Brewery: Gweilo Brewery x Magic Rock Brewing
Country: Hong Kong
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: 35 IBUs. Collaboration
Brewer Description: (from can) Brewed with our friends at Magic Rock, Solitaire is a seriously juicy Double NEIPA. No expense has been spared on this bad boy with a huge dry hop of Galaxy, Aloha, Citra Cryo, El Dorado and Denali. These are carried by the base of pale malt, wheat and oats to create a super rich, tropical hop bomb. Gently roll the can before opening and drink it fresh to ensure maximum juiciness.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4
Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 30th November 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy darkish orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Strong tropical aromas. Mango, peach, and citrus zestiness.
Taste: Tropical stone fruit, ripe mango, peach, citrus zest and rind, nice light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Very nice tropical juiciness with good light bitterness to balance and good body. It’s got pretty much everything I asked for when I reviewed the Nebulous DDH NEIPA. Carbonation was perhaps slightly too high, but not to take anything away from it, this was good and very enjoyable to drink.
Brewery: Magic Rock Brewing x Wylam
Style: American Brut IPA
Other Notes: Malts – Golden Promise and Maris Otter. Hops – T90-Lemon Drop and Mandarina Bavaria / Cyro-Loral and Citra
Brewer Description: (from can) DDH Brut IPA.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.64
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6
Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 14th October 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden orange colour with a slightly less than two finger white head that had decent retention and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit rind, lemon, melon, pine resin and herbal notes.
Taste: Light sweetness, citrusy, lemon zest, grapefruit rind, white grape, pear, floral and a touch herbal.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice crispness and overall drinkable. But maybe I don’t really understand this style, as I’ve yet to try one that I really enjoy.
Brewery: Magic Rock Brewing
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.