Encore | Magic Hat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
810 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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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 Critters
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
2.48/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted like someone watered down a decent IPA with some bitter, wheat abomination that only serves to linger unpalatable upon the tongue.

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ScaryEd
3.09/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aliciamsu
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mothmanscott
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy amber (with lots of particulates) producing 2+ fingers of frothy, eggshell, somewhat lasting?? head that settles to a thin surface cap & collar ring leaving short, streaky lacing. Aroma is cedar/juniper wood, citrus, some floral & faint tropical fruit hops & pepper forward, backed by toasted & caramel malts. Any wheat is weak & masked. Taste is juniper wood, pine needles, floral/herbal hops & pepper followed by semi-sweet caramel & toasted bready malt provide some hop sided balance. Considerably more bitter than sweet in the finish with a bitter dominant aftertaste. Wheat notes difficult for me to pick up. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation, slick, slightly juicy on the tongue, a little prickly & drawing in the aftertaste.

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Photo of williahd
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antc2382
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's really good; not outstanding but it's kind of cool to get both styles to work together

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Photo of mikemikemike
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t2grogan
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Was not impressed by this one at all. Tasted like an adjunct lager mixed with a bad IPA.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Bottle code corresponds to a bottling date of 11/01/14

Appearance - Pours out slightly and a golden orange color with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention results in a mostly broken layer of suds and a razor thin ring around the edge.

Smell - Aroma hits on wheat, spice and light citrus.

Taste - Wheaty malt character with hints of caramel and some light citrus zest in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with fair, bitey carbonation. Smooth, drinkable and lightly velvety.

Overall - Drinkable and somewhat enjoyable, but nothing truly amazing. Hops are subdued to the point that putting IPA in the name is an obvious marketing gimmick. Drinks closer to a fairly hopped American Pale Wheat more than anything.

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Photo of B33rcules
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jjd315
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaverDave
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewsBr0ther
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kilobees
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gtermi
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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