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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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82
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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Over the Pils features a smooth malt body that is paired with fruit and floral notes from generous additions of Brewer’s Gold and Crystal hops. Beneath the bold hop aroma hides a subtle warmth sure to take your taste buds Over the Pils and far away.

75 IBU

(Beer added by: SawDog505 on 04-10-2012)
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1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

ShadyJay, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of wisrarebeer
2.7/5  rDev -25.6%

A: yellow, straw-colored, slight haze, tiny compact bubbles, nice lacing
S: mild, grassy with some spicy hops, EtOH
T: wow, not at all what I was expecting, strong astringent taste up front, metallic, very malty and not well attenuated
M: astringent with metallic bitter taste

wisrarebeer, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.95/5  rDev -18.7%

About 8 oz. poured into a Kostritzer pilsner glass.

A: Pours a golden amber color with medium clarity - less than I expect from a typical pils, but more than I expect from an IPA. The head is a one finger offwhite color with decent texturing and okay retention. This leaves a nice film of lacing on the glass.

S: Smells kind of sweet, with a combination of brown sugar and carapils malts. The hops try to manifest as hints of pine and grapefruit, but this is otherwise malty.

T: The front end has a nice bit of caramel and toffee sweetness, but the finish is too bitter - not in a hoppy way, but rather in an imbalanced "hey, IPA = bitterness amirite?" way. Not balanced at all, but it cuts through the spicy food I'm having along side this in a solid manner.

M: Heavy, syrupy, and hard to drink, which is a death knell for any kind of pilsner. There is a touch of dryness on the finish, but a LOT more would be appreciated. At least the carbonation is pleasant.

O: Meh. Imperial pilsners make absolutely no sense, unless they're little more than IPAs with lager yeast. This is not that kind of brew, as its just too hard to drink. It's acceptable enough, but I don't care if I ever have this again.

ThisWangsChung, Sep 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

csustar001, Jul 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

sachie23, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
3/5  rDev -17.4%

A-Pours a semi-clear deep golden color. Lightly hazed. Forceful pour produces a large, doughy off-white head. Head is stiff and it retains for the beer's entirety. Good looker.

S-Smells like a big, super sweet Pils. Big honey notes. Hops are lacking in the nose. Sweet more than anything else. A bit dusty. The overall intensity of the nose is not very formidable. Not too sure about this beer's aroma; seems to be lacking in a few areas.

T-Bitter, medicinal hops and syrupy sugar. The alcohol is very noticeable. Tastes like a 13% brew instead of an 8%er. Honey and a lot of grains. The bitterness lasts forever but for once, I am not overly impressed by the potency of the bitterness. Rough around the edges..

M-Big and dry. Soft carbonation. Alcohol sucks the moisture out of my tongue. Syrupy and almost chewy.

O/D-Not happy with this $11 purchase. This beer Is too pricey and too harsh. Too coarse and boozy. Some sips I find it to be a bit enjoyable but other sips make me really want my money back. Overall, it's somewhere in between.

VelvetExtract, May 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

mdfb79, Jul 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Kelp, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

deapokid, Jul 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%

On tap at Sawmill Taproom in Raleigh

A - gold with a big, soft, white, foamy head that has great retention

S - funky with a sour milky character and an underlying grassy hop character

T - very bitter, a bit of toasty malts, grassy, herbal

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is overly bitter and unbalanced. The nose was sour and definitely unpleasant. None of the off aromas carried into the flavor, but the flavor itself was disappointing. I'll pass in the future.

tdm168, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%

Lightly clouded orange colored brew with a nice sized cap of white foam. Decent retention, good lacing. Aroma of pilsner malt, some booziness, sweet honey note, grassy hops.

Taste has all the same components of the nose but doesn’t hang together all that well for me. Maybe I’m biased but pilsners are an odd style for imperialization and this treatment detracts rather than adds to the style. There’s a bit too much booze noticeable and overly assertive honey sweetness on top of a somewhat undistinguished pilsner malt flavor and some moderately grassy hop notes. Grainy and bitter, with the latter lingering in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with lively, crisp carbonation. Feel is decent enough, finish is clean and fairly dry. I just can’t say I found this one to be all that tasty, just more odd than anything else. Give me a traditional, well-crafted German or Czech pils any day of the week.

tobelerone, Jun 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

VeganUndead, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ReeseMax3, Dec 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Focusf111, Jun 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

orangesol, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

reizorc, Sep 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Gregwa, Jan 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Mikeypnh, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

DLS168, Oct 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

staticmaneuver, Nov 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Zimm, May 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

DaPan, Aug 04, 2013
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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils from Magic Hat Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.