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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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This unique surprise cross-pollinates the classic American wheat beer with an American Pale Ale. What grows next is a fruitfully unfiltered union with a delightful hop aroma, a pleasant citrus hop flavor, and a beautifully balanced finish that leaves other ales hoppy green with springtime envy.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2010
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3358) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2010
(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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a short white head. Aroma was wheatyand earthy with light citrus and lemon. Flavor was sweet malts, wheat, mild citrus, lemon and had a touch of caramel with a crisp semi dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MosesMendoza (30) - South Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2010
I liked this way more than I thought I would. Exactly what it sounds like, an unfiltered wheat ale with a hop bite to it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of corn, light grain, light fruit and flavor is very much the same with some signs of cardboard & hops. Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, not a very good buy in my opinion.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2010
Pretty average effort. Ambitious mixing of styles that hinders both. Not sure this hybrid should exist, but the drinking experience is not enhanced by the mix. Drinkable as a novelty, but even with a 3 rating, I probably wouldnít go back.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGB (499) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours a light amber with almost no head. Aroma is very thin, a little yeast and hops. Taste is light to medium bodied with some citrus, a little hops and a nice crisp bubbly finish. Not bad, but not very interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle: Pours a hazy yellow with a thin off-white head. Aroma has hints of lemon and the flavor is sour with some citrus that finishes bitter. Nothing special here!


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