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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Amber Ale
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Rapture is our full bodied, heavenly hoppy red beer. 5 types of malt and 6 types of hops make for a truly elating experience. Uplifting aromas of grapefruit and pine, combine with a pithy orange and pronounced citrus flavour which is balanced against a deeply rich and malty body. A satisfyingly dry and crisp finish offers your taste buds redemption. Our red ale will take you to heaven and back…


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (3780) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
The second real ale at the beginning of a session in the Cask Pub and Kitchen, London; Oct 2011: could I find any evidence of those 6 different hops and 5 types of malts used in this brew? The hand pulled pint looked good: more brown than red or amber in colour, the off-white head, deep and full. Healthy looking beer, the head leaving some heavy lacing as the beer level sank (in half inch increments). Those hops gave off a grapefruit, citrusy smell, some pine as well, the malts not really getting a look in on the aroma front. The taste was a better blend of flavours, the malts asserted themselves more in the mouth than in the nose. Still plenty of hop bitterness about, initially and at the end, with the malts taking centre stage during the whole drink. Overall it seemed an easy drinking beer which was well balanced and uncomplicated, even if it had a multitude of different ingredients.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shovel_foot (2) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012 does not count
From the bottle. Pours a deep amber red - huge hop haze. Great punchy citrus, pine and resiny grass aromas. Full bodied beer that tastes stronger than 4.6%. Its very moreish. Sharp, citrus biterness very well balanced by a complex malt character. Will be getting this beer again soon!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2012
On tap at Haand Festival 2012 Dark amber color, big creamy beige head. Fruity and grassy aroma, hoppy taste too with lots of fruit very well combined with the malt profile. Lovely bitterness and finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1757) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2011
Cask - The Southampton Arms, London. Fine & bubbly lasting beige head atop a cloudy, ruddy amber body. Fresh & vibrant grapefruit, peach, strawberry & pine aromas. Pine, gently resinous & grapefruit flavour profile. Cracking depth for the ABV in my book. Nice contrast between an initial juiciness and a finishing dryness. Soft, rounded & firm mouthfeel, gently spritzy crisp carbonation, medium body, big lingering zesty grapefruit bitter finish with a hint of mid berry in the aftertaste. Plenty to offer without going overboard & remaining effortlessly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1517) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle, Coppers8til8, Newcastle. Beautiful heady aroma of fresh hops, pine and grapefruit, with a hint of resin to it. Clean smooth palate, with dryness on the back of the throat, lovely rounded mouthfeel, some faint woody characteristics, overall a stonkingly good read ale from a fine brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2011
excellent brew. heady aroma of hoppy citrus and grapefruit. smooth and clean in the mouth with a soft carbonation. slightly bitter finish. more from magic please!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (3290) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2011
Tap @ Brauadar. Strong hoppy aroma. Reddish brown colour, big foamy head. Spicy hoppy flavour. Smooth & creamy. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 18, 2012
dark ruby amber, forms large dense foamy head. Pine resin, kiwi fruit and oranges on the nose. Sweet caramel and citrus pith with a drying bitterness in the finish. Fairly sticky with a medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
It has a colloidal appearance and a think head with mild carbonation. Lovely hoppy beer with a rich orange kick coupled with a hint of astringent pine. A really lovely and balanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6106) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
I am imressed by the amount of flavour in this session strength ale. Oak, berries, strong herbal bitterness. Intense, very refreshing.


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