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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 847 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of trickynicky
2.2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I haven't had much from Magic Hat, but the other brews I had were more enjoyable than this one. I did not care for this. In my opinion, there is nothing that really jumped out at me with this beer; it was borderline bland.

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Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good taste. Smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of TheGrayMan
2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of km02600
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A mediocre beer with great memories lol.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandonld23
3.62/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep gold/pale amber producing 2 fingers of foamy, shortlived, white head that recedes to a thick island cap leaving sheets, webs & streaks of lace. Aroma is mostly grapefruit, pineapple & hints of pine in terms of hops; pound cake and little caramel malt in a background of pilsner yeast. Taste is bready, lemon zest, resinous pine, tropical fruit, lager yeast & a little honey up front through mid-sip, finishes with a prominent grapefruit note becoming drier & more bitter with a rapidly diminishing bitter, but noticeably astringent, aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low moderate carbonation, silky & slightly creamy with a tongue coating bitterness that becomes an astringency on the back of the tongue & palate. Not really an IPA as it is made with lager rather than ale yeast. An interesting mixture of hops & yeast as are most of these IPLs.

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Photo of tard24
3.79/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of richkrull
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1/19...pours copper gold, high white foam, over an inch and lasting. Pleasant hoppy nose, toffee, malty. Light citrus. Clean, crisp taste, honey, floral, quick fade before the bitter closes. Good carbonation buzz. Very good.

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Photo of Mikepmeier651
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rock360
4.08/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really like this beer, good tasty beer, nice balance of malt and hops, first IPL I've tried.

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Photo of AshDashMash
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent lager, my camping beer.

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Photo of damienmm
3.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CameronWolff
2.2/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not a very good one.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
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 kdivers
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvieE
3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: A nice orange tinge, thick head at least three fingers and a good lace.

S: Citrusy, and light.

T: It was ok. A litter ligher than I had hoped. Not much bite at all.

F: Sharp on the front, but gets a little flat towards the back.

O: Not my favorite, but I could drink it if it was available.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of boodz85
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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