Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2012 Thanks Craig for sharing this bottle. Had this alongside the High Wire and Cannonball. An orange-red amber ale with a lacy white head. Aromas of pineapple, caramel, toffee and some pepper. Caramel flavour also, quite nutty, some fruits- passionfruit and orange again. A bit yeasty. OK.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Deep copper amber pour, small bubbly tan head. Nose is big pine, grapefruit. Hint of toffee. Delightful smooth caramel on the taste, quickly matched by lovely, massively refreshing orange/grapefruit hops. Really nicely balanced, good hoppy session beer. Yum.
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask. Pours dark orange to brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruity, peachy and citrusy hoppy. Crisp bitter, fruity and subdued sweet. Bitter and lingering floral fruity into a dry and peachy to grapefruity hoppy finish.
madmitch76 (20818) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2011 23rd July 2011
On tap at Craft Beer. Slightly hazy amber beer. Tiny white head. Smooth low carbonation palate. Lots of piney fresh hops. Trace of sulphur. Smooth finish. Decent enough, lacking a little body. Original rating 3.3.
6th August 2011
Hazy red-brown beer, little off white head. Light dry palate. Good malt backbone with a very light trace of smoke. Nice red fruits, some orange fruit too. Semi dry finish with a mildly bitter aftertaste.
TheCametron (2273) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle with Ben. Tastes like a 5am Saint with a less subtle hop profile. In a good way. Could do with a shot in the arm alcohol-wise.
stravale (2714) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Nina’s Mini Mart, Edinburgh
Reddish amber...very hazy...frothy white head...dissipates to thin layer
Aroma - Grassy spicy hops...citrus orange zest....slightly nutty...caramel malts..background hint of toffee...hint of burnt butterscotch...complex
Taste- - Grassy spicy hops...zesty citrus....grapefruit..orange zest...caramel malts..bit of toasty malts...bit of toffee...quite heavy hops and rich malts
Palate - medium carb...medium body...bitter zest palate. Finish - considerably zesty bitter finish...fades in the linger...clean well
Overall - A complex flavourful beer....another top beer from Magic Rock
davidbourne35 (12) - - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, The Beer Emporium, Sandbach. Aromas of soft malts and citrus hops, very little head but enough lacing. Not too hoppy, the malts seem to dominate although it is a well balanced beer. Was expecting a little more from this beer, but overall not bad.
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More class from Magic Rock. As usual, highly hopped, malty and rich. Citrus and bitter.
Arve_Christian (4535) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haand festival in Drammen,Norway
Red amber colored, ok foam
Medium body & high complexity
Distinct hoppy taste and lingering aftertaste
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Pours deep hazy amber/red with thin white head - plenty of lacing. Aroma is primarily grapefruit, bit of pine, citrus fruits (orange peel), slight funkiness. Taste is well balanced between the bitter citric hop notes (grapefruit) and the deep, rich, smooth caramel malt. Could maybe do with a bit of bumping up in the ABV department, but, as it is, it is a near-sessionable red ale, packed full of flavour.