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Magic Rock Villainous Vienna IPA

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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We’ve wanted to include another IPA in the range for a while so we picked up with an idea that Stu first mentioned back in 2011, an IPA containing 100% Vienna malt. In contrast to what we wanted with Cannonball this would give the beer a bit more body and also a biscuity/toasty flavour to balance the hops against.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Draught at Euston Tap, London on 18 July. Poured a lightly hazy copper colour, with a medium, dense off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, some citrus hop and grain. Grapefruit hop flavours, with some tangerine and biscuity malt. Finish was balanced caramel, bitter resin and a slight herbal note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at OT. Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of pineapple, citrus, cookies and hay. Easy to drink and with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10112) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Draught at The Rover, Göteborg. Clear golden/copper beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, floral, grapes, raisins, some floral notes. Floral hop flavor, caramel, bready, hay, onions, some hay. Sweet and a bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1541) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
On tap at The Rover GBG. Smells cheese candy malt, grassy hoppy. Tastes grassy hoppy, a bit sweet and cheese malty with a similar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (2933) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Taylor and Jones with the Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Tropical fruit, citrus, fruit.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Tropical fruit, citrus, malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2509) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Keg at Euston Tap; hazy amber pour with a thin beige head, caramel and pine aroma, taste has pine sweet caramel, tangerine, biscuits, light bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2014
24.05.2014, tap @ HaandFestival:
Small creamy shortlasting head. Aroma is fresh grassy, leafs, newly cut lawn, fresh hops, dried fruits, sap. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, sap, pine needles, dried fruits, leafs, newly cut lawn, bark, cardboard, hops. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20247) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Draught@HBF2014. Hazy orange colour, small white foamy head. Aroma is tropical fruits, zest, some sweet malt and mild nuttyness. Flavour is quite biscuity with strong tropical fruit notes. Very pleasantly balanced. The 100 % vienna does give it a strange malty body, but in a way that suits the beer very well too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1281) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2014
Pours amber with a compact swampy white head. Aromas of rye bread, toffee, butterscotch, floral notes. Taste is rye bread, caramel, butterscotch, floral notes, resin. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1403) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Tap at CBC Brixton (08/06/14). Pours a hazy amber with a slightly off white head. Aroma has mango, candy, pineapple, tangerine... Nice. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light sweetness to start, light pine, wood, slight astringency to it, aftertaste isn’t great. OK.

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