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Magic Rock / Brodies The Great Alphonso

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92
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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: American Pale Ale
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1710) - 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 (990) - 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 (966) - 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 (12) - - 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 (4221) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Huddersfield Beer Festival. Mango coloured and very hoppy. Although the mango isn’t initially evident it is there and becomes evident in its aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1591) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Poura clear light yellow with a low white head. Aromas of mango, gooseberry, citrus, passion fruit. Taste is mango, citrus, passion fruit and some bitter hop notes towards the end. Mourhfeel is quite light-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
Draft @ Taylors & Jones with the Twist, Stockholm. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty mango and citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy mango flavor. Has a fruity malty mango and citrus hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2249) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Draught at Taylor and Jones with the twist. Pours yellow. Light and hoppy brew, very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACD (669) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2014
Cask at porterhouse Dublin. Hazy gold. Mango nose, light citrus, some bread and yeast. Dried mango taste, not as juicy as I wanted, tasty orange and grapefruit; bit of spruce in there. Light bready malt. Good balance. Pretty nice. Just didn't sing to me as I hoped it would.


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