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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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!


jackl's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5806) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
Sampled draft @ “Kaapse Brouwers 1st Anniversary Beer Festival”. Dark reddish amber, solid head. Nose is big grapefruit peel, pine resin, huge, massive hops. Taste is big bitter orange peel hops, pine resin hops, dry, huge hops, grapefruit, dry,… Dry rich body. Great dose of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (1537) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
Tap at Kaapse festival. Clear amber with big off white head. Big pine up front, resinous hops, lemon peel, marmalade, light chocolate and toasted grains. Quite sweet with medium to strong bitter finish. Medium bodied with slight sticky feel. Massive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1205) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
Keg; Southampton Arms; 10th April 2015. Half pint. While lacing at the edge of the glass. Nice pine aroma. Poignant. Taste is some brown sugar. Grapefruit, mangos, good bitterness and hop resin. Nice dry finish. Succulent and drinkable. Really top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3264) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2015
Draught at Gaspar, Madrid, 27.2.2015. Clear reddish brown with white head. Hoppy aroma of lychee and mango, bitter, dry taste with notes of dry toast. Slightly alcoholic aftertaste, medium body, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Aromen men stor fruktighet, persika eller nektarin? Fyllig smak, mycket sötma och del malt, riktigt bra beska. Riktigt bra RDIPA ;)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1785) - Granollers, SPAIN - FEB 25, 2015
Cervesa amb un aroma i gust bastant herbal, és bastant amarga i es dissimula molt bé la graduació. Cerveza con un aroma y sabor bastante herbal, es bastante amarga y se disimula muy bien la graduación.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8332) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Keg at The Grove, Huddersfield ,Friday 20th February 2015 A most lovely aroma some marmalade on nose, along with some piney resin and then pineapple and other tropical notes picked up. In the mouth there is more of the same i.e. a good blast of tropical flavours also some grassy hop and a solid malty backbone. Very good. A8 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1893) - Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Tap @ Kælderkold, Barcelona, 22/06/15, thanks tstm. Pours a dark auburn with a medium, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is gooseberry, citrus. Taste follows along the same lines with lychee and passionfruit. Quite full.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1924) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Tried at colonna and hunter, bath. Rich deep golden colour with a thin off white head. Aroma has pine and fruit, the taste a touch of tropical fruit with a decent bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedrens (164) - SPAIN - MAR 9, 2015
Barril. Color rojo límpido. Aromas herbales y maltosas equilibrados, donde evoluciona mas hacia caramelo, y bizcocho según calienta. En boca textura aceitosa densa. Carbonatacion baja. Con buen equilibrio entre lúpulos y maltas, donde estas ultimas tienen buena importancia. Final en el mismo rollo. Muy rica...


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