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


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RATINGS: 352   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a cloudy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is moderate sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (1343) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2016
Orange with white head. Spicy, mango and freshly opened hop bag. Dank, green, herbal and dry finish. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1586) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 19, 2016
Bue en canette de 33cl à Maccenzo Devecey Couleur blonde, belle mousse et petite effervescence Nez sur les agrumes et le litchi Enorme attaque en bouche sur le pamplemousse, le litchi et la mangue pointe grillé avec un finis raffraichissant sur l’amertume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaserov (117) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
Típica Pale Ale americana con aroma a lúpulo y sabor más cercano al de una IPA (algunos IBUs, mínimos, pero notables). Fácil de beber, refrescante y ya. Tampoco es para tirar cohetes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
7stern (592) - Bromma, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
Draught at Sorbon. Golden towards amber. Low head but lasting laces. Grapefruit and some pineapple aroma. Fruity and malty taste, balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2674) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 9, 2016
Can from beermerchants. Hazy appearance. Dark gold to orange color. Thin white head. Medium body. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Aroma is pinneapple, mango, hops, peach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2719) - NORWAY - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle shared with Simonsen at Hvaler
Orange hazy, frothy white head. Smell of citrus, alot of grapefruit, some spices and herbs. Moderate sweet, juicy, alot of grapefruit. Medium bitter, zesty tail. Very nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1978) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2016
Can 33cl. Poured into a lager glass. Hazy to cloudy pale amber, small but steady white to off-white head, good lacing; aroma pale malts, lemon, grapefruit, pine, grass; taste medium sweet and bitter, citrus, grassy; dry bitter aftertaste, light spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (1144) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 27, 2016
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of peach, mango, pine. Taste is light sweet, light bitter. Light body, slick to oily texture, soft carbonation. Very well balanced and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13090) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

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