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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Amber Ale
Huddersfield, England

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Cask, keg & bottle; Regular.

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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2011
Cask conditioned Handpump Old Fountain London. A dark brown to red coloured beer with a whitish bubbly head. Toasty malts and fruity hops in the big nose. Lovely hop/malt/fruit mix in the mouth. A long finish. Big flavours. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1776) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Cask. The York Tap, York. Amber brown body. Medium white head. Grapefruit. Bitter with a bitter finish. 8 4 8 4 15. ### Bottle. Deep amber body. Medium white head. Citrus/grapefruit nose. Chocolate malt. Moderate amount of bitterness. Tangy dry finish. 8 4 8 4 15

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackHaddock (5637) - 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 (3146) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3017) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 Can from Cork & Cask. Hazy amber body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of strawberry, orange, caramel and wood. Flavour of toffee apple, blood orange, coffee, grass and strawberry. Thin to medium body with a slick, oily texture. Light fizz. A rich, juicy Amber Ale, with a nice fruity hop character than others I’ve tried. It’s quite complex for 4.6% ABV - I’d love to try a stronger version.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1373) - LATVIA - FEB 1, 2015
Amber hazy with medium white head. Hoppy aroma. Nice refreshing hoppy taste, mild bitterness, some wateness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (2002) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Cask at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe. Amber with a moderate off-white head. Big fresh hop taste of pine and berries and orange well balanced against sweet malts. Great full-flavoured beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1896) - 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 (1813) - 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.


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