j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a hazy amber gold with a large white head. Light wheat, some musk, and a faint citrus zest note. Thin and watery, not living up to the nose, which wasnít overly promising to begin with. Sweet. Finishes up with a grainy weird bitterness, more musty musk, and a bit of a vegetal note.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is banana, bubble gum and citrus. Flavor is light crisp wheat with a nice bitter finish and a little citrus that shows up more as you drink. Not bad, an easy drinking hoppy wheat brew.
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium gold pour with white head. Nose was slight pale malt and hopcitrus, with the same flavor,m not much complexity, and a bit watery on the palate.
chicowv (452) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light golden with little carbonation. Aroma is of wheat. Initial flavor is bold but finishes light. Wish it had a tad more hop..
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a small white head. Aromas of orangepeel, peaches, and clove. Slightly bitter citrus peel flavor, along with oranges, spices, and some fruit sweetness. A little thin, with low carbonation, but an easy drinker. Good. Re-rated 1.29.11, bottle from seasonal 12-pack. Pours hazy copper with a small fluffy white head. Aromas of sweet pine, papaya/tropical fruit, and rock candy. The flavor is pine and floral hops, slightly sweet, with some funky fruit notes. Medium carbonation and medium to full body make this pretty drinkable. This is pretty nice, and really very different from my first rating (and what I remember). Makes me wonder if I got a shit bottle the first time, but this batch is pretty solid; hoppy, fruity, a little sweet, and sessionable. 8/3/7/3//14.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of toasted grain, wheat, honey, and florals. Flavor of wheat, herbs, and light citrus.
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma of malt and floral hops. Fizzy thin head with slightly hazy golden yellow beer. Bready and citrusy flavors. Balances towards sweet end but hop bitterness is present. Thin body. Very sessionable. A worthy refrigerator beer for the summer.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy light gold color with a fluffy white head. Light and mild hop and flowery aroma. Some dry wheat notes as well. Dry and very lightly hoppy at the start. A dry and grainy wheat flavor comes after it with a rather crisp and very light citrus middle. Almost no aftertaste with the exception of a light dry wheat bite. Slightly bitter.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 Magic Hat Encore is a lively, hazy amber ale with a thin, elastic, bobbly head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a very hoppy aroma with pine and orange thatís almost sweet. Itís medium or medium-light bodied and smooth with a clean, dry finish. It tastes simple, fresh and bitter with lots of hop flavor. There are notes of fresh pine and citrus... maybe tangerine. The biscuity malt provides outstanding balance. It flirts with sweetness. This is a simple and tasty IPA. Great job, Magic Hat!
I canít believe this is the same beer that was offered as an Odd Notion last year. I rated it a 2.2 ten months ago. Hereís that review:
Magic Hat Odd Notion Spring í10 is a lightly hazy, pale golden ale with a thin white head that dissipates quickly and leaves pretty nice lacing on the glass. It has a funky vegetable aroma with notes of pretzels and black pepper. It has a medium-light body with a gritty feel to it and a very gritty finish. Thereís a little sour twang to it up front thatís a little off-putting. Itís rescued by the green bitterness of the finish. Thereís a doughy note to it. Itís not very pulled together, but tolerable. If I made this at home Iíd be a little disappointed, but Iíd drink it.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wheat aroma but not over powering there is just as much malt to go with it. Hazy golden color with a large white head. Sour bitterness in the beginning that fades in the finish.