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RATINGS: 302   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle "Encore", $1.58 from TJs, CHO. Pours slightly hazy amber with a large white frothy head. Smells of citrus and flowers. NICE! Tastes of lovely floral hops, good citrus - grapefruit peel, orange pulp. A bit on the watery side but this is delicious.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, 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 (293) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (857) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours gold with white head. Wheat, hop, floral citrus and honey aroma and flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation with a citrus finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (1339) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2014
A decent wheat ipa. Strong malty flavor with a bitter slightly hoppy finish. Smells wheaty and pours light yellow in color. Had at home out of a bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1307) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Hazy orange with a bright white one-finger head and nice lacing. Grassy hop aromas with notes of pine and citrus and bready malts. Modestly bitter hop taste with a strong bready malt backbone. Medium body, highly carbonated, prickly mouthfeel and a crisp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheCaptMatey (89) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured a gold colour with a medium fluffy white head. Aroma is primarily a pine with notes of citrus hoppiness. A bready flavor is coupled with hoppy citrus and is followed by a strong pine bitterness. A fairly carbonated medium brew with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1786) - - AUG 11, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-4-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a one finger white head. The head fades rather fast, but leaves a decent level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a pine smell. Mixed with this are notes of a caramel and citrus sweetness as well as a lighter grapefruit and grassy hop smell. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and light citrus sweet flavor. Mixed with these tastes is a pine hopiness. As the taste advances the sweetness fades and more pine hop comes to the tongue. More toward the end, other hop flavors of a grassy and grapefruit nature mix with the increasing pine hop and the decreasing sweetness, to produce a slightly bitter and drier flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just above average side in terms of creaminess with the carbonation level being rather average. Pretty nice for the hop as well as the transitions from sweet to more bitter. Overall – Rather easy drinking, starting out sweeter, but drying out and becoming more bitter toward the end. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tectactoe (2201) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Labeled as "Magic Hat Encore" at the time. Hazy orange-amber with some lighter yellow edges. Eggshell cap, foams up big but settles quickly. Light citrus peel hoppiness with some light white pepper & slightly herbaceous undertones. A touch of toasted biscuit & thick, bready malt. A little sweet. Grapefruit. Taste is more malt forward than expected; lots of toasted sweetbread, some caramel & Munich-type sweetness joins the back-end as well. Candied grapefruit, but finishes with a bitter pile of white pepper covered hop leaves. Overall, not a bad beer to get people into IPAs, but I’m not a huge fan of the heavy caramel blending with such a staunch, leafy bitterness. They clash, rather than balance each other.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT. Pours clear, light gold with a foamy, white head. Sugary malts in the nose, bread, ripe orange. Medium sweet flavor with lots more bready malts, light pine and hints of tangy citrus. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet on the finish with further bread, light leaves, more zippy citrus. Simple and a little odd.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4576) - 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.


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