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


on tap

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2347) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6719) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7860) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2013
On tap at Kick, Kristiansand. Pours amber dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits,toffee and lots of hops. Taste is fruity bitter, lots of herbs and mints in there, bitter and dry end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7848) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Linnégatan, Stockholm, 2 Feb 2013) Reddish amber colour with dense, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, resin, earthy hops and caramel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of red fruit, caramel, resin, pine needles, citrus peel and a a generous earthy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and solid. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013
Draught at Bishops Arms Savoy. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and citrus peel. Fruity flavour of hops, licorice powder, grass, caramel and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, on January 24, 2013.
From the last pours of the keg, might not be a 100% true representation.
Murky brown color, fluffy dark brown head. Green, hoppy, sticky, hop bag, some notes of garbage, herbal, spicy scent. Hoppy, floral, herbal, bitter taste. Lingering bitter aftertaste, also resin. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2013
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy reddish/amber beer with a very nice lasting beige head. Hoppy fruity aroma, caramel, citrus, great bitter profile, malty, bready, raisins, biscuits, caramel, toffee notes. Malty spicy flavor, grassy, herbal, onion notes, hoppy, citrus, spicy notes. Hoppy spicy finish with herbal notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10944) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16503) - 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

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