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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Ratings: 847 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz can in a snifter. This decent lager pours a bright amber with a moderate head of white foam that dissipates to a thin ring and subtle lacing. Nose of light citrus fruit, herbal hop notes, and lager grains and yeast. Flavors follow the nose with honey and citrus notes on the front and sides, a bittering herbal hops note to the middle and rear, and a grain flavor on the back and aftertaste. Medium bitter aftertaste, medium mouth feel. Nothing overly oppressive. Good session brew.

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Photo of h4ger
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bissel328
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Malacant
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not much of a dream here. Tastes like a IPA with weeds.

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Photo of Act25
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I like IPLs better and better, the best I've found is Carton Sit Down Son. This one much better than its reviews (and I generally dislike magic hat)

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a small white head that fades quickly and leaves a no lace.

S: Aroma is moderate and contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, bright citrus and some hops.

T: Taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and solid balance of hops. Bright and fun.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean. The great thing about lagers.

O: Tasty, goes down easy. Try 1.

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Photo of Almasi_
4.18/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of 2ellas
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of kvgomps
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheRamie
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow, just had 3 beers from a mixed magic hat 12 pack. Got it cause I needed beer to drink while moving. Never have I ever thought of MH as a contender in the beer scene but i was impressed by all three and all three have terrible ratings. Great hop bitterness and drinkability. Is it up to snuff with the legends in Vermont, not really, but boy are these beers getting underrated.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.2/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cgrunin
3.31/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Real_Thirsty_Guy
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brown Copper Rusty color, medium to full clear body
There is a deep malty sweetness but not really that much in the smell...bready sweetness as it warms/sloshed
Same characteristics in the taste, has a light taste with only a small residual bitterness...not really what I'm going for in a red ale
This beer was decent but not what I was looking for in a IPL (as its advertised) not a bad red ale but could stand to be more robust. If you love Magic Hat its worth a try....I don't really love MH and probably won't buy it again

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Photo of Zanico
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryanmj91
2.34/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mpenske
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.76/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a tulip. This is no dream. Malty mess. Flowery hop profile. Tastes like tea. Not much bitterness. I wouldn't drink this again.

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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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