Hocus Pocus | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
77
okay
604 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A toast to weeds, rays, and summer haze. It was a light, crisp ale for mowing lawns, hitting lazy fly balls and communing with nature, Hocus Pocus was offered up as a summer sacrifice to cloudless days. Its malty sweetness finished tart and crisp and was best appreciated with a wedge of orange.

13 IBU

Added by purplehops on 01-02-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
604
Reviews:
252
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
14.84%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
91
For Trade:
0
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2.4/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

DATE: May 17, 2017... OCCASION: inspired by the school band's spring performance and the early spring heat, time to add some wheat to the evening of Celts/Cavs Game 1... pours an active, bubbling golden body with a thick white head that clumps and clusters resiliently... lacing is appreciable... honey, wheat yeast, hints of lemon, and buttery biscuit malts that tug at the senses in its variety--earthy, slightly too malty... oily, light-bodied and easily drinkable... maybe it'd be better on a lawnmower, as suggested... lemon, hay, some biscuit, a hint of the honey, lime (?) and apple make for a fruity, malty flavor profile... fitting for the evening heat, but not the kind of beer I'd reach for when quenching a thirst... many other weisses, wheat, weizens and pilsners to enjoy...it's back, but it's not necessarily needed...

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3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jhfinn
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dag1991
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChiefBrody
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2.86/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeard89
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmeehan
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hocus Pocus isn't really outstanding, but it's not offensive either. It's worth drinking. Or maybe it isn't. Do whatever you want with it, I'm not your dad.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.68/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Walts_Frozen_Head
3.04/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of mountainzen
3/5  rDev -11%

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3.32/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.72/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of CalebDouglas
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Redemption575
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

10/24/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Applied orange slice as instructed. Couldn't salvage the flavor. Not sure if it's too tart or bitter or both. All I know it's not as crisp as my ideal summer refresher must be, orange or no.

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Hocus Pocus from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.37 out of 5 based on 604 ratings.
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