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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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3.61/5
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120 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
120
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of mikeburd1128
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Kelp
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of randylangford
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ghostwalker
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty golden body with a creamy finger of head.

Nose is grassy hops with a distinctly sweet note.

Flavor starts out sweet, then sort of spreads it around a bit. Grassy hops, candi sugar, tart lemon, clean finish.

Mouthfeel has a bit of the old "Sweet-Tart" quality to it. Leaves a tingle on the tongue.

Overall, pretty good, but too sweet. I long for an overhopped Imperial Pils with a Pliny-like understated malt body. Maybe someday I'll brew one.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
2.74/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: yellow, straw-colored, slight haze, tiny compact bubbles, nice lacing
S: mild, grassy with some spicy hops, EtOH
T: wow, not at all what I was expecting, strong astringent taste up front, metallic, very malty and not well attenuated
M: astringent with metallic bitter taste

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Photo of flynndan
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of DIPAFAN
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of phishbone23
1.75/5  rDev -51.5%

Photo of nafredet1
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of CBodamer
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ReeseMax3
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of MasterCraft
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a fluffy white head

Smells of citrus, herbs, floral hops. Light pear and green apple, a little alcohol sweetness, maybe a little biscuity malt

Taste is different than other "imperial pilsners" I've tried. Dominated by a grassy hop bitterness..a little citrus peal, herbal hops, minor note of caramel sweetness. Not overly impressive, but I'm having no trouble finishing the bottle, despite sharp bitterness and alcohol presence.

Pretty heavy mouthfeel for the style, slightly sticky, mild alcohol burn on the back end as the glass warms.

Not bad, may or may not buy more, but am glad I got to try it.

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Photo of ShadyJay
2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of jeanphony
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into pilsener glass, bottled in Spring 2012. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, biscuit, nuttiness, orange zest, herbal, floral, light pepper, grass, and earthy spiciness. Some nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of lemon, pear, pepper, bread, cracker, floral, pine, light nuttiness, light citrus zest, grass, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bread, light nuttiness, pine, citrus, pepper, floral, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and complexity of flavors with big hoppiness; fair amount of malt balance; and a fair amount of cloying spicy pine bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Definitely a sipper with all of the intense hop flavors. Overall this is a nice imperial pilsner. Good flavor complexity and solid balance; and quite smooth to sip on. I enjoyed this quite a bit, despite the cloying hop bitterness.

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Photo of staticmaneuver
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Knapp85
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a slightly hazy yellow color. The head was big and white on top. Very nice retention and lacing also, rather impressed honestly. The smell of the beer was sweet and grainy with a slight hops aroma in there also. The taste of the beer is sweet up front, minimal hops bitterness I the finish, subtle grassy note to it. The mouthfeel was thick, which I was impressed with, good carbonation and goes down really smooth. Overall it's got a good amount of flavor. It's better in my opinion than some beers of this style. Worth trying for sure!

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Photo of ppoitras
4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle purchased as a single from Savemore Discount Beverage, Clifton Park, NY. Corked and caged.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" blonde head over the cloudy almost opaque golden amber brew. Head holds on very nicely, with lace that lasts until the cows come home. Aroma is sweet and fruity.

Taste starts sweet, moderate citrus in the middle, bitterness comes on through the close, but not as much as I would expect for an "imperial pilsner". Mouthfeel is way smooth, and drinkability is superb. While I question the style tag, I can't deny I like this brew.

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Humdinger Series: Over The Pils from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 120 ratings
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