Humdinger Series: Over The Pils - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.66/5 rDev +1.1%
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a very cloudy orangish amber with a one finger dense white head. Very opaque beer, tough to see any visible carbonation. Leaves some nice lacing on the side.
S: Has an aged aroma too it at this point. Hops seem faint and are just barely holding on. Malts come out as it warms up adding a bready quality.
T: More bitter than expected, the hop flavor has stuck around well. Grassiness and a bit of a farmhouse flavor to it. Light malting makes up the backbone. Alcohol is well hidden.
M: Medium body with low carbonation. Has a creamy mouthfeel. Bit of a warming feeling to it.
Overall was tough to pass up at half price and I'm glad I gave it a go. Have seen it on the shelves for a while and pulled this one from a new case. Hope Magic Hat continues this Humdinger series.
09-07-2013 02:00:00 | More by CloudStrife
3.81/5 rDev +5.2%
On-tap 5/26/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.
A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is faint but contains lager yeast, citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.
T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a thin malt character. The hops presence starts out weak but strengthens greatly as you continue to drink the beer and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer worth drinking for a while but there are better alternatives within the style.
05-27-2013 13:05:37 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.65/5 rDev +0.8%
Bought from the Artifactory (the weekend before all the West Sixth nonsense, which definitely puts me off)
A - Light golden straw with a huge 3 finger head that quickly dissipated. Great lacing.
S - Somewhat tart and sour like a classic pilsner. Some faint citrus and hops.
T - Punch in the mouth for a pils. Bitter finish w/ some hops. Lingering aftertaste.
M - Light/medium bodied. Faint carbonation across palate. Smooth and not sticky at all.
O - Meh, nothing fantastic about this. Makes me want to try other Imperial Pilsners tho. Definitely got better as it warmed.
05-25-2013 23:23:20 | More by da_beers
3.45/5 rDev -4.7%
Magic Hat Brewing Company - Humdinger Series: Over The Pils
Look - Pours clear golden slight copper with a big bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves abundant lacing.
Smell - Pilsner (tart & sour) characteristics with a little bit of deeper malt. Faint citrus hops.
Taste - The ballsiest pils I have ever had. Tang sharp, lemon sour, and on center stage are grassy bitter hops, packs a punch!
Mouthfeel - Slightly warm in the throat and slightly sticky. Leaves a sour bitter towards the back of the throat. Pretty boozy. Light/medium body, faintly carbonated, decent drinkability.
Overall - Interesting style, I did enjoy the bite aspect. I will have to try others of this style to understand more about it. This brew enhances tremendously with warmth so take a sip or two and let it sit for 10-15 if you can.
05-24-2013 12:21:51 | More by JMScowcroft
3.44/5 rDev -5%
Pretty golden body with a creamy finger of head.
Nose is grassy hops with a distinctly sweet note.
Flavor starts out sweet, then sort of spreads it around a bit. Grassy hops, candi sugar, tart lemon, clean finish.
Mouthfeel has a bit of the old "Sweet-Tart" quality to it. Leaves a tingle on the tongue.
Overall, pretty good, but too sweet. I long for an overhopped Imperial Pils with a Pliny-like understated malt body. Maybe someday I'll brew one.
03-28-2013 22:47:23 | More by ghostwalker
Humdinger Series: Over The Pils from Magic Hat Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.