Magic Rock / Arizona Wilderness Cross-Pollination
Magic Rock Brewing

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Style:
English India Pale Ale (IPA)
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 7.65%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
12
From:
Magic Rock Brewing
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
84
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Reviews by Bpayne88:
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4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TGS
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CBC 2016. Pale yellow with a white head. Tons of honey in the aroma and taste, together with some tropical fruit and flowery hops.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleigator
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy amber-orange color, with a decent, spongy white head.

A blend of lemony hops and sweet honey creates a floral nose, with some more subdued leafy, herbal undertones. Honey is astonishing profound, most likely the ingredient which is the easiest to pick up, complimented by the hops. To push the honey experience even a little further, malts have a toffee sweetness to them, adding directly to the honeys rich appearance.

Has a very smooth mouthfeel to it, although its carbonation is rather high, adding a refreshing touch to the beers pleasant hop qualities.

Tastes of bread accompanied honey from the very beginning, with a good amount of toffee and a note of earth joining in. An aqueous softness adds to the beers foundation, creating a creamy maltiness, while hops play a minor role up to that point. In fact, there might be a subtle lime quality from the very beginning, which is hardly noteable, due to the very profound malt coating. After the swallow though, as for the slightly metallic carbonation, hops finally create a pleasant bitterness, establishing an intriguing counterpart to the sweet ingredients. Lime and grass provide a decent dryness among ice-bonbon and honey, leaving the palate in a clean way, with lime creating a subtle hop aftertaste.

While this is certainly one of the sweetest ipas I've had so far, I want to point out that it is pretty unique for its exessive use of honey. Despite its almost slick appearance on the tongue, the beer drinks fairly easy and smooth, while providing a desired hop punch during its finish. That being said, the taste is focussed on the honey from the beginning till the end, growing even more profound than the hops for a while, unfolding in all its facettes, soothed by a crisp lime appearance during the beers finish.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DispyDnb
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Magic Rock / Arizona Wilderness Cross-Pollination from Magic Rock Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 12 ratings