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Magic Hat "Encore"
Magic Hat Brewing Company -South Burlington, Vermont USA
American IPA (ABV 6.4%)

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a rich golden honey color with a large (2-3 finger) rocky white head that mostly diminished into a fluffy puddled residue that created excellent sheets of lace on the glass.

The aroma upfront was bold and hoppy of a citrus hop, a straw like malt and a moldy yeast with a notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a decent dose of wheat.

The taste was very yeasty and a bit malty with a note of caramel from the onset. It then progressed into a nice bitter hoppy flavor with a strong citrus note and a bit of wheat at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow, allowing for the hoppy grapefruit taste to linger on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a bit heavier than light in body with a nice dry texture and a prickly carbonation.

Overall an IPA with a really nice wheat characteristic and a wonderful hoppy aftertaste.

Sampled: 1/21/2012

1 comment
  • Mark
    Mark Mmmm IPA!
    January 22, 2012