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

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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!


superflyguy's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
superflyguy (427) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, - 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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
In The Macc, Macclesfield. Cheers to my mate Moby for taking me out when I’m skint. Brown with a healthy sized off white head. Aroma is hops, fresh pine, sweet caramel. Flavour has more fruity hop goodness, alcohol is well hidden. This is ace. Not had a bad beer from Magic Rock yet and this I liked a hell of a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (194) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
On tap at Brewdog Bristol. Very sweet toffee malt-forward aroma with some tropical fruit (mango maybe) and a slight hint of pine. Chewy malt-forward flavor is a perfect balance between sweet and savoury. Backed up by a sweet zip of tropical fruit. Chewy, sticky mouth-feel is delicious and moreish. Resinous and long bitterness. Reminds me a lot of east-coast US IPA’s.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1611) - WALES - MAR 4, 2014
Keg at Craft Islington. Dark red, cloudy, small white head doesn’t endure. Aroma - caramel strong hoppy (what I call ’cheesy’ hops) character. Body is medium to light, spritzy carbonation. Taste is sweet toffee, rosewater, milk chocolate covered raisins, fairly aggressive hop character brings a dry floral bitter finish. Reminiscent of Stone Arrogant Bastard and Dogfish 90 Minute, though I prefer this beer to them because of its better balance and more distinct flavours. Not my favourite style but I can see why it appeals to some.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3132) - 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 (124) - 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 (3789) - 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 (2704) - 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 (2766) - 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 (2882) - 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 (3034) - 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.


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