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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. .?


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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 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft - Pine and a bit of skunk. Clear gold with a nice white head. Pine and resin with some nice sweetness to balance. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2122) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is fruity, taste is zesy fruit, toffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
salvaticas (435) - - AUG 5, 2014
On tap at BGH. Pours a light cloudy amber. Very smooth, subtle flavor, but still hoppy. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3110) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, hops, pine, caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft at Ei8ht Ball in late 2013. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, mild citrus notes, hints of herbal tea, dry finish, decent enough but too many other options are better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Keg in the Firehouse, Sowerby Bridge. A golden beer with a white head. Nice - lots of pine hop flavour. A little spicy. Very good and refreshing. Quite high carbonation. Good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ambro206 (108) - ITALY - JUL 1, 2014
Spillata alla pompa al nuovo Sloan Square a Milano. Aspetto ottima, schiuma compatta e persistente. Al naso aromi agrumati di luppolo molto marcati. In bocca spiccano amaro e aroma di luppolo, senza mai essere fastidioso, con il malto in secondo piano. Birra ottima, rinfrescante e piacevole.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (644) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2014
Tap @ Naiiv, Tartu. Pours golden with off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus, and floral. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and pine. Finish has some nice bitterness. Overall: solid brew. I have had several similar brews lately and this didnít really stand out by anything.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUN 20, 2014
Cask at the Euston Tap, London. Pours hazy golden with white head. Fruity aroma. Hoppy, piney, fruity flavor. Dry finish. Nice.


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