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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils - Magic Hat Brewing Company

Humdinger Series: Over The PilsHumdinger Series: Over The Pils

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%


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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Neorebel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears as a hazy, amber color topped with a fair head, not so different from steamed milk. The aroma consists of a juicy, 'grapefruit' type of hop character, as well as a very sweet candy-like malt scent. Flavor is a bit bready, and despite what other reviewers have said, I feel that it is balanced fairly well between hoppy and malty. Very full bodied and it also coats the mouth well. Pleasant finish with warming sensation at over 8% ABV. Overall, it is not the best Imperial Pilsner I have ever had - I would prob. give that title to DFH, but still a good beer. Has that distinctive 'Magic Hat' characteristic.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 04:30:02 | More by Neorebel
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Rhynes2

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes in a champagne style bottle with a cork and looks very appealing on the shelf. Pours out a nice golden straw color with a tight light head. The lacing on this beer is amazingly dense and left marks down the whole glass. It has nice light citrus notes with a touch of acidity balanced well with a light grain body. It had a nice refreshing quality that I really like for a summer time beer. I'll be buying this one again for sure

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 02:59:21 | More by Rhynes2
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neophilus

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
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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jeremy13586

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty cool looking bottle. Let's see what's inside.

The beer was a golden color with a big, fluffy, white head. The head lasted for quite a while and there were plenty of active bubbles crawling up the side of the glass.

Very faint aromas of...nothing. Maybe a little bit of lemongrass? Maybe? There was the tinniest bit of a boozy sting as I drank it, but again, there wasn't too much there.

Grainy and, well, pilsner-y up front. Nice amount grassy hops. Finishes with a little bit of alcohol. There is a lingering bitterness, but it lingers a little bit too long for my liking and it's a bit messy.

Nice bubbly carbonation tries to scrub the palate clean. Pretty drinkable. I'd say this is the redeeming quality of this beer.

While the brew is very drinkable, there just isn't enough going on with it. The nose was lacking and the taste was too messy. I pretty much picked it up because the bottle looked cool. Hopefully the other beers in the series will be more complex.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 22:34:17 | More by jeremy13586
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da_beers

Florida

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 23:23:20 | More by da_beers
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MasterCraft

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils from Magic Hat Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.