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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Dream Machine, an India Pale Lager or IPL, is a melding of varied visions of an India Pale Ale and an Amber Lager. Once poured, its light copper color delights the eyes and a citrusy hop aroma flows through the nose. Upon first sip, a smooth hop bitterness reveals itself - fresh, bold and slightly spicy - before subtle hints of mild maltiness appear. A big hop bite and a crisp, clean lager finish combine for a beautifully balanced beer. Take Dream Machine for a spin and let your reverie begin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (1044) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
(Bottle). Pale amber complexion with thin white head. Flavor is a balance of hop and sweet malt. Decent balance. Short of a standout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (5787) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Draught at Oasis Pub, New London, CT, 4/27/14
Clear, filtered brass/copper body is topped by a moderate amount of off-white head that shows moderate retention.
Pure, simplistic hoppiness in the nose leans heavily to lemon-orange with very little variance/depth. Spongecake and sweet, buttercream certainly noteable on the end, with a touch of cheesiness and heavy breadiness/acidity. Fine, I guess, if a little underwhelmingly simple.
Hard, almost greasy mouthfeel with strong carbonation and sweet, bready, caramel-flavored malts give the heavy-handed hop bitterness a good balance, but taken together it’s just too much bitterness and sweetness. Very low depth of flavor, with orange rind, some grapefruit and even a fair amount of pine resin mixing with bready malts leading to way too much astringency. Pretty standard magic hat. Passable, I suppose, and certainly better than most industrial stuff, but not much of a step up, at this point.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Pour is a clear copper with a large white head. Aroma I surprisingly floral hoppy. Flavor is again a decent floral hop. Not much of a malt presence but a guess being a lager they kinda downplayed it. It’s light but definitely showcases the hops. One of Magic Hat’s better beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (3490) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden-amber with a small head that fades to a messy ring. Aroma is surprisingly malty. Pale malt, light fruitiness, and grass. Tastes like a grassy lager. Just a touch of red fruit. Fairly strong bitterness in the finish. Not bad but a pretty boring IPL.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malaclemys (458) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle, pours clear copper with a white head. Aroma is clove, pine, sweet malt. Taste is pine, citrus, corn, clean. Bitter dry clean finish with a medium-light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppyScallywag (300) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Nice hoppy scent and the initial taste proves. The hops bite hard then calm down on the palate. It doesn't longer very long. Pretty enjoyable IPL. I would certainly get it again when in an IPA kinda mood and wanted something to drink through the night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a light quickly dissipating head. Aroma is full of citrus and a bit of a malt background. Taste is sweet with a crisp but oily finish that takes away from the lager side of the beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewIPA (93) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2014
12oz bottle, nice American pale lager, smell of hops and citrus, not very bitter, just a hint. Decent, refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5693) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 6/2/14

Aroma: The nose is clean, light hops, citrus, grains, and some pale malts
Appearance: It pours a cloudy gold-orange color with a thin off-white head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is similar, but a touch dull, with a mix of citrus hops and pale malts
Palate: The body is light, it has an average-to-lively carbonation, and a light dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this one was a decent, light, but unoffensive offering. It drinks decently enough, and has enough flavor to be a decent session as well (though technically not low enough in ABV). Not a favorite for me, but not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear ruby tones with a short and patchy head. Aroma is strongly dirty with heavy notes of yeast, paint, cosmetics and yogurt, with fainter off-notes of burnt corn kernels and butter / sweat (diacetyl), fruit esters of pear / fruit cocktail. Malt shows itself as dry pet food mix, red apple skin, nuts, and caramel syrup... hop aroma, which should be the focus here, is a limp heap of leaf vegetables / spinach and maraschino cherry and cedar / pine. Sweet with metallic off notes, medium-light body, watery, under-attenuated, lightly bitter... butterscotch, dead yeast, hemp, burnt nuts, cosmetics, DMS.... piu what a dirty beer!

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