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

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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,800
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
851
pDev:
14.41%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
316
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 90 | Ratings: 851
Reviews by smm0589:
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4.75/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle to pint

Rich gold color and moderate head.

Aroma is of pronounced hops, a touch on the Pacific-Northwest grapefruity side. Not overpowering but very promising.

A pronounced hop bite at first sip that disappears remarkably quickly. No bitterness lingers. Smooth, sweet maltiness in the finish cleans the palate and makes me want to keep sipping.

Overall great beer and glad it'll be year-round!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jeffreysan
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, golden copper color with orange highlights and a finger and a half of white-colored head that slowly dissolved away into a not-thin and not-thick lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very nice aromas of piney, citrusy hops and bready, biscuit toasted malt, as well as some caramel, black pepper, a touch of coriander and clover.

Taste: Wow, really nice beer. Lots of piney, floral, citrusy hops up front, followed immediately by some caramel-like sweetness and finished with a lot of bready, toasted malt and a touch of brown sugar-like sweetness. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, creamy and slightly effervescent. With an ABV of 5.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Wow, what a really nice beer. I wasn’t sure what to expect, never having tasted an IPL, but this is really nice. There’s a good balance between the hops and the malt. Recommended.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MPSTARR
3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of morrowd3
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of DustinSWB
2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of AOD77
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of HideYaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngusOg
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of CoreyClark
4/5  rDev +20.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of jbraico
2.96/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance was an rich amber color. The smell had some fruit notes in it (apricot). . Not bitter or strong when going down, smooth. When poured a nice thick head forms. Nothing special otherwise about the beer Although I could see my self purchase another should the occasion arise.

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Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of ChipMurray
3/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus/pine hops and bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nice clean lager flavor with minimal yeast esters present. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid IPL style. Good robustness and balance of citrus/pine hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Dream Machine IPL India Style Pale Lager from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 851 ratings