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


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RATINGS: 231   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. .?

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   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 itís 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. Itís picked up subtle touches and mannerisms from all over. And before you know it... like that, itís 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 itís got a smoother feel, no hop harshness. Feels ever-more assured. One of the best cask beers in the UK at the moment.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tselloufc88 (17) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle from Beer Gonzo, Coventry. Have heard many good things about this beer was really looking forward to this. Pours a slightly hazy golden brown, nice bit of carbonation with a small white head. Looks very appealing! Aromas are of mango, pineapple and tropical fruits. Typical American smell. Taste is initially sweet with plenty of fruit going on with a nice not too bitter finish. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElectroMod (87) - - APR 15, 2014
On tap at Y Delyn Wine Bar, Mold. Pours a vibrant, slightly hazy orange colour with a thin white head that lasts. Aroma is hoppy and citrussy. Taste is effervescently hoppy with mango and orange peel the dominant flavours. Palate is nice and lightly carbonated with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
Light amber color. Big fresh fruity nose with tons of pineapples and tropical fruit. The mouth superbly well balanced, no flawless, hops everywhere, great malt back bone. Very clean, quaffable. Nice bitter finish without going over the top. So so smooth and great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2135) - JAPAN - APR 4, 2014
Soft, subdued nose. Pineapple, toffee malt, apple and lychee. Smooth but fullish body. A bit dulled but lots of toffee and tropical fruit. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (647) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Cask Sheffield tap. Golden colour good white head and lacing. Nice tropical citrus aroma. Taste is good sweet malts good tropical citrus hops perfectly balanced. Medium full body nice mouthfeel soft carbonated. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (2984) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Keg @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden-orange with a small head. Crisp with a medium tropical fruit aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nulptr (103) - SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
cask at cloisters. lovely head, creamy mouth feel, hop explosion, I want to say this is what 3 Floyds zombie dust would taste like on cask. but that is probably never a comparison Iíll be able to make. still a very nice pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bombtrack (2) - - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
On tap at The Pit Chapel Allerton Leeds. Pours a golden straw colour. Nice laced head with smells of hoppy floral notes. Tastes of hops, grass and fruity notes such as peach, lime and apricot. Fairly decent beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Keg at the bat. Clear golden pour, white head. Lovely passion fruit nose. Medium body good mouth feel, balanced bitter with a little fruity sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2788) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2014
Tap at Hack and Hop. Pours clear orange with a dense white head. Loads if lacing left. Nose is pungent citric zest and tropical fruits. Sweetness of the fruits balanced by some aggressive bitterness. Taste is zesty as all hell with loads of passionfruit and lychee fruits. Nice aggressive bitterness. Very good. Prefer this over the NZ version

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