
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy dirty straw colored body.
The aroma is mild grapefruit, not much else.
The taste is a nice pine bitterness that tapers off. Simple but good.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A fairly easy drinking IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 01:48:41 | More by Fatehunter
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cjohns73

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

12-29-2013 16:25:22 | More by cjohns73
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Burleigh

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-29-2013 12:04:57 | More by Burleigh
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

12-27-2013 19:04:51 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-26-2013 05:25:53 | More by DaveMiller
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-25-2013 18:08:54 | More by ToddGingerich
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.