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High Wire | Magic Rock Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Rock Brewing
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by soulgrowl on 10-29-2011

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 43
Reviews by soulgrowl:
Photo of soulgrowl
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fort Knox golden with a frail, smooth white head. Huge, sweet and fruity aroma with loads of ripe mango, pear, lychee, lime... and that's about it. It smells great, but it is pretty much pure hops. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Devilishly creamy and drinkable in spite of its palate-crushing hoppiness, a flavor of peach, mango, lychee, grapefruit, and golden raisins with a chalky mineral undertone, making this kinda reminiscent of a saltydog. Not bad at all! It does give the Americans a run for our money.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of innominat
3.32/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NilocRellim
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cask and was hazy amber in colour.

Smelled more of a sweet malts, rather than hops.

Tasted malty with a faint, yet balanced hops flavour. Balanced and smooth. Slight/faint butterscotch taste.

Would I buy it again? Maybe.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2012. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as a West Coast-style pale ale with tons of hops. Delicious!

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear golden hue with good carbonation. Yields a large head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of sweet, intensely fruity hops, with notes of mango, melon, white grapes, grapefruit and citrus. Mild caramel malt underneath, but the hops dominate completely.

Tastes of intense aromatic hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of mango, melon, white grape, citrus, faint malt and stewed hops. Possesses a dry, spicy quality. A strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and tingly, with good body for the style. Rather astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops.

Mmmmm - hops! In a way, this beer is a bit of a one-trick pony - hops and little else. The malt is thoroughly overwhelmed, and there isn't really any yeast either. But if you love hops in all their myriad fruity flavours, then this is the brew for you. Lots of fruity notes and plenty of depth to the aroma and bitterness. Very nice and very drinkable - I've had this on cask as well and it was superb. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows floral hops, spicy notes and light clean malt.
Similar flavours; spicy, herbal and floral hops with a faint clean malt presence underneath. An assertive bitterness in the finish.
Carbonation is moderately high, nice.

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Photo of MarkJBurch
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Arborescence
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Matthewelstone
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mdagnew
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of epyon396
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snorelax
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Tone
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark amber color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight dry hop, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight citrus hops, and a hint of dry hops. Overall, good appearance, feel, blend, and body. A more subtle APA, but that's to be expected from the English.

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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Tom87
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of windypete
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Sam-VW
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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High Wire from Magic Rock Brewing
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