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RATINGS: 313   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (262) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2012
My bottle says Encore. Hazy orange-yellow color. Enticing spicey/citrus aroma, Iíd alway like it a bit stronger. Spritzy with bright fruit flavors on the tongue. Firm bitter hops and a sweet finish that melts away, leaving me clapping for more. A really tasty and original take on an IPA.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2093) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
One of the better Magic Hat beers Iíve tasted in a long time. Nice combination of a wheat and a pale ale. I tasted a lot of fruity notes, along with citrus, light hops, grass, a hint of banana and some spices.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a half finger white head. Aroma of orange citrus and wheat. Taste is light bitter. Herbal hops with some orange peel and pine in the finish. Surprisingly good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2346) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at Bobís indirectly from Steve. Pretty decent magic hat. Nice body, bright fresh taste, plenty of citrus, a bit of hoppiness, nice body, liked it, would actually try it again.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bennetporter (145) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a hazy amber from a bottle. Kind of a weak IpA with a wheat afterthought.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jlew715 (16) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle from Magic Hatís winter variety pack (labeled as "Encore American Wheat IPA"). Pour is clear copper with a one - finger head. Not much in the way of aroma; perhaps some subtle hints of citrus. Mouthfeel is rather thick for a wheat ale, buts itís not unwelcome. Taste is wheaty with a slightly bitter, hoppy finish. Overall itís tolerable but nothing to write home about.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesewelch (99) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2015
From 12 oz bottle, variety pack. Had this on a few other occasions and multiple 12 oz form this pack.

Aroma: Citra hops, Citrus

Appearance: Amber-Orange, Cloudy liquid, white head

Taste: Heavy Bitter

Palate: Light body, sticky texture, average carbonation, bitter finish

Overall: Citra hops and Wheat IPAs seem to be a thing here in Vermont. I prefer Zero Gravityís Conehead IPA over Encore, but thereís a few similarities and key differences. Firstly, I do not like Citra hops - I must have burned out on it a few years ago when I loved them and homebrewed everything using them - now it just has this strange taste that I canít get out of my mouth. The hops have a very strong bitterness, but a nice aroma. Iíd prefer a little less bitterness from the hops. The malt and body is nice, I just donít like the sharp bitterness. Not bad for a Wheat IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1565) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Enjoyed at home after a week of being sick over the holidays. Appearance is a cloudy gold with a rich white head. Aroma is a nice mixture of wheat, clove, yeast. Taste is pretty good, nice notes of orange peel, wheat, citrusy hops, moderate carbonation. I'm a fan, good start to 2015 beers!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (1910) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle as Encore part of the mixed 12 pack. Pours hazy light gold with a white head. Nose is full of orange and orange peel. Moderate bitterness with some wheat. Light body, but somewhat watery.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (87) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Moderate hop aroma hides the stronger hoppy flavor that has a light bitterness. The bottle poured amber with a fair amount of head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (730) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a slightly orangey amber, somewhat hazy, with a huge, frothy, tan head that stays until politicians are honest! Thick, sticky lacing. Nose is malt and spunky citrus. Taste is fresh and balanced. Sweet backbone migrating to a nice grapefruity hop bite, trailing off to a orange zest finish. Medium bodied brew with lively carbonation. I like it.


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