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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 810 |  Reviews: 215
Photo of egrapplesberg
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle that I got out of their ipa variety pack. Can't find a date which is a pet peeve of mine.. Hazy copper color with an orange glow. Thin head with slight retention that slides down the glass and fails to lace up. Smell is like a pale ale. Not much going on in the nose. However the taste is a little better with the slightest hint of grapefruit. I think im getting some coriander as well but cant tell haha. As with most beers, imo, it gets better when it warms up. Moderate carbonation. I'm not getting as much of a dry finish that I was expecting (supposedly dry-hopped). It's an ok beer that I wouldn't mind drinking. Just not something I will spend money on. Btw i love the packaging these guys always have. Cheers!

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Photo of GFM
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into pilsner glass. Pours a cloudy orange color with very little head. Smell is malty with perhaps a hint of citrus. Nothing noteworthy to the feel; light bodied with not much substance. Very drinkable. Initially tastes sweet, then there's an emptiness followed by a very bitter aftertaste This was part of the Magic Hat sampler pack. I expected it to be my least favorite of the offerings and it was, but more enjoyable than I expected. I'm not a wheat beer fan, but I enjoyed this more than most wheat better. That being said, I enjoyed it less than most IPAs. (7.5)

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Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickySop
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ALLISON01
3.08/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TLWalsh
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy amber, typical unfiltered wheat type brew. Smells malty, feels smooth and somewhat creamy in your mouth. Finishes with an expected hop tang but not real strong. The carbonation died out fairly quickly. Not bad, not great, a tasty summer sort of brew.

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Photo of Johncnh
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cgraham
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this a while ago but I still have my notes on it.
Appearance- cloudy copper color, thin head
Smell- malt, floral hops
Taste- hops, malt, mostly floral hops
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. I would drink it again.

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Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruckus232
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeard89
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RCLOHR267
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jared_Alexander
2.46/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Mediocre IPA had out of bottle. Would not get again

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Photo of psmith161
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldTime
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nurufantur
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sebas
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rtcjny
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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