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

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78
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847 Ratings
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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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4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of smm0589
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%
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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Photo of DukeRanger17
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap = Amazing!!! Not as funky...but still Hoppy

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Photo of cyrusm70
4.72/5  rDev +39.6%

Photo of Bhutch138
4.68/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of dmont52
4.65/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of empowell8394
4.65/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jedifoot
4.6/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A very well rounded and drinkable pale lager.

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Photo of SRey1250
4.52/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of samibr
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Underrated. Hoppy, clean, and drinkable.

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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 gubacious
4.32/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackDog
4.29/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dream Machine pours a perfectly clear, medium gold with a finger-and-a-half thick, fluffy white head. Lacing is top notch, and as I sit here typing this, the head is still a finger thick, over ten minutes after pouring it.

Healthy carbonation helps bring the aroma out. Amarillo and Sterling dry hops add a bright, citrusy aroma with a touch of spice on top of pale malts.

The body is more pronounced in the taste. A slight sweetness hits the tongue first, followed by the citrus hop notes. It finishes with a nice spicy hop finish and aftertaste. Overall, surprisingly smooth and well-balanced for a 50 IBU beer.

The mouthfeel is pretty good as well. It's a bit thin as the beer warms, but overall, a medium-light body with a healthy carbonation makes for a smooth, easy-going drink.

Appearance: 10/10
Aroma: 5/5
Taste: 8/10
Mouthfeel: 3/5
Overall: 18/20
Total: 45/50

Overall, this is an impressive beer, well worth the wait from Magic Hat. It has a great hoppiness to it that hopheads will love, without being too much, as some IPA/IPLs can be.

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4.28/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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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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