Humdinger Series: Over The Pils | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Humdinger Series: Over The PilsHumdinger Series: Over The Pils
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Over the Pils features a smooth malt body that is paired with fruit and floral notes from generous additions of Brewer’s Gold and Crystal hops. Beneath the bold hop aroma hides a subtle warmth sure to take your taste buds Over the Pils and far away.

75 IBU

Added by SawDog505 on 04-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a very cloudy orangish amber with a one finger dense white head. Very opaque beer, tough to see any visible carbonation. Leaves some nice lacing on the side.

S: Has an aged aroma too it at this point. Hops seem faint and are just barely holding on. Malts come out as it warms up adding a bready quality.

T: More bitter than expected, the hop flavor has stuck around well. Grassiness and a bit of a farmhouse flavor to it. Light malting makes up the backbone. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Medium body with low carbonation. Has a creamy mouthfeel. Bit of a warming feeling to it.

Overall was tough to pass up at half price and I'm glad I gave it a go. Have seen it on the shelves for a while and pulled this one from a new case. Hope Magic Hat continues this Humdinger series.

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

On-tap 5/26/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains lager yeast, citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a thin malt character. The hops presence starts out weak but strengthens greatly as you continue to drink the beer and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer worth drinking for a while but there are better alternatives within the style.

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

Bought from the Artifactory (the weekend before all the West Sixth nonsense, which definitely puts me off)

A - Light golden straw with a huge 3 finger head that quickly dissipated. Great lacing.

S - Somewhat tart and sour like a classic pilsner. Some faint citrus and hops.

T - Punch in the mouth for a pils. Bitter finish w/ some hops. Lingering aftertaste.

M - Light/medium bodied. Faint carbonation across palate. Smooth and not sticky at all.

O - Meh, nothing fantastic about this. Makes me want to try other Imperial Pilsners tho. Definitely got better as it warmed.

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3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Magic Hat Brewing Company - Humdinger Series: Over The Pils

Look - Pours clear golden slight copper with a big bubbly head that dissipates quickly and leaves abundant lacing.

Smell - Pilsner (tart & sour) characteristics with a little bit of deeper malt. Faint citrus hops.

Taste - The ballsiest pils I have ever had. Tang sharp, lemon sour, and on center stage are grassy bitter hops, packs a punch!

Mouthfeel - Slightly warm in the throat and slightly sticky. Leaves a sour bitter towards the back of the throat. Pretty boozy. Light/medium body, faintly carbonated, decent drinkability.

Overall - Interesting style, I did enjoy the bite aspect. I will have to try others of this style to understand more about it. This brew enhances tremendously with warmth so take a sip or two and let it sit for 10-15 if you can.

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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils from Magic Hat Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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