Encore | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
810 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Brad007 on 09-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
810
Reviews:
215
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.86%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
99
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pours hazed golden amber with a thin, fluffy lasting head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of citrus with wheat tang. Not quite robust, but strong enough and pleasant enough to be enjoyable.

The taste is of wheat tang, a touch of honey-like sweetness with a citric/herbal hop bitter finish.

It is on the fuller-side of light-bodied and lighter-side of medium-bodied border. Medium carbonation.

An enjoyable hoppy American Pale Wheat Ale! Hoppy enough to fit in IPA category as well.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.44/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours a clouded amber, with a small white head that has good retention. Leaves plenty of lacing behind.

Sniffing from the bottle, all I could smell was pine. Probably the strongest pine scent from any hoppy brew I've tried yet. To stress, it's as if I had cut down a pine tree, and harvested all its pine resin and stuffed it up my nostrils. Ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration. In the glass I got more citrus and grapefruit from it.

Taste is fairly simple, two pronged attack, the grapefruit/pine in the hops, melded with a bit of sweetness, I assume from the malts, but I can't pick out what kind, the hops here are predominant flavors. Leave a bit of bitterness on the back of the tongue, doesn't last too long at all. It doesn't seem to carry any off flavors, aspirin, or zinc, etc.

This is actually pretty thick for an IPA, I would go with medium bodied, mild carbonation. Decent smoothness and drinkability, but a little too hoppy for my tastes.

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2.84/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of nicholas2121
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Encore brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.40% This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a thick, white head. This is an unfiltered brew you can not see though it. The smell is rich with fruits and citrus and hit of malts. Encore has a bold taste with lot of flavor. You pick up on the citrus in this brew it is grapefruit, but it is not overpowering. The is also a nice hop taste at the end. This brew is a bold well balanced brew. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice and the brew has a clean finish. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5.
I would buy this brew again. Encore brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company was better than what I was expecting.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Caveworm
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company, part of the winter sampler pack. Poured from the bottle into a glass, Encore's got a two finger thick off-white head, nearly impenetrable lacing, and a hazy dark honey brown body.

Smells like grapefruit-y west coast hops, maybe a little bit of holiday spiced malts.

I taste a kind of cranberry and ginger mixture along with the hops. Its actually very nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel is pretty clean and crisp. No hops lingering.

Overall a 4.25 for Encore - Magic Hat Brewing Company. Asides from the seasonal sampler back, I probably won't buy this brew again. I'm still in my IPA training wheels, honestly.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Encore from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 810 ratings.
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