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Style: American Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (649) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
On tap at Dean Swift near Tower Bridge. Chestnut brown with good lacing; strong, distinctive and slightly unpleasant sweaty aroma. Strongly bitter in taste with dark chocolate, malt, huge hops. Yes yes yes, good ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1916) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Keg at Earl of Essex, London. It pours a clear gold colour with a small white head. Aroma is is hoppy and fruity, with apricot and mango. Taste is quite bitter with some grass and cat piss, but mostly fruity hoppiness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very good APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
[keg at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Very hazy, but brilliantly golden, beer. Large white head. Lots of citrus on the nose – orange, tangerine and lemon mostly, with some of that mango sweetness. I got more of that on the flavour, however, which started off sweet and fruity with that mango, before finishing with some zesty citrus and pine. Only tried the keg version, cask was rumoured to have more mango on the flavour [18122012]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2012
cask at hanging bat ... light amber ... thin white head ... zezty orange and passion nose ... sweet fruits ... juicy oily hops ... mango and passion ... cask at hanging bat .... light amber ... small white head .... sweet passion fruit hop nose... soft zezty passion ... pineapple ... little mange ... long sweet mango linger 3.7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Cask at William IV (Magic Rock takeover) 10/12/12. Very lightly hazed golden with a thin off white head. Nose is pine, mango, sweet sugars, hops. Taste comprises pine, grapefruit, mango, hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter dry finish. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
9th December 2012
King Willliam IV. Keg. Hazy gold beer, good white head. Palate is a little soft with nice fine carbonation. Kegs working well for me today. Lightly skunky hops with mellow citrus and then pronounced mango. Creamy malt. Nice refreshing fruit beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1243) - DENMARK - DEC 14, 2012
Tap @ Brodies Bar. Clear golden with lasting white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of pine, grass, hay. Taste is mild and soft with notes of mango, hay, grass. Dry finish. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (5528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Keg & Cask at King William. It pours clear golden yellow with an orange hue and small white head. The nose is orange, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, straw, hopsack and grass. The taste is hay, straw, mango, apricot, resinous, light metallic, solid bitterness, pithy orange, tangerine, passion fruit and a touch of grass with a long, dry finish. Medium bodied. Cask version is slightly sweeter and stickier, which I think provides more balance overall. The higher carbonation of the keg version is harsher on the palate. A great fruity APA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9851) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Keg at Billy IV, London during the Magic Rock Tap Takeover. Pours clear gold with a fine, white cream head. Juicy orange nose, light straw, passionfruit. Medium sweet flavor with very graceful hops, light pee, straw, pale malts, fresh citrus. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly dryness to finish with biscuity pale malts, juicy orange, mango, papaya. Delicious. Utterly drinkable. As with the High Wire NZ, I would say this is the UK’s answer to the best stuff coming out of the USA. Superb.

I also tried this beer on cask. While the cask version had more robust character, it was a touch stickier and less refreshing than the keg version. As such, I would say prefer the keg version.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
Cask & Keg at Magic Rock Tap Takeover William IV; Light Amber pour, small white head, hoppy aroma, tropical hop taste, passion fruit, mango, had keg & cask versions couldn’t tell the diffrence other cask was hazier, great way to start Magic Rock tasting odyssey.


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