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

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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High Wire is our tribute to the Pale Ales of the West Coast of America, beers unapologetically hop forward in character. Let your taste buds walk this test of balance. Mango, lychee and lip-smacking grapefruit flavours harmonise against a smoothly composed malt base, which develops into a crisply bitter finish. Are you ready for our tightrope of taste. .?


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
(Draught at Oliver Twist, 20130314) The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with quite high carbonation. Flavours were hops, grass, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. The bitterness was too intense when compared with the rest of the flavours.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, ITALY - MAR 9, 2013
On tap @Macchesiete. Golden cloudy aspect with a small head having a medium persistence. The taste is bitter and hoppy but also spicy. Very good job!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle RB Århus tasting @ Christers. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fresh fruity hops, peach. Flavor is malt, hops, peach, grapefruit. Medium body, lively carbonation, bitter finish. 270213

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, spicy and tropical fruits. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, spicy, little earthy, tropical fruits, little sweet and medium bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy golden orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 270213

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, peach, apricot, malt, grass, straw, flowers and pine. Yummy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (898) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2013
330ml Bottle from Vino Wines, Edinburgh (£3.25):
Fruity to begin with, a strong helping of tropical fruits hits you first followed by some lighter pine notes and a touch of grapefruit. Very hoppy overall and backed up with some nice mango and passion fruit. A very summery and refreshing smelling beer.
Bright amber with a finger sized, bubbly looking head that takes an aggressive pour to form but manages to have nice retention.
Tropical with a lot of fruity flavours up front including some mango and bitter grapefruit as well as some pine hops and the usual citrus hops. Like the taste this one comes across as very refreshing and easy to drink with a nice bitter finish.
Light medium in body but definitely not watery, there is a lot of bitterness and plenty of sweet, fruity notes with a good refreshing well and a nice citrus tang.

Definitely one of the best I have ever tried, this one had it all really. Plenty of citrus and tropical fruit notes with just the right amount of hops and bitterness. There was a great, easy going and refreshing feel to the beer and I managed to work my way down it in almost no time at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1050) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
On tap at Vesuvio, Darlington. Golden amber in colour, foam white head leaving some lacing and aroma of tropical passionfruit and citrus hop. Immediate sharp tangy bitterness, taste is caramel & grapefruit with earthy notes, through to a dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

1.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
NonOperational (29) - ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 This is the definition of an unbalanced beer, it just tastes of hop pellet tea. It?s so over-hopped for a low OG beer. The delicious, soft guava and wood-oil aroma is destroyed by an earwaxy harsh bitterness that ruins the second half of the pint. If it was 7% I?d probably be lush (like Cannonball is). For a highly-hopped, low ABV golden beer, see Ilkly Mary Jane.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommann (2600) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a medium, frothy head. Aroma is mango, guava, melon and passionfruit, a riot of tropical fruits. Taste has a lot bitter grapefruit throughout, with some guava in the finish.


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