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Magic Rock / Brodies The Great Alphonso

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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: American Pale Ale
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A collaboration with the Fabulous Brodies Beers of London, in true Brodies style we brewed a fruity twist on a modern classic . An all pale malt body and balanced bitterness creates the background to let the fruit shine. We added loads of richly sweet mangos in the boil and again in fermentation to accentuate the tropical fruity character of the Citra hops added in the hop back and in conditioning. Deeply fruity yet deliciously crisp and satisfying, all hail The Great Alphonso!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4395) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2016
Draught @ The Rover. Pours hazy golden with a small offwhite head that leaves some thick trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and slightly fruity with caramel, grapefruit, mango, papaya, moist grass, pine needles, minerals and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, slightly malty and slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, round, astringent, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, toffee, grapefruit juice, papaya, moist grass, pine needles and lemon zest. Full but decent...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17309) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Clear golden/orange beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grassy, hay, bready, grapefruit notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, hay, grapefruit, mango, some iron. Good but slightly harsh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3836) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Pours cloudy orange with low white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit, light mango. Taste is mellow fruit bitter with light mango sweet finish. Light smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3180) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, light oranges, some exotic fruits, maybe indeed mango, pale grain malts. Appearance: hazy, pale gold, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light citrus fruits, bitters continue, mango, passion fruit, bread and biscuit malts, very juicy fruits overall. Overall: excellent APA, beautiful fruits in the palate. Pint at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Keg in the Magic Rock Tap in Huddersfield. Hazy blond with a frothy white head. Lovely strong grapefruit aroma. The taste is very hoppy with lots of grapefruit and mango. Light spice too. Just a slight metallic edge but very good otherwise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4019) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Tap. Sheffield Tap. Opaque gold. Bubbly, thin, sticky, white head. Big, ripe mango. Also peach, and ripe pear. Very tropical. Punchy citra hit, too. Fresh and zesty. Taste is peachy sweet, first off, then pithy bitter. A little dryness on the back end. Fresh, zesty, juicy palate. Finishes a little dry, with a soft bitter close. A beery cocktail feel to it. The half I had was very drinkable, but I’m not sure I’d fancy more than that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (1838) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Keg at Siren Halloween Party, 1st November 14. Bitter, sour citrus in the aroma, taste is refreshing, astringent citrus, bitter pith, some malt to balance. Good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (1148) - ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Keg. Fuzzy hazy yellow orange sunset ale with a decent fluffy white cloud. Nose is heavy mango. A little tangerine. Fruits a plenty. In the mouth there?s a malt balance and then TONS of mango and lemon and tangerine and fruit fruit fruit. Finish is solid malt holding in fruits. Long lasting and quenching. Yummy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lollopollo (16) - - OCT 18, 2014
On tap @Old Red Cow. Complete taste. Hoppy as it should be. Great finish, fair alcohol. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours golden with a light haze, thin white head. Aromas of citrus and resin, verging on the sweaty but just missing. Taste is juicy fruits, mango coming through. Sweet, and a little thin, but very nice overall.


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