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

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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!

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
superflyguy (437) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light herbal hoppy. Sweet, toasted and toffee. Roasted malty, bitter. Solid hoppy. Dry and bitter. Toasted malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2595) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Keg at the Pint Shop Cambridge. Amber and very hazy with a bit of cream-coloured head on top. Aroma starts with a biscuity malt base but quickly moves to strawberry and stone fruit with a good dollop of pine needles. Sweetish taste with notable bitterness nearer the end. Resin and a vegetal note in the aftertaste. A nice amber IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6716) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2017
Draught @ Bar Molotow, Helsinki. Pours dark reddish with a smooth head. Aroma of caramely malts and resinous hops. Taste is malty, caramely and sweetish with some herbal notes, grass, pine and resin. Finish is malty and caramely with some pine and resin. Okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (1502) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Keg Half Pint at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in March 2014 - Reddish Brown in colour. Slight haze. Moderate head. Very Hoppy; piney resinous oily hops, big hop bitterness. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple and passion fruit. Malty; grainy malts, caramel/toffee. Assertively bitter. Very bitter hoppy citrus and tropical fruity throughout. Is it an IPA or a DIPA?; either way it is a really good beer. Very enjoyable. Terrific Red IPA! (2014-03-15)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3705) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Keg at Andrew Ushers. Murky amber/brown body with a thin white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of wood and dried leaves. Flavour of caramel and blood orange with a bitter finish. Medium body with a chewy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Rich and hoppy with a distinct blood orange vibe. Very easy to drink for the strength. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (942) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2016
On tap at Chinaski Levapies, Madrid on 3-Dec-2016, and served in a shaker. Hazy reddish brown colour with a thick reddish tinged beige coloured head. Aroma of caramel, malt, tropical fruit and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Taste is of sweet caramel, malt, passion fruit, and juicy hops. Long bittersweet finish. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3525) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Keg at Craft Beer Calling at the Wylam brewery. Ruby with a nice cream head. Fruity tropical aroma with mango and passionfruit. The taste is more tropical fruitiness with spice and toffee. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (1002) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
Pours brown with a foamy head. It has a very malty aroma. Its a spicy, hoppy taste that very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3198) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at Kaapse Brouwers Anniversary 2015. Burney burney nicey nicey denneboom fruity. Backlog from 2015/05/30.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4403) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Keg at the Magpie, deep red with a lasting fine head, aromas of pine and a little toasty malt, dry-sweet and toasty-bitter with a burnt caramel edge plus hints of resin and grapefruit.


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