Encore | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12. oz Brown Bottle

A: Pours a hazy pale amber color with a nice thick white head. Good retention
and lacing.

S: Wheat and yeast leads to a grapefruit flavor and other citrus notes. Some dry
hops are also present.

T/M: Smooth and medium bodied starts off bitter from the hop oils and slowly
turns to a citrus taste. Grapefruit and other fruits are included. Yeast and grains
come in with wheat and other malts. Sort of unbalanced but easy to drink.

O: An interesting mixture of an IPA and a wheat beer. It's categorized as an IPA,
but really needs more hops to fulfill this. This is a good beer for people who like
Wheat beers and people who don't really like hop heavy beers.


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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a hazy orange-gold with one finger of off-white head. A whisper of lacing left behind.

Aroma of wheat and light malts along with a hint of grassy hops and caramel.

The taste was quite different than expected. No real hop presence. Mainly caramel malts and wheat notes.

Medium bodied and smooth with a lighter carbonation.

A very "OK" IPA from Magic Hat. Give a boost to the hops and we might have something here.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Great pour. Hazy orange in color. Huge off white taupe head. Frothy and stuck around forever leaving an awesome, thick and haphazard lacing throughout the glass

S: nice citrus smell, mostly orange. Faint banana in there as well assuming from the yeast.

T: pretty decent taste. A little hoppy bite with citrus. Not much wheat components in the taste. Would say this was just a regular IPA if I didn't know otherwise. But that is not a bad thing.

M: digging the overall mouthfeel. Very crisp and bright and finishes mostly dry with a slight bitter aftertaste which is enjoyable.

Nicely done beer. Not a huge fan overall of MH beers, but this was a pleasant surprise.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle served in pint glass.

A: 1 finger head with orange body. Nice lacing.

S: orange peel citrus, grapefruit, malts and hops.

T: Nice citrus, hops and floral notes come in at the finish and provide a nice bitterness.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

O: If a hop head I think you would enjoy this. I did. Not a fan of Magic Hat but this one is ok.

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