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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

01-27-2013 21:26:40 | More by Gregwa
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-24-2013 13:39:48 | More by GrindFatherBob
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phishbone23

New York

1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

01-23-2013 18:46:56 | More by phishbone23
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nafredet1

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-02-2013 18:57:58 | More by nafredet1
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-27-2012 21:11:25 | More by pathman
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

12-27-2012 20:53:40 | More by CBodamer
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-27-2012 18:58:10 | More by JohnK17
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

12-23-2012 19:48:57 | More by ReeseMax3
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MasterCraft

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a fluffy white head

Smells of citrus, herbs, floral hops. Light pear and green apple, a little alcohol sweetness, maybe a little biscuity malt

Taste is different than other "imperial pilsners" I've tried. Dominated by a grassy hop bitterness..a little citrus peal, herbal hops, minor note of caramel sweetness. Not overly impressive, but I'm having no trouble finishing the bottle, despite sharp bitterness and alcohol presence.

Pretty heavy mouthfeel for the style, slightly sticky, mild alcohol burn on the back end as the glass warms.

Not bad, may or may not buy more, but am glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 05:30:04 | More by MasterCraft
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ShadyJay

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.8%

12-15-2012 14:25:24 | More by ShadyJay
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jeanphony

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-15-2012 00:00:01 | More by jeanphony
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into pilsener glass, bottled in Spring 2012. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, biscuit, nuttiness, orange zest, herbal, floral, light pepper, grass, and earthy spiciness. Some nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of lemon, pear, pepper, bread, cracker, floral, pine, light nuttiness, light citrus zest, grass, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bread, light nuttiness, pine, citrus, pepper, floral, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of flavors with big hoppiness; fair amount of malt balance; and a fair amount of cloying spicy pine bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Definitely a sipper with all of the intense hop flavors. Overall this is a nice imperial pilsner. Good flavor complexity and solid balance; and quite smooth to sip on. I enjoyed this quite a bit, despite the cloying hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 06:08:44 | More by superspak
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staticmaneuver

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

11-02-2012 06:26:32 | More by staticmaneuver
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-25-2012 02:21:36 | More by DLS168
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a slightly hazy yellow color. The head was big and white on top. Very nice retention and lacing also, rather impressed honestly. The smell of the beer was sweet and grainy with a slight hops aroma in there also. The taste of the beer is sweet up front, minimal hops bitterness I the finish, subtle grassy note to it. The mouthfeel was thick, which I was impressed with, good carbonation and goes down really smooth. Overall it's got a good amount of flavor. It's better in my opinion than some beers of this style. Worth trying for sure!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 23:22:15 | More by Knapp85
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased as a single from Savemore Discount Beverage, Clifton Park, NY. Corked and caged.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" blonde head over the cloudy almost opaque golden amber brew. Head holds on very nicely, with lace that lasts until the cows come home. Aroma is sweet and fruity.

Taste starts sweet, moderate citrus in the middle, bitterness comes on through the close, but not as much as I would expect for an "imperial pilsner". Mouthfeel is way smooth, and drinkability is superb. While I question the style tag, I can't deny I like this brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 22:03:11 | More by ppoitras
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-04-2012 16:27:02 | More by djre4orm
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.95/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 22:15:12 | More by ThisWangsChung
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QCABeerTour

Iowa

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-24-2012 00:46:24 | More by QCABeerTour
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-13-2012 19:13:31 | More by reizorc
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-28-2012 02:12:09 | More by rydev24
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halo913

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-27-2012 12:46:12 | More by halo913
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-05-2012 03:25:04 | More by mattparsons
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neophilus

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden, wheat colored ale with a thick white head on top. Good lacing.

Rich malt aroma, some boozy heat on the nose. Some grassy hop notes as well.

Grainy and bitter up front. Thick and sweet on the palate with a heavy dose of hop flavor - drinks like a barley wine.

Was pleasantly suprised at the thickness and hop flavor/bitterness delivered by this brew. I wasn't sure what to expect from an Imperial Pils, what I got was a blonde barleywine with restrained characteristics and a focused hop flavor. Truly a sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 17:46:21 | More by neophilus
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Kendo

New York

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the caged & corked 750 ml bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is golden-colored with a 1+ finger foamy white head that retains well.

S: Sweet malt - cereal grains (corn?) and modest perfumey hops.

T: Husky grains, sweeter malts and a touch of lemony hop bitterness at the finish. Overall impression is one of sweetness. However, I just had a Uinta Tilted Smile (also an Imperial Pilsner) before this, and this one is not as sweet. Hops and spiciness provide balance. Finishes with a nice lingering grassy bitterness.

M: Medium in heft with a slightly slick feel to it.

O: Decent. Not a style I love (my feeling is that pilsners by definition need to be light and imperializing them detracts more than adds), but. . . this is a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 01:41:54 | More by Kendo
Humdinger Series: Over The Pils from Magic Hat Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.