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

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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
26th November 2012
Euston Tap. Cloudy rto muddy red brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Not a pretty beer! Smooth semi soft palate with fine minerally carbonation. Very creamy malt with a streak of grain. Big skunky hops. Traces of citrus and red berry fruits. Finishes smooth and semi dry. On the face of it this should be a very good beer. But it’s a little to grainy and the hops a bit too skunk dominant Still not bad though!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (890) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012
On tap, deep red pour with a small head. Malty and fruity hops, the defining aroma characteristic is a nutty note which was quite unusual, big alcohol kick. Nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Keg @ The Euston Tap. The pour’s hazy reddish brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is tangy cherry meat, a bit of fruit squash, plenty of acerbic grassy countryside aromas. The taste is big tropical fruits (mango and pineapple) balanced by some rich nuts and piss-soaked wood. Quite bitter on the finish. Medium body, a sipper. Overall, another good brew from Magic Rock.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2012
Keg @ BrewDog Aberdeen 261112
Reddish copper amber, clear, off white head, good lacing
Aroma - fruity caramel malts, orange, grassy hops, some fruity red berries, soft citrus hops, resinous hops
Taste - caramel malts, rich malt here, bitter herbal note, grassy hops touch of nettles, some citrus hops, lots of malt here, fruity caramel, touch of toffee, caramel toffee taste a bit like the stuff they coat popcorn
Palate - soft to medium carb, fairly oily. Finish - bitter grassy hop linger with a touch of caramel scorched toffee
Overall - Another good beer from Magic Rock but not one of their best - a tad malty for me but that just my own preference

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 tap at hanging bat ... nice ruby red ... big foam light tan head .... big zezty woody citrus nose ... way too cold... can tell just picking up glass ... quite bitter ... loads of hop (very nannystate) ... light woody bitter ...way too bitter for me, and looking at other ratings just me

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2012
Keg at Arcadia, Leeds. Pours a deep ruby, finger of slightly bubbly head. Aroma is all the good youd expect, caramely malt and cloves/spice. Taste is initially a little sweet, with a caramel/sherbet thing found on, before it expands into a hoppy balloon of bliss. The malt balances it brilliantly (dominating is too strong a phrase), with a nice spicy, clovey note as well as little sweetness. The way this expands on the palate is really impressive, and right up my street. Magic Rock are yet to properly disappoint me: this is a stunner.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
simply stunning. wonderful deep red hue. big pillowy head. aromas of all kinds of fruit, strawberry, mango, cherry. tastes all the above with pine and a touch of sherbert. obviously a great malty flavour comes through. wonderfully think mouthfeel, tart & slightly sour bitter finish. keg @ sheffield tap

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (833) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Draught at BrewDog Manchester. Hazy red with a fluffy white cap. Aroma begins with a big hit of red berries on the nose followed by caramelly malt cutting through from below. Taste packs in more red fruit, citrus and and sherbet, but the combined effect of very bitter hops and malt tasting progressively more burnt makes this one tough to sink. Very well put together but just too heavy and brutal for me to really enjoy on this occasion.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1850) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
Tap, The Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, UK. Deep red brown, thick head. Hop and caramel aroma, some faint cloves. Some brown sugar sweetness that immediately is taken over by floral resinous hops. Some cooked veg and slight soapinrss on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Off keg at the Sheffield tap. Well tasty imperial red ale. Loads of bitter hops and an underlying sweetness.


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