RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Pours hazy yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is banana, bubble gum and citrus. Flavor is light crisp wheat with a nice bitter finish and a little citrus that shows up more as you drink. Not bad, an easy drinking hoppy wheat brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocLock (10458) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Medium gold pour with white head. Nose was slight pale malt and hopcitrus, with the same flavor,m not much complexity, and a bit watery on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pours a light golden with little carbonation. Aroma is of wheat. Initial flavor is bold but finishes light. Wish it had a tad more hop..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a small white head. Aromas of orangepeel, peaches, and clove. Slightly bitter citrus peel flavor, along with oranges, spices, and some fruit sweetness. A little thin, with low carbonation, but an easy drinker. Good. Re-rated 1.29.11, bottle from seasonal 12-pack. Pours hazy copper with a small fluffy white head. Aromas of sweet pine, papaya/tropical fruit, and rock candy. The flavor is pine and floral hops, slightly sweet, with some funky fruit notes. Medium carbonation and medium to full body make this pretty drinkable. This is pretty nice, and really very different from my first rating (and what I remember). Makes me wonder if I got a shit bottle the first time, but this batch is pretty solid; hoppy, fruity, a little sweet, and sessionable. 8/3/7/3//14.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of toasted grain, wheat, honey, and florals. Flavor of wheat, herbs, and light citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Light aroma of malt and floral hops. Fizzy thin head with slightly hazy golden yellow beer. Bready and citrusy flavors. Balances towards sweet end but hop bitterness is present. Thin body. Very sessionable. A worthy refrigerator beer for the summer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy light gold color with a fluffy white head. Light and mild hop and flowery aroma. Some dry wheat notes as well. Dry and very lightly hoppy at the start. A dry and grainy wheat flavor comes after it with a rather crisp and very light citrus middle. Almost no aftertaste with the exception of a light dry wheat bite. Slightly bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 Magic Hat Encore is a lively, hazy amber ale with a thin, elastic, bobbly head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has a very hoppy aroma with pine and orange that’s almost sweet. It’s medium or medium-light bodied and smooth with a clean, dry finish. It tastes simple, fresh and bitter with lots of hop flavor. There are notes of fresh pine and citrus... maybe tangerine. The biscuity malt provides outstanding balance. It flirts with sweetness. This is a simple and tasty IPA. Great job, Magic Hat! I can’t believe this is the same beer that was offered as an Odd Notion last year. I rated it a 2.2 ten months ago. Here’s that review: Magic Hat Odd Notion Spring ’10 is a lightly hazy, pale golden ale with a thin white head that dissipates quickly and leaves pretty nice lacing on the glass. It has a funky vegetable aroma with notes of pretzels and black pepper. It has a medium-light body with a gritty feel to it and a very gritty finish. There’s a little sour twang to it up front that’s a little off-putting. It’s rescued by the green bitterness of the finish. There’s a doughy note to it. It’s not very pulled together, but tolerable. If I made this at home I’d be a little disappointed, but I’d drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rocbyter (2113) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Wheat aroma but not over powering there is just as much malt to go with it. Hazy golden color with a large white head. Sour bitterness in the beginning that fades in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3366) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a short white head. Aroma was wheatyand earthy with light citrus and lemon. Flavor was sweet malts, wheat, mild citrus, lemon and had a touch of caramel with a crisp semi dry finish.

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