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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: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8920) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Draught @ Kick Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and grape. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long sweet and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14863) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2013
On tap at Kick. It’s an unclear orangey brown beer topped by a dense, finger-thick light beige head. Orangey, resiny nose with a toffee-ish, almost coffee-like touch. Hints of liquorice too. Very bitter, in a pleasant way, with toffee and coffee in the back. Resins and pine cones. Medium to full body, quite dry. Lasting finish with lots of bitterness. A quite pleasant one, but lacking a bit on balance, although I understand that’s not the goal. 130117

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Keg at the Catford Bridge Tavern. First of all thanks to the missus (who once worked for a paint firm) for coming up with an exotic colour for this brew and thanks also to Reuben for the share! Dark sienna red pour with a fluffy white head. Strong berry aroma- raspberry, redberries with hints of red apple. Fruit burst on the palate. Flavours of orchard fruit, raspberries and blackberries with a hint of caramel. Nice bitter edge. Damned fine stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (3178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2013
(keg@Catford Bridge Tavern, SE London) Dark sienna red in colour, with a medium off white persistent head and lacing. Aroma/taste caramel malt, toffee, with prominent fruity hop character, grapefruit, red berries, pine. Lovely mouthfeel/palate with sweet opening to a bitter finish. Really liked this allot, very impressive (D16)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2013
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. The same dull aromas and salty bitterness as Rapture, a bit more full-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2570) - 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 (4681) - 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 (12060) - 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 (2287) - 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 (1903) - 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]


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