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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
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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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-01-2013 15:15:15 | More by Varkias41
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-26-2013 01:50:41 | More by morrowd3
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Saison9s

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

09-11-2013 01:32:19 | More by Saison9s
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CloudStrife

New York

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
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lancecenter

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-15-2013 23:44:19 | More by lancecenter
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-12-2013 02:41:46 | More by orangesol
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-04-2013 01:56:46 | More by DaPan
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-02-2013 01:50:03 | More by blknikon
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mdfb79

New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-29-2013 16:01:38 | More by mdfb79
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-22-2013 00:16:26 | More by Gww1864
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csustar001

New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-20-2013 12:00:55 | More by csustar001
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AdamElb

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-08-2013 02:54:54 | More by AdamElb
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Bguth

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-15-2013 04:57:46 | More by Bguth
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-11-2013 03:04:34 | More by oriolesfan4
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-02-2013 16:20:13 | More by hockeyfighter19
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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
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da_beers

Florida

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
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

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
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-15-2013 17:16:22 | More by Zimm
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-12-2013 18:05:33 | More by mikeburd1128
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-27-2013 09:54:33 | More by Kelp
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-25-2013 23:13:14 | More by nebula1999
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-20-2013 01:29:40 | More by acurtis
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-09-2013 00:18:32 | More by randylangford
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

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.