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Rapture | Magic Rock Brewing

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3.96/5
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36 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Rock Brewing
England, United Kingdom
magicrockbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlackHaddock on 11-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,732
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
36
pDev:
9.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of gutbucket2
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

330ml can, contains live yeast. Pours hazy red/brown. Taste/aroma: hedgerow fruit, plus a caramel or rye malt taste. A quality beer from Magic Rock.

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Photo of zacroyce
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.37/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured to an oversized wine glass.

A: The body is coppery and very crystalline. There's no gasification visible. The head is beige, doesn't show a great retention but shows some good lacing.
S: The aroma is very strong of hops, having a small resinous touch. In the back, some maltiness but not that prominent.
T: The flavour starts off with a blank sweetness and basically does not exist in the form of any know flavour. It's like there's nothing here for the sweetness input of the human tongue. In the back, there's a slight bitterness, and fainted hoppy flavour, but still shows some alive IBUs. The flavour, as a whole, is depressing actually.
M: Body is medium low. Carbonation is too high and bit harsh. Bitterness is high but not pleasuring.
O: Interesting to have once, but I'd advise against having it twice.

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Photo of mjgsilva
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leitmotif
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qrazvan
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cool designed can (not the bottle version), poring a cloudy amber colour with a nice head.
Smells like honey, cakes and floral scents - linden mainly, making for an extremely appealing scent.
The taste is very balanced, mixing a lot of great aromas in: the honey first (reminding me of Honey Dew - of course, much better), mango, grapes, mulberries, pistachio. I don't know what type of hops is in there (maybe mosaic), but it's a very good, balanced choice. The bitterness in not in any form overwhelming and it's more obvious on the last sip, where the sediments are present.
I could compare it with Crew Republic X5.1, which I liked a lot, although they have their own character.
Highly recommended!

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Photo of virinow
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pletser
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of StJamesGate
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Murky chestnut with lumpy beige cream. 3.75
Flowers, orange peel, toffee + a bit of chalk. 4
Caramel chew, then orange oil, light pine, tangerine juice and sap with a mildly tree bark linger. 4
Lt-med, salty, oily. 4

Magic Rock (allegedly) stole their whole thing from BrewDog, so I’m expecting 5 A.M. Saint with this one. And that’s what you get - only lesser in every way. Dimmer nose, lighter body, less aroma hops and none of that insane strawberry juiciness that comes from I don’t know where. Sessionable and not unpleasant, but can’t step to the original <5% amber. 3.75

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Photo of Martine
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours murky orange/brown into a tulip from a can. Offwhite head is sparse, two fingers high and foamy. Chunky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is dried red fruit, blood orange, malts, and a little dank pine on the sly. Flavour is a little smoked roast on the forefront with baked grain, some biscuit and cracker like malts before is turns to dank pine, rye, and bitter hops on the back end.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, a little watery and slightly tangy on the sip with a dry roasty finish.

Overall this is pretty standard; nice, easy drinking and balanced.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark amber color with beige head. Aroma is really hoppy and dank with a hint of dark fruits and caramel. Taste starts with dank/herbal hops, continues with spicy malts, makes me think of rye. Finish is hoppy with a nice, mellow bitterness. Medium, smooth feeling body with good carbonation. It packs a lot of taste for the low ABV. Really good amber ale, one of the best I had so far. Really hoppy and dank but you also get the spicy malts, making it different to a regular IPA and not just by the color.

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Photo of clarknova
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tdenham
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rolltide8425
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SStein
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled and bottle conditioned
Uplifting aromas of grapefruit and pine, combine with a pithy orange and pronounced citrus flavour which is balanced against a deeply rich and malty body. A satisfyingly dry and crisp finish offers your taste buds redemption.

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Rapture from Magic Rock Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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