Dream Machine IPL India Style Pale Lager | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Dream Machine IPL India Style Pale LagerDream Machine IPL India Style Pale Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dream Machine, an India Pale Lager or IPL, is a melding of varied visions of an India Pale Ale and an Amber Lager. Once poured, its light copper color delights the eyes and a citrusy hop aroma flows through the nose. Upon first sip, a smooth hop bitterness reveals itself – fresh, bold and slightly spicy – before subtle hints of mild maltiness appear. A big hop bite and a crisp, clean lager finish combine for a beautifully balanced beer. Take Dream Machine for a spin and let your reverie begin.

Added by JAHMUR on 01-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
847
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.5%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
319
For Trade:
1
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Photo of dbl_delta
3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy amber with a solid eggshell-white head. Initial impression is pine hops, nice malt backbone, touch of citrus. Medium mouthfeel; refreshing carbonation. Slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable. Kind of like a mellow IPA.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suskind
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nater919
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Botulizard
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hazen
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AD17
2.33/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jae61
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

**
06/16/2014
Aroma: Pine, hops, citrus. Appearance: light orange, clear. Wispy, white head. Taste: a touch smokey, crisp , hoppy Pine aftertaste. Goes down easy and quickly. Feel: light, airy, medium carbonation. A very drinkable IPL."
**

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4.65/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MartyIU13
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPadilla
3.01/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldoctorador
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johncnh
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glhensel
4.16/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm New to the IPL scene, but as I'm not a huge IPA fan this was a pleasant surprise. I frankly love this beer - great combination and easy drink ability, not a lot of depth but very smooth while simultaneously getting suttle IPA notes.

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3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fx20736
3.79/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought as part of a variety 12 pack from Wegman's on 2/28/16. Poured from a can into a Duvel tulip at fridge temp.

Look: Coppery amber, white head, gobs of lacing lacing

Smell: grapefruit and plum

Taste: Lots of pale malt with a brewed tea tannic bitterness

Feel: slightly thin

Overall: strange beer

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Photo of citylifelover
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ken_P
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMili
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

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4.16/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dream Machine IPL India Style Pale Lager from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 847 ratings.
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