Fantasma
Magic Rock Brewing

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From:
Magic Rock Brewing
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,376
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,511
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 7.25%
Ratings:
24
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 02, 2022
Added:
Feb 22, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: A dank and juicy IPA using Golden Promise, wheat and Cara Munich malts in the mash for a sweetly smooth body. For the hops we judiciously bittered with Magnum in the kettle followed by Citra T90 in both the whirlpool and in dry-hopping. The aroma/flavour is fruit-filled, dank and resinous, with plenty of tropical mango giving a moreish drinkability. Fermented with our house American ale yeast (WLP001) for a refreshingly clean finish, this IPA is also our first gluten-free beer using Brewers Clarex®.
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3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EmperorBevis from England

Magic Rock Brewing by Fantasma
Bevis Maun is drinking a Fantasma by Magic Rock Brewing

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
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3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
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3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Poured to an oversized wine glass.

A: The body is orange and hazy but with a medium haziness, not the dense-like NEIPA style. The head is minimal, but shows good retention and some minor lacing.
S: The aroma is mostly resinous, having little citrus, malts and hops.
T: The taste begins with a tangerine hint but quickly falls back to a resinous profile coming in from the hops, connecting in the end of sip with the malt profile. Not great, but good.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is high and almost perfect. Bitterness is medium high. Alcohol is unnoticed.
O: It seems that I've started with the best Magic Rock, Half Cut. From there, I've had now 4 MRs and all of them are average with the exception of Half Cut. Fantasma appears to be the second best but I was expecting a lot more.

May 26, 2017
 
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Fantasma from Magic Rock Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 24 ratings