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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An "India Red Ale" A deeply red, raucously hopped showstopper of a beer. We took our Rapture red hop recipe and turned the volume up to 11. A kaleidoscope of speciality malts deliver a robust yet smoothly sweet mouth feel while sack loads of Australian whole hops bring tropical fruit flavours of lychee, papaya and passion fruit. For the grand finale we introduced waves of magic aroma by dry hopping the beer with kg after kg of those same big and beautifully pungent Aussie hops. Roll up, roll up, The Big Top is in town!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3095) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2014
Tap at BD Shepherds Bush. Pours clear amber with a small but firm khaki head. Nose is big on the tropical hops - massive lychee and tangerine, so juicy with some underlying jammy berries and sticky toffee and wood. Very sticky sweet with good bitterness to balance out the beer. Great tropical presence - mango and lychee envelope the taste buds with mild spice and resinous earth. Some zesty pith on the finish. A great beer with the right amount of complexity and drinkability

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1311) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Tap at Sheffield Tap. Clear, reddy, amber. Thick, clotted cream coloured head. Red fruit jamminess. Some blackcurrant. Tropical fruit, too. The whole bag of mashings. Taste has the sweetness to start. Solid malt backbone. Big, grapefruit, bitter finish. Bit of alcohol warmth, some sticky chewiness. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
From tap. Unclear, dark brown. Small-sized beige top. Toffee/caramel and bold fruity hops to the nose. A whiff of orange-marmelade and licorice. Healthy body. Soft juicy mouthfeel. Big bitterness. Fine fruity and resiny hop flavor. Light sweet caramel malts to back it up. Strong bitterness linger in the aftertaste. Potent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4333) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at the Euston Tap. Poured a clear reddish dark amber with a round off white head. The aroma is big nettle hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big malt aromatic resin hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (5038) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at Euston Tap. Pours clear amber brown with a small off white head. Aroma of fruity hops, malt and caramel. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MannyGoldberg (160) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Keg at The Flying Pig- 19th Dec 2013. Deep red colour. Lovely tropical nose. Flavour is jammy fruits, followed by zesty hops. One of the best Magic Rock beers. Glad to see it back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klajmajk (102) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 25, 2013
Nice really dark amber color with big punch from fruity hops in both aroma and taste. Tasted in zly casy from tap. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 4, 2013
Keg at Zly Casy. Dark Reddy Amber with a White head. Aroma of tropical goodness. Lychee, Mango. Very inviting. The flavour has a delicious cara malt back bone with a rollercoaster of juicy fruit hops. Really delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
Keg @ Arcadia. Reddish brown, thin off-white head. Aroma: pine resin, pulpy blood orange, toffee. Taste: strong malt presence, pine needles, dark fruits. Lingering bitter finish; oily on the palate. Bold.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5101) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 9, 2013
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Cloudy brown colour, creamy beige head. Lovely aroma of Australian hops, notes of tropical fruits and fir needles. Intense flavour of hops throughout, again with notes of tropical fruits and grapefruit, fir and pine needles and resin. There is a sufficient malty backbone, but not much sweetness. The bitterness is firm, but not too extreme. Jolly good.


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