Category Archives: Magic Rock Brewing

Magic Rock Clairvoyance

Brewery: Magic Rock Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 7.2%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: DDH IPA

Brewer Description: (from website) A smoothly balanced and refreshing IPA brewed with our house Golden Promise base malt along with Golden Naked Oats, Wheat & Acidulated malt. Citra and Vic Secret hops in whirlpool and dry hop deliver aromas and flavours redolent of passion fruit, mango and lime. Fermented with our house Californian ale yeast (WLP001) to give great drinkability and a clean hop profile.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 440ml can with a best before date of 9th July 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, orange zest, citrus rind, lime, pine, and subtle notes of peach gummy candy.
Taste: Lightly sweet and bitter, grapefruit, mandarin, citrus zest, pine, with a hint of mango and peach and a tinge of lime on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Refreshing and easy drinking, although having also just tried Biotransformer, I think I preferred that a bit more.

Magic Rock Biotransformer

Brewery: Magic Rock Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: DDH IPA. Malts – Golden Promise, Malted Wheat & Malted Oats. Hops – T90 – Citra, Simcoe & Mosaic / Cryo Hops – TRI2304CR Blend. Yeast – WLP066 London Fog

Brewer Description: (from website) A collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops trialling experimental Cryo Hops® TRI2304. A huge aroma of citrus peel, peach and mango on the nose with a full mouthfeel. Taste juicy fruit, mango, and guava with mild grapefruit and lime zing, this DDH IPA is low in bitterness but high in flavour and balance.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.08
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 440ml can with a best before date of 8th July 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a nice two fingered white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: A bit weak, but sweet mandarin, citrus zest, and notes of melon and mango.
Taste: Tangy citrus, mandarin, orange peel, citrus zest, with notes of mango, and light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aromas were a bit weak, but other than that it’s got nice refreshing flavours of citrus and tropical fruits.

Magic Rock What Are The Odds

Brewery: Magic Rock Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 8.3%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: DDH DIPA. Malts – Golden Promise, Malted Wheat & Dextrin Malt. Hops – T90 – Citra, Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin & Sabro / Cryo – Citra, Simcoe & Mosaic. Yeast – WLP066 London Fog

Brewer Description: (from website) Double dry-hopped for double the flavour with mango and citrus on the nose, followed by a big tropically fruity, full mouthfeel. Wheat in the mash aids haze and flavour, while fermentation with London Fog carries a big fruity aroma and a huge juicy finish.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.94
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 440ml can with a best before date of 2nd July 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had good retention and left lots of lacing.
Aroma: Orange, citrus zest, peach, mango, with notes of pine resin.
Taste: Tropical fruit sweetness, mango, peach, honeydew melon, lightly bitter, orange zest, citrus rind, with a lasting bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Good fruit aroma and flavours, but despite there being some bitter notes, the sweetness cuts through it easily, and it was perhaps a little too sweet for me in the end.

Magic Rock Bearded Lady Dessert Edition Hazelnut Bourbon BA

Brewery: Magic Rock Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 10.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Malts – Golden Promise, Malted Oats, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Brown Malt & Premium English Caramalt. Hops – T90-Magnum, Whole Leaf-Herkules & Target. Adjuncts – Hazelnut, Vanilla, Cinnamon & Cacao Nibs

Brewer Description: (from can) Bourbon BA Imp Stout, Hazelnut, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Chocolate.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.05
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml can packaged in July 2018. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a one finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly to a thin layer but left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Hazelnut, wafer, cacao, chocolate, fudge, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon.
Taste: Sweet but not overly so, chocolate, hazelnut, wafer, vanilla, bourbon and cinnamon.
Mouthfeel: Moderate to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice BA Imperial Stout with good nuttiness and wafer flavours balanced with chocolate and bourbon. Could be fuller though as it was a lighter than expected.

Magic Rock Common Grounds

Brewery: Magic Rock Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 5.4%
Style: American Porter

Brewer Description: (from can) Triple coffee Porter.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.48
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 28th August 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a nice two fingered tanned head that had pretty good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: A good amount of fresh black coffee and chocolate.
Taste: Like drinking iced black coffee with a touch of chocolate, toffee and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: I thought that it looked and smelt great. However, taste was a little one dimensional coffee, and unfortunately, in a way, I would prefer regular iced black coffee. In addition, body was a little light and could do with higher carbonation.