chicowv (459) - 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 (1149) - 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 (11972) - 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 (3502) - 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 (1904) - 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.
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MosesMendoza (30) - South Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.