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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils - Magic Hat Brewing Company

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82
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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
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:
Beer added by: SawDog505 on 04-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight haze to this golden orange beer, topped by a big fluffy white head that just won't quit. It does leave big circles of lacing as it goes however, making for a good looking beer. The aromatics don't quite match the look however with not a whole lot of hop presence, maybe just a twinge of citrusy hops. They blend in with a juicy fresh apricot aroma, maybe a bit of lemon and orange zest as well. Mostly a malt presence in the aroma, a bit grainy with an underlying skunkiness. Not the greatest aromatics, but not bad.

The hops come out a good bit more with the taste fortunately, undercutting a lot of the sweeter fruity flavors. Soft apricot does come to mind again, but this time mingled with grapefruit. Also coming through is orange and lemon rind, giving some depth to this beer and its bitterness. Toasty bready notes do come through in the front, even if only mildly as they make for a nice backbone for the other flavors to play off of. The fruity flavors work well together and then play off the hops well. These hops are bitter and flavorful, lots of grapefruit coming through as well as a bit of piney, resiny notes. Subtly, but with a nice bitter depth. The bitterness is subdued until the very end, when it seems to get very intense if only for a moment. A touch of booze is detected, giving a warmth that is pleasant and works really well with the smoothness of the mouthfeel.

Really good taste to this beer, unique enough that it seperates from others, but solid enough that it doesn't depend on its uniqueness to be considered good. The only dilemma I have with this beer is the smell. I'm hoping that its just my nose not picking up on it, but I haven't had too many beers where the taste is far far better than the aroma as it is with this one. Maybe a few more hops in the back end of this boil would make a huge difference, but the aroma is not all that appetizing. But at least the taste is spot on and delicious. I recommend to those who have or haven't had any Magic Hat brews.

Photo of Knapp85
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
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!

Photo of Duhast500
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass.

The color is a clear yellow/gold with a finger of foamy white and some slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell is Pilsner malt at first, sweet with some tart citrus aroma hints of tangerine and lemongrass.

The taste is a bit sharp with a sweetness that has a juicy hop flavor. Tangerine flavor mixed with some sweet pilsner flavor brings a tangy, bright flavor that pushes things a bit further than the aroma.

The feel of this beer is a light to medium body and is a really drinkable feel. There is a bit of carbonation here that lightens things up and makes it feel smooth and enjoyable.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My local shop has this on tap and I was able to get a 32oz growler fill for 6.50.

A - Fairly good carbonation at leas a 1/2 inch of sticky white goodness and a nice clear bright yellow hue of beer.

S - Smells mostly of mild hops, a dash of lemongrass, and maybe some pills malt in there. Smells good.

T - A fairly hoppy Pills with some mild yeasts and pills malt in the flavor but overall it taste much lighter than 8%. Hoppy finish gives it a nice crisp finish.

M - Medium bodied and a bit bitter but somewhat enjoyable.

Overall worth the price I paid for it on tap and it seems easy enough to get down despite the hoppy finish (or grainy even). Not worth the bomber prices which in PA are 11-15 dollars. If I paid that much I guess I would bash the review too...

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils from Magic Hat Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.