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


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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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. .?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
Cask at Port Street, Manchester. This was fabulously delicious, hops are here, for sure, but there’s also a sweet Belgiany element to this that I quite enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (698) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2013
Very good American pale ale, moderately hopped and medium bodied, perfect summer beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2429) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2013
Draught. Pours amber in color with a small white head. Lemon, citrus and light notes of summer meadow in aroma. The aroma is actually very fruity and really inviting. Floral notes and light grassy bitterness in taste. Smooth, easy to drink summerbrew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1699) - WALES - JUN 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Cold bottle from Mybrewerytap, came in the post today. My first Magic Rock beer, but this one is probably past its best - BBE May 2013. That’s what I get for buying online. Lovely golden colour, white head doesn’t endure for more than a minute. Smell is faint. Not much in the taste either - watery, indistinct floral and fruity notes. Although I’m sure this beer is good when fresh, I have to rate it as it is now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. This is a nice APA from a producer you would not expect. Picked this up form a premium bottle shop in edinburgh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
Sampler from tap at Haandøl 2013. Clear golden body with a creamy, fingerthick, white head. Grassy and sprucy nose. Full bodied and smooth. Bitter with earthy notes. Watery hop juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Draught. High creamy and lasting white head. Hazy dark yellow body. Lemon orange nuts aroma. Dry oranges pine grass hay flavor with a mild bitterness. High carbonation. Long dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1127) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
Aroma of dark fruits and pine. Taste is quite bitter with pine, citrus and a bit of yeast. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
On tap at the Firefly (Worcester)
The selection of beers made it hard to choose just one given the time constraints. I settled on this after having tried two Magic Rock beers earlier in the week. For something that is only 5.5% ABV it sure packs a punch.

Aroma / Appearance - Crisp citrus, grass clippings, and freshly pulled weeds emerge from a bronze body. The color of polished pennies, it retains only a small head.

Flavor / Palate - The weedy taste merges with the tang of copper pennies almost immediately. The finish holds on to this hop bite just as well as any competently made American-based pale ale. In fact this straddles that fine line between APA and IPA. An excellent tap and well worth seeking out in England.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1366) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
Overall: Fruity, mellow.
Note: On-tap at Taylors & Jones With The Twist. Reviewed 2013-05-29.

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