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RATINGS: 310   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.


belgis' rating

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
belgis (177) - - DEC 28, 2013
I can smell Amarillo right away nice citrusy filled with peaches and other fruits. Unfortuneatly thats about it couse besides hops its hard to detect almostany malt.pale, clear, minimal head, long finish, fizzy, thin feel, light body,


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bennetporter (106) - 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 (9) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2015 does not count
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 (70) - 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 (1535) - 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 (1896) - 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 (53) - 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 (701) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Probably my favorite beer out of the Winterland 2014 pack. Smooth and sweet with a decent hop flavor. Light and refreshing. A good change this season.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (658) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 4 Feb 2012 -- Very strong hop presence. Lots of aroma and flavor, almost zero bitterness. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (305) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle from sampler pack 2014. Citrus nose and medium body. Bites a bit at first with citrus rind feel but malt tries to mask it. Very dry and wheat adds a nice touch. Cuts thru the palate well. Decent but not amazing.


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