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


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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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. .?

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MannyGoldberg (173) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
Keg at Stormbird, Camberwell. You all know the deal with this one. Have to say this is much better on cask. The flavours and aroma come through a lot more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (775) - 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 (200) - 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 (1168) - , 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 (11068) - 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 (319) - - 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 (570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2269) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
Aroma of tropical fruits, biscuity malt, pine, hops. Flavour is light to moderate sweet with a moderate to medium bitter finish. Rather too malt-oriented for me to be a true winner, but it’s definitely smooth and refreshing and it goes down well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (7831) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
Draft at Kaapse beer festival. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of light fruits, citrus, light grassy hops and biscuity malt. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (1884) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
Tap at Kaapse festival. Clear golden with small white head. Dank herbs/marihuana up front with marmalade and orange peel. Italian herbs, fresh grassy. Not much malts, some dry bread maybe. Light sweet with medium bitterness. Quite dry with medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1067) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
On tap, 1dl tasting glass @ Kaapse Brouwers 1st Anniversary Beer Festival 2015, Rotterdam. Body is clear pale golden, head is small, white, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is light floral, flavor is fruity, orange peel, light honey. Medium sweet. Light hoppy. Finish is medium lasting hoppy bittersweet, later more hoppy which stays longer. Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, good hoppy beer.

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