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

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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. .?


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3.9
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (1048) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2016
Can, pours hazy yellow with a white head. Lots of grapefruit, floral, pineapple, lychee, bit of caramal. Not that bitter initially, but pleasantly lingering bitter finish. Well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (459) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 20, 2016
Pas mal, classique. Nez avec du litchi, un peu de mangue, d’ananas, un fond d’herbes. Pas mal d’agrumes, orange et citron. Bouche classique, plutôt herbale, agrumes, fruits tropicaux un peu plus discrets. Finale relativement sèche. Peu de longueur.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Hazy gold. Big foamy white head. English hop aroma. Grassy, bland, toffee malt flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fullpintofbeer (112) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Can from Brew Bristol. Sparse head, yellow/gold colour, hazy. Aroma of hops: citrus, grapefruit, but also some malts. Citrusy bitter taste. Light body, long bitter finish, lightly sparkling. Nice, refreshing beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3364) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2016
Hazy gold with a loose white head. Bright aroma of kumquats, just ripe mango, lime, light bread. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Very punchy fruit - citrus, lots of tropical fruit, some nectarine - with just enough malt behind. Bitterness doesn’t match the hop aromatics. Interesting how the softness of the malt makes it obvious that it’s English. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ngejo (874) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 11, 2016
Can. Hazy, golden, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
knasputte78 (428) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2016
Ljus och grumlig. Fruktig doft och smak. Trevlig smak med ett bittert avslut. Lätt och fin, snyggt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2108) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 280516. Can at home. Pours almost clear golden with a nice head. Aroma citrus, hops, pine. Light but nice bitter body. Well balanced. Not Bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (997) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 25, 2016
Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma has lots of tropical, fruity hops and a bit of sweetness on top. Taste follows with intense hops, bright and floral with citrus fruits and also a hint of melon. Medium body and carbonation, smooth and easy to drink. Another really good beer from Magic Rock, tasty and really easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrol (230) - - MAY 23, 2016
Blond colour with small white head. Aroma is peach and mango with a bit of citrus hops. Taste is quite bitter, quite fruity with just a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied with low carbonation.


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