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 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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Keg at King Bill IV, London during the Magic Rock event. Pours rich, amber-brown with a tight, creamy tan cap. Nose holds dirty earth and pine, toasty bread, toasty grass. Medium sweet flavor with lots of pine, earth and dirt, some burnt grass, rich toasted brown bread, very light dried berries. Medium bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Moderately resinous finish with toasted pine, dry berries, mild warmth, rich brown bread. Good and ballsy.

   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Tap at William IV (Magic Rock takeover) 10/12/12. Dark chestnut brown with reddish hues, good sized bubbly off white head. Nose is caramel malt, Tizer, sugars, good thwack of pine, hops. Taste is pine forward, dark toffee, light smoke, touch of wood. Full bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. The alcohol is well disguised. More great stuff from Magic Rock !

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14115) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Keg at IndyManBeerCon 2012. It pours cloudy red-brown, with a medium yellowish beige head. The nose is full of sweet red fruit: strawberry, cherry, lychee, as well as jam, pine and varnish. The taste is pine, resin, assertive bitterness, jammy fruit, lots of red berry, varnish and resinous hops, with a smooth, ballsy bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Wow! Balance is brilliant and alcohol is well-hidden. Delicious and utterly drinkable. Can these guys do no wrong?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
Half- pint, keg beer, served chilled at BrewDog Camden. Slightly unclear, dark brown body. Bubbly, tan-coloured head. Rings of lacing down the glass. Aroma of bitter liquorice and dark, mid-sweet malts. Blended flavour of apricot and liquorice bitterness. Bitter dried fruity ending. Nice but quite heavy to drink (London, 06.11.2012).

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