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

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RATINGS: 260   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. .?


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bluelebowski (6) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
Can;t get any better than this for a Pale Ale - gorgeous hop aroma and even better taste, a perfectly harsh bitter aftertaste to finish off the zesty, criso nature of this excellent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Cask at CBC, London. Pours clear gold with a foamy, white head. Big hop aroma, tons of pine and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with a lot of bitterness to balance out. Plenty of pine and grapefruit, some mild honey and caramel, toasted straw. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild warmth in the finish, orange and grapefruit citrus, some grass and mild pee, toasty malts and sugar. Incredible. I can’t really imagine this beer being any better.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (1581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy golden body with a thick white head. Light carbonation. Great lacing. Pine, lychee, biscuit and lemon rind - I’m fairly certain Citra is used in this. Flavour is very herbal with a distinct pine and caramel kick. Notes of lychee, grapefruit and mango. Lingering bitterness. Lovely. Medium to full body with an oily mouthfeel. Light carbonation prickle. A truly sensational beer - one of the world’s finest. A real hop bomb with lots of pungent, tropical flavours coming through. I could still taste this 15 minutes after I’d finished it. I’d love to try this on cask and keg.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ambro206 (148) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
I had this on keg at Madness, and now especially eager to have it on cask as well. It is a quintessential American pale ale; quite perfumey and fruity. The finish, though certainly not devoid of hop character (there is quite a lot), is impressively crisp and refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1008) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2013
330ml Bottle from Vino Wines, Edinburgh (£3.25):
Fruity to begin with, a strong helping of tropical fruits hits you first followed by some lighter pine notes and a touch of grapefruit. Very hoppy overall and backed up with some nice mango and passion fruit. A very summery and refreshing smelling beer.
Bright amber with a finger sized, bubbly looking head that takes an aggressive pour to form but manages to have nice retention.
Tropical with a lot of fruity flavours up front including some mango and bitter grapefruit as well as some pine hops and the usual citrus hops. Like the taste this one comes across as very refreshing and easy to drink with a nice bitter finish.
Light medium in body but definitely not watery, there is a lot of bitterness and plenty of sweet, fruity notes with a good refreshing well and a nice citrus tang.

Definitely one of the best I have ever tried, this one had it all really. Plenty of citrus and tropical fruit notes with just the right amount of hops and bitterness. There was a great, easy going and refreshing feel to the beer and I managed to work my way down it in almost no time at all.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
therambler (8) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
a strong favorite of mine, cask or keg winner everytime, had an exceptional one on cask at the holborn whippet not to long ago

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdsh (9) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2011 does not count
Enjoyable hoppy beer with lots of citrus overtones. Moderate aroma very indicative of what’s to come. Plenty of hops and citrus flavours with a bitter aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
absolutely cracking. light fluffy head atop a hazy pale orange body. big hop profile. loads of citrus aroma. grapefruit to the fore. hints of grass, pine resin a little malt in the mouth. lovely dry bitter finish. much more punk than punk! blind jacks. knaresborough

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow gold with a billowing white head which settles into about a fingers worth of fluffy foam. Aroma is flowery white pepper surrounded and enfolded by mango, lychee and tangerine. Dives across the palate with a slick florally bitter vapour trail. Mango, watermelon and lychee flavours turn into a dry pepper then return around the edges of the tongue with creeping bitterness. Pepper and grassy mango remain in the nose while the tongue continues to tingle while lightly creamy topical fruits dance around. Gorgeous.


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