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RATINGS: 293   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.


SuIIy's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottled as Encore. Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head. Nose is citrusy and floral with a big fresh hop note. Palate is stingy and medium bodied. Flavors of piney, floral, fresh hops with a light wheat background. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4323) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
355 ml bottle as Magic Hat Encore. Rather clear deep orange body with a medium sized off-white head. Mild aroma of citric fruit and malt. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel, citric fruit, a hint of pine and moderate bitterness. Does neither feel like a wheat or IPA, even not anything in-between. More like an APA, and actually a nice one. Smooth and easy drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4631) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle as Encore. Nose is very sweet with lemony citrus and wheat, pours orange-gold with a soapy beige head. Taste is strongly sweet, strongly tangy with firm medium bitterness, plenty of caramel and crystal, a little astringency running along the bottom, more citrus, light wheat smooth and scratch. Medium body is soft and refreshing, lightly crisp, slightly green hop effects. Absolutely serves its intended purpose, has an awesome quenching quality about its feel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. mild body with solid hops with a good mix of citrus flavors and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Poured into a "pint glass". A nice half inch head at pouring, with a cloudy and soft copper colored body. This IPA has a very even flavor to it. Not too weak and piney. Far from hop-head heaven. Solid flavor. I’d do a session with this!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2014
12oz bottle, interesting brew. Hoppy beginning, medium body, wheat finish. Not getting a hoppy finish like the description says but a complex brew at that. Definitely worth the try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (315) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Nice floral hop aroma and some Carmel like malt backbone. Taste is malty and on the sweet side. Sweet malt dominates. Hop balances a bit but still sweeter. Does have a bit of a bitter finish. Maybe a bit sticky on the palate. Very solid beer though for magic hat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (1712) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours hazy orange into the glass, with a fully diminished head that leaves no lacing. The nose is of a muddy citrusy wheat. Flavors are of citrus, wheat, peel and zest, with a decent hop backing. The mouthfeel is semi-juicy, semi-active on the palate. A decent "Wheat IPA", I guess.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2014
From the sample pack. Pours a cloudy brown/orange with off white head, slight lacing. Smell is sticky sweet caramel with splashes of sweet citrus. Taste is similar, but it is rather balanced with medium bitterness. Run of the mill. Palate comes of a bit more creamy than a typical IPA (perhaps the wheat).

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (586) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Good for an IPA...mildly fruity, good flavor but also not too hoppy at all...ok for a beer in general but even better for an IPA x2

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Good beer... Started hoppy but misses the hoppy finish of a pacific northwest ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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