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

bottling
unknown

on tap
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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2160) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2013
Keg at Euston Tap. Dark red brown. Small off-white head. Aroma is resinous hops, strong, cat pee astringency. Taste is nice, nice bitterness, but of spice, some citrus in there, lemon and lime and most of all grapefruit. But like curious but tougher. But of a puckerer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Brewdog Camden 6 Nov 12. Veldig mørkebrun. Litt gjørmete. Lavt, litt farget skum. Beskjeden søt fruktaroma. Sherrypreg. Smaken er søte plommer. Godt balansert med en syrlig bitterhet. Tørr fruktig ettersmak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at Kick. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, malt, berries, fruit. Flavour is hop, malt, berries, fruit, tropical fruit. bitter finish. Full bodied nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2114) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Keg at Craft Beer Co, Islington, London. A deep dark red coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes fruity, hoppy, malty, pine, quite bitter. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2012
[keg at the Hanging Bat, Edinburgh] Dark brownish red with a large, cream-coloured head. As expected, lots and lots of fruity tropical aromas – mango, passion fruit, papaya. Resinous as well, very piney. Trace of celery in there, too. Similar flavours. Becomes progressively sweet and woody on the finish, as the pine mingles with the sweeter fruit flavours and the alcohol [18122012]

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 19, 2012
Tap at bat. Dark red with off white head. Aroma of pine, NZ hop aroma, papaya, gooseberry. Similar fruit flavours, grape with a tasty caramel malt mad slight nuttiness. Full body with a bitter finish. Taste better than it smells,tastes ddelicious

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogbomb (960) - ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Keg. Deep red scarlet ale. Opaque with, as expected, a BIG TOP. decent offwhite head too. Smells of mango, grapefruit, lime. Taste is surprisingly malty, but still tons of fruits. Mango and lychee and a little plum perhaps. Finish is solid. Dry, sweet and bitter and lasting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Tap at William IV (Magic Rock takeover) 10/12/12. Dark chestnut brown with reddish hues, good sized bubbly off white head. Nose is caramel malt, Tizer, sugars, good thwack of pine, hops. Taste is pine forward, dark toffee, light smoke, touch of wood. Full bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. The alcohol is well disguised. More great stuff from Magic Rock !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Keg at King Bill IV, London during the Magic Rock event. Pours rich, amber-brown with a tight, creamy tan cap. Nose holds dirty earth and pine, toasty bread, toasty grass. Medium sweet flavor with lots of pine, earth and dirt, some burnt grass, rich toasted brown bread, very light dried berries. Medium bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Moderately resinous finish with toasted pine, dry berries, mild warmth, rich brown bread. Good and ballsy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
Half- pint, keg beer, served chilled at BrewDog Camden. Slightly unclear, dark brown body. Bubbly, tan-coloured head. Rings of lacing down the glass. Aroma of bitter liquorice and dark, mid-sweet malts. Blended flavour of apricot and liquorice bitterness. Bitter dried fruity ending. Nice but quite heavy to drink (London, 06.11.2012).


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