Encore
Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,602
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
81
Ranked #42,376
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.93%
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
817
From:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  9
Gots
  101
SCORE
81
Good
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Notes: A genre-blending mix of an American wheat beer and a traditional India Pale Ale. Encore is hopped and dry-hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops, and has a pleasant grapefruit aroma that compliments its subtly sweet malty backbone. Grab a lighter and get up front!

45 IBU
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Reviews: 216 | Ratings: 817
Reviews by 52Skiman:
Photo of 52Skiman
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from a 12 oz. can in a variety pack

Appearance: Unfiltered translucent medium amber, very thin long-lasting frothy near-white head, thin rings of lacing
Aroma: Faint grapefruit, but strong malty backbone
Taste/Flavor: Oddly flavored. Very complex mix of wheat malts and hops. Hard to describe flavors
Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy feel, tingly carbonation. Finishes more smooth than dry, but somehow off-set by fruitiness
Overall: A strange blend of wheat beer and India pale ale. Available only occasionally in various Magic Hat variety/sampler paks. One of Magic Hat's "Reclusive Rarities" brewed whenever they feel like it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a one finger white head. The head fades rather fast, but leaves a decent level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a pine smell. Mixed with this are notes of a caramel and citrus sweetness as well as a lighter grapefruit and grassy hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and light citrus sweet flavor. Mixed with these tastes is a pine hopiness. As the taste advances the sweetness fades and more pine hop comes to the tongue. More toward the end, other hop flavors of a grassy and grapefruit nature mix with the increasing pine hop and the decreasing sweetness, to produce a slightly bitter and drier flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just above average side in terms of creaminess with the carbonation level being rather average. Pretty nice for the hop as well as the transitions from sweet to more bitter.

Overall – Rather easy drinking, starting out sweeter, but drying out and becoming more bitter toward the end. Not bad.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of smcolw
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange-amber color. Very nice three-finger head; settles rocky leaving a thin ring of lace initially.

Lots of raw hop smell right up front. Fresh. No malt aromas.

Classic IPA flavors: Light pale malt up front with a bitter hop wallop quickly descending on the tastebuds. Full bodied with some spritzy carbonation. The hop is simply a bitter flavor delivery system. It doesn't have a more specific background taste. Like I said, it is a perfect fit in the category, but it doesn't offer anything different or unusual.

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Photo of gopens44
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of The_Astridhaze
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Pav5069
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of drabmuh
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a shaker pint. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a white head of small bubbles, moderate carbonation, low retention, not a lot of lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is a little grainy, a little sweet, and a little hoppy, mostly pine and citrus hops.

Beer is medium to light in body, the finish is nice but not bitter enough, the overall beer is decent but boring, not enough hops, it says it is an American Wheat IPA on the label but I don't get a lot of wheat character.

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Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Hoyt for sharing this one.

A - bright orange with a big, white head that has great retention

S - wheat, spicy, earthy hops

T - wheat, spicy hops, peppery

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This isn't a bad beer, but it leaves me wanting more. I liked the wheat presence and the balance of the hops, but ultimately it was simple and became boring. It would make for a nice session IPA. Anyone who is enjoying this new trend of wheat IPAs should probably try this if for no other reason than due diligence.

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Photo of jik18
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Beerma
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Not my favorite! Liked #9 better and really liked Snow roller! Won't get again! Would rather have a bud light! Too bitter not really any other flavors to it but beer!

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Photo of Varkias41
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Treyliff
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- poured in a pilsner glass, color ranges from a murky orange to a copper. Thin layer of white head sustains on the top with a bit of lacing on the sides.

S- Grass, pine, hop oil, tangerine, bready malt, butter and yeast.

T- Grassy and citrus hops with a bit of wheat, not much of a malt backbone. Finishes a bit dry with a slight hop linger.

M- med-light body, crisp foamy carbonation

O- hops seem to dominate with not much malt presence. Still very drinkable, just a bit unbalanced.

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Photo of BigDaddyJohn
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
2.84/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of notjaredlouche
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Kerrie
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of dr_boost
2.64/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Hibernator
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Magic Hat Encore
12 oz brown bottle
Best by February 29, 2012
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a hazy orange color with a very frothy and fluffy white head on top. Nice trails of sticky lacings decorate the glassware.

The nose if floral and quite hoppy with some citrus.

There are some toasted biscuit flavors with a hint of caramel sweetness. The real flavors in this IPA are the citrus notes of orange and lemon. I notice some low carbonation levels, which make this beer very smooth.

I like how this beer is not overly aggressive hop bomb, yet it still provides a really enjoyable amount of hops.

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Photo of sunofneurot
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Johncnh
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Levin0013
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%

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Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 817 ratings