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

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4615) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Taylor & Jones with the Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Citrus, fruit, caramel, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, spices, floral, citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arczir (127) - POLAND - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at House of Beer, Cracow. Very pleasant, hoppy nose with absolutely lovely aussie notes; white grape, some red tropical fruits and solid malty, caramel aroma. Also - some flowers in the end. Beer itself is clear ruby with slick medium head. Looks tasty, smells tasty and is tasty indeed - really good caramel backbone right before palate-stomping, bitter finish of grape. Bitterness feels exactly like biting trough a grape stone while eating some sweet white grapes. Full bodied with slick texture, medium carbonation and pleasant, fruity palate. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4068) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
On tap at Brewdog Birmingham. Ruddy in colour. Very drinkable - I literally could not stop sipping it. Sherbet try finish. Has a round the corner of boozy nudge. Crunch, dry fruity pleasured. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Brum. Pours hazy dark brown with a small head. Aroma is toffee, mango and pine. Taste has burnt bitter caramel. Bitter mango hop finish. Sticky mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4186) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; clear dark copper pour with creamy tan head, pine and grapefruit aroma, taste is smooth with fresh green hop only a hint of caramel sweetness, some pepper spice, very easy drinking for ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (3763) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 14, 2014
Keg@brewdog Edinburgh
dark ruby with beige lacing. Piney aroma, full bodied, fairly pithy bitterness but well balanced by sweet caramel with medium body, not too sticky, resinous finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3949) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
On tap at Örebro Ölcafé. Mild smell, sweet with caramel, fruits and green hops or hop bag. Similar taste, noticeable but mild and long bitterness. Well hidden ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3415) - 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 (2362) - 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 (4804) - 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.


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