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Hocus Pocus | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
611
pDev:
14.93%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
96
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 611 |  Reviews: 255
Photo of bixby1971
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dodo2step
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- huge 5 finger head goes overboard. light gold body that is clear and foamy head with lacing.

S- grass and wheat hops with tart malt.

F- lager-esque type of taste. wheat and lemon but very faint and malty.

F- tastes like a lager and not a wheat. light bodied and smooth though.

O- goes down easy but the flavor isn't what i was expecting.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.37/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Another decent offering from Magic Hat...

A very clear wheat beer with a white frothy head and good lacing down the glass. I noted some citrus and a distinct hop character both by nose and by taste, with the taste a bit more tangy than hoppy. Mouthfeel was mostly carbonated with a medium-body and an astringent quality that I at times like and at times don't - this time I was 'meh' about it. As I mentioned in my opening - it's a decent offering and I my take them up on that orange slice on the next one.

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Photo of D1noB
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

bmeehan said it best, "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." It's a wheat with a little zing.

bmeehan
Dec 15, 2014


Taste Rating in Words: it's a beautiful umbrella. Larger but still an umbrella.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GarbageMan10
2.94/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of dacrza1
2.4/5  rDev -28.4%
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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Photo of hophugger
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of dag1991
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChiefBrody
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of firkingroovin
2.86/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeard89
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmeehan
3/5  rDev -10.4%
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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Photo of Lukebell15
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Walts_Frozen_Head
3.04/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of mountainzen
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Jikert
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jaxon53
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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Hocus Pocus from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 611 ratings
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