alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; as encore; poured a amber color with a frothy white head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, earth, zest and must. Really great aroma. Flavor was solid with some nice balance. Some wheat, with a lot of earth and citrus. Solid for a hybrid style I never truly love.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml as "Encore" (New York C)
Hazy dark orange color, small white head. Overriped fruits, pine, citrus in the nose. Medium-bodied. Quite fruity hoppyness, pale malty, light notes of resin. Easy but enjoyable.
johnnyoski (436) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from 2013 Winterland variety pack. Cloudy, orange pour with a small white head. Citrus, sweet dough aroma. Grainy, floral flavors mixed with some weak citrus. This really muddles the finish. Watery texture with average carbonation. Not a fan of this combination of styles.
mtdewa1 (307) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Aroma is grassy, pineapple and citrus. Taste is pineapples and citrus. Hoppy aftertaste. Decent Ipa overall.
pottygok (469) - Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted as "Encore," 2013
Aroma: Citrus aromas, ripe fruit, but faint.
Appearance: Cloudy gold with a white head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Light sweetness with light sourness in finish. Well balanced, but no flavors or tastes forward.
Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, soft finish.
Overall: A bit disappointing. Weak flavors, lots of body with little to show for it. Seems underdeveloped.
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Pint glass. ("3/4 Pint of Ale" as they say on the label.) The label has a freshness date and the abv is listed at 6%.
Appearance: The body is very hazy and unfiltered with a golden orange amber colored body. This is topped off with an inch of thick and creamy off white colored head. The head holds on very well and keeps a small cap of foam on top till the last sip. On the way down the glass it leaves cool lace rings behind.
Smell: The aroma is sweet and juicy with loads of citrusy, orange zesty hops over sweet biscuity and wheaty maltiness. This is very mouth watering and inviting.
Taste/Palate: Following the nose it has good balance of sweet maltiness and citrusy hop bitterness. It finishes with semi-dry wheat notes and plenty of the hop bitterness. The palate is medium bodied with a smooth almost chewy texture. Its carbonation is well balanced.
Notes: This is one of the best beers from Magic Hat in some time. I love the balance and bright juicy flavors. I hope this will become a regular in their line up.
Imaena (1823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is a nice simple wheat ale that has gone a bit wrong. Not the best around.
rustbucket0873 (275) - Krikville, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours goldent to copper orange, with a white fuffy head. the aroma is ctirus. the flavor is watery up front followed by bitterness. with notes of grapefruit, and pine. malty throughout. overall refreshing and tasty
cpetrone84 (1379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a bright olden orange with a creamy white head. Nose has a fair bit of hops, citrusy and orange peel, like cream of wheat note behind. Taste has the same hop profile but a touch of a messy malt backbone. A bit spicy, assertive carbonation, medium body.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this as "Magic Hat Encore American Wheat IPA" from the IPA on tour series. 12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Strange. Citrusy, lemony hops, but thereís an odd creaminess to it. Not sure how to adequately describe it. Pleasant, though!
Appearance: Hazy, practically opaque rust. Off-white head lasts for a bit.
Taste: Strong hop bite! Just the subtlest wheat on the end. So lots of hop, not a lot of wheat. I can live with that!
Palate: Medium bodied. Long, long finish. Quality stuff.
Overall: Good stuff! Itís a shame Magic Hat doesnít make it regularly, because itís a fantastic brew.