PhatB420 (730) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
They call this Encore too, like the hotel in Vegas, but not as cool. A wheat IPA now? Well this is an experience Id soon like to forget. At first I was reminded of the HIPA, but then reality set in and this is not that good. Color does resemble a mix between a pale ale and some forging background of wheat, but that does not sit right with me. I like the IPAs strong and masterful, this is not. But I have had worse and magic hat is a great beer staple in any beer lovers journey. So I enjoyed that good old northeast feeling while sipping away.
rjplumer (665) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Labeled as "Encore". Has an apricot like aroma and taste which is a bit bitter. Has a creamy amber color with a head that disappears quickly.
scottw86 (1148) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle labeled "Encore." Poured a very hazy orange with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is quite hoppy with some sugary citrus notes. Taste is slightly watery, but with lots of hops. Not a whole lot of wheat flavor, pretty much just grapefruit, apricot, and hops. Despite being a little one-dimensional it is crisp and drinkable. Not bad.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden orange in color hazy beer with a small foamy white head, Aroma of grapefruit and oranges. Taste heavy on citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, finishes with citrus hops and lightly floral.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz encore poured hazy gold with average head. Aroma is flural with notes of cherries grapefruit and orange peel. Flavors of wheat and pine slightly bitter. Body is a bit thin or this would be much better
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy maize capped with a frothy white head. Resiny hops leap from the glass, and grapefruit and oranges lend a very west coast profile to this east coast brew. Medium mouthfeel delivers an ample malt backing of light cereal grain that is quickly superceded by aggressive hop bittering. Slight sweetness floats on the top throughout.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Flying Saucer - Raleigh on 04/23/2010. Cloudy orange body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet floral and earthy aroma. Sweet earthy and floral flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Magic Hat. Pours a deeper golden with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of banana, wheat notes, orange and some pine. Flavor of banana, pine, floral and orange notes.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2010 In short: A wheat beer (with bananas and all) hopped like an IPA. A successful experiment
How: Tap at Vermont Brewer’s Festival 2010
The look: Cloudy golden body topped by a medium of-white head leaving good lacings
In long: Fun and original nose blending oranges, bananas and pine-tree. Taste has lightly toasted wheat, baguette bread, fresh bananas, citrus fruits, some pine-tree. Bitterness in the medium range. This beer was described as a wheat beer hopped like and American IPA. A strange idea but the result was actually quite convincing. The wheat/bananas of the hefe really came through and worked very well with the moderate citrusy/pine-tree hopping. What a surprise, might be the best thing I’ve had from Magic Hat. I hope they bottle this one day. Highly sessionnable. And it made me feel as if I was somebody, I came back twice for an Encore.
Lubiere (11155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light floral hops over grainy malts, rye notes. In mouth, a grainy malt with nice herbaceous hops, quite good and wheaty. On tap at VT Brewers Fest, July 17 2010.