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Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

706 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 706
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 35 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

buzzy, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

RedWeizen83, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

ChipMurray, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

scruffwhor, Nov 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

purppy, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new to me IPA from Magic Hat, acquired as part of the Magic Hat winter variety pack. Expectations are about average.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A - Pours a light lemon color but appears bright orange in the glass. Two fingers of soapy off-white head. Fairly unexciting to the look at, but I suppose it suits the style just fine.

S - Smell is of grapefruit rind bitterness, some dusty malt, light grassy wheat, lemon zest, hint of yeast, and some dry soapiness on the finish. Again, fairly unexciting to smell, but suitable for the style.

T - Taste follows the nose: dry bready malts, some bitter grapefruit hops, lemon zest, hint of yeast, herbal earthiness, and a dusty grassy wheat presence. Poor depth of flavor and maybe just a tad too malty / bready.

M - Feel ends bitter, bready, and dry. Medium-full bodied with okay carbonation.

Overall, it is by no means a bad IPA, just a fairly ordinary one at best. Definitely drinkable and approachable, with a semi-higher-than-normal abv of 6.40%, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have this again.

Magic Hat Encore ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Nov 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

longisland1983, Nov 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

enelson, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

taez555, Nov 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

sunofneurot, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

BigOldOaf, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

circus_cat, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

apf, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

ronin926, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Enriquehopnog, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Yellow hazy color, with a thin white head.

Smell: Citrus and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter pine, hops and citrus.

Overall: Decent IPA, Glad I tried this one, I would have this one again.

Cavanaghty, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

BryantForestry, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

rao2100, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

prock180, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

HeyYoMar, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Bouder32, Oct 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

100200300, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

TR0219, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

TxMdScotty298, Oct 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

HRamz3, Oct 10, 2013
Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.