HIGHB4LL (230) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle, bottle called "Encore: American Wheat IPA". Appearance: cloudy golden color,white sticky head, great lacing, lasting head. Aroma: citrus, resin, floral, caramel, wheat. Palate: light body, sticky texture, average carbonation, very bitter finish and lasting. Taste: almost no sweetness, light, subdued bitterness, building to strong bitterness, and then finishing with remaining strong bitterness and a little metallic taste. Overall, pretty disappointed in this beer. There is no balance to the hops it seems and the metallic finish is a real put off. I like the idea of the style, but this is just not done very well in my opinion.
greenhorn1 (766) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle labeled "encore". Pours dirty, no head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor, almost mango like, sweet. Interesting, not sure how I feel about this one...I am confused.....
Fatehunter (1059) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy dirty straw colored body.
The aroma is mild grapefruit, not much else.
The taste is a nice pine bitterness that tapers off. Simple but good.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A fairly easy drinking IPA.
belgis (55) - LATVIA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I can smell Amarillo right away nice citrusy filled with peaches and other fruits. Unfortuneatly thats about it couse besides hops its hard to detect almostany malt.pale, clear, minimal head, long finish, fizzy, thin feel, light body,
Ibrew2or3 (6438) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle that states “Encore IPA” pours with a clear copper body that has thick gold edges and supports a light tan head. The aroma offers up malt sweetened grapefruit and clementine citrus hops as well as some mango mixing with a wheat note or two. The taste is similar with tangy citrus hops that deliver both flavor and hop bitterness. To midway a tropical fruity mango note joins the fun. Behind the hops is a light citrus and sweet malt nuanced wheated malt sensation. Nice label stated IPA isn’t, what!?
jmcgavin12 (413) - Madison, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy hazy amber with some great lacing white head. Aroma of citrus and slight grapefruit. Very wheaty balanced moderately sweet with a balanced crisp finish. Overall a pretty good beer and great blend of styles.
Patrickctenchi (2896) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: (in winter pack, as "Encore")
Pours cloudy orange-brown with a puffy, off-white head.
Strong, grapefruit and orange aroma.
Taste is hoppy, citric, orange-peel....zesty, strong carbonation, a little spice.
Really enjoyed this one.
IceChipsSky11 (279) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as Encore IPA in the Magic Hat Christmas pack. The most forthright aspect of this beer is certainly the hops, but shouldn’t that be the case? Appearance is a hazy orange with a relatively quickly dissipating white head. Quite carbonated with a really long-lasting hops flavor on the tongue. Smells slightly sweet, but most not aromatic (which is strange for a dry-hopped beer). This is a really nice IPA, but there are better ones out there in regular production. A smart addition to the Christmas pack for some hoppy variety.
pete4999 (962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, part of a sampler pack and labeled as Encore. This was ok...not nearly hoppy enough or bitter enough for the IPA labeling, in my opinion. Easy to drink, smooth, a decent beer but nothing exceptional.