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


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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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. .?

haddonsman's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JUL 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 Bottle at home, cask and keg at Sheffield Tap 20/07/11. The problem with west coast pale ale clones is that it’s too easy to end up playing the Usual Suspects. To spot the lineage of aroma hop combination, how it developed its light malt footprint. No need. Extending the metaphor, this is the Keyser Soze of pale ales. It’s picked up subtle touches and mannerisms from all over. And before you know it... like that, it’s gone. Effortlessly enjoyable, refreshingly crisp, gluggably good fun. One of those beers that actually made me stop and think less about the recipe and more about enjoying the whole damn pint. Re-rate January 2012. Five pints of this on a Sunday afternoon and it’s got a smoother feel, no hop harshness. Feels ever-more assured. One of the best cask beers in the UK at the moment.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (1468) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2015
Sample at All in beer fest 2015. hazy golden amber with white head. Fruity, floral, caramel with zest and pine. Dry with medium to high bitterness and medium carbonation. Fantastic smell!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (2291) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2015
Fat. Grumligt bärnstensfärgad med ett gediget smutsvitt skum. Dofter och smaker av grapefrukt, blomster, citrus och tall. Medelbeska. Medelkropp. Frisk eftersmak med en lättare gräsig beska.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Draught at Kitty's. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, grass, mango and a bit of resin. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, mango, biscuit and grass. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bertiebucket (16) - morecambe, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Served in tulip pint glass, at the parish,(huddersfield). Hoppy American style pale ale. Nice dark gold colour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
citrus and grapefruit aromas, amber gold body with white lacing, smooth citrus bitterness, full bodied. excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
Significant American hops up front featuring grapefruit, lemon, mango and grassiness. Sub-flavours of Ear Grey tea with floral softness set off a wonderful taste profile in a low-ABV pale ale. well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yiannnos (1194) - , CYPRUS - AUG 15, 2015
Cask. I didn’t like this beer at all, but most likely because i had it from cask, which makes all beer taste dead and boring. I’ll re rate once i try it from bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Draught @ Kaapse bierfestival. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, pretty grassy, lightly hops, a touch of fruityness in the distance. Average body and carbonation. Quite nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
evannell (334) - - JUL 5, 2015
Nic nadzwyczajnego. Ale naprawdę bardzo pełne i bogate jak na APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
[National Winter Ales Festival, Derby, 2015] - Magic Rock Brewery High Wire, 5.5%, gelbgolden trüb, im Aroma sehr starke Grapefruit, mit krautigen Noten, noch etwas wässrig mit mittlerem Körper, Im Antrunk sehr viel Grapefruit, auch sehr krautig, Fichtenharz tritt nach einigen Schlucken deutlich hervor. Zur Mitte etwas unverbindlicher zitronig, zum Ende hin immer trockener werdend, Zitronennote bleibt erhalten, im Nachhall dann wieder deutlicher harzig. Gutes englisches IPA auf halbem Weg zum amerikanischen Stil.

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