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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.

Carbon Brews Little Rich Lupulins v.6

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 6%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: 22 IBUs. Malts – Pilsner, Oats, Vienna and Carahell. Hops – HBC 630, Sabro and Nelson Sauvin. Yeast – London III. Experience – Fresh, juicy

Brewer Description: (from postcard) Some of our favourite hops right now are HBC630, Nelson Sauvin and Sabro, so we piled them into the dry hop resulting in a juicy beer packed full of flavour. Initial burst of pineapple, lime and candied cherry followed by a subtle coconut and white grape character.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.86
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 12th February 2021, so should be less than two weeks in the can. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy but murky orange colour with an almost two fingered white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple juice, lime, orange pith, citrus zest, with notes of mango.
Taste: Light to moderate bitterness, citrus pith, lemon zest, lime, grapefruit, melon, with a hint of coconut here and there on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Personally I preferred the original version more as the stone fruit flavours were more my thing. I believe the change was partly due to not being able to source certain hops in the current environment, which is fine as I enjoy trying different beers. In addition, there was also the mention of candied cherry in its description, and I love candied cherries a lot, but I don’t even get a hint of that here in the aroma or flavour. All that being said, this was still fresh and enjoyable with citrus pithy and melon flavours coming through strongest.

Equilibrium Fractal Mosaic

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6.8%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Simple . Complex . IPA

Brewer Description: (from website) Fractal Mosaic (6.8% IPA) was the first beer we ever brewed and was the first release from our small-batch Fractal research series. A fractal is something simple at the core yet can produce wonderful and amazingly complex results. We use the fractal series to investigate how different hops manifest through our processes, allowing us to optimize both our use of hops and our hopping techniques. Fractal Mosaic pours a resinous-hazy-straw yellow releasing complex aromas of dank blueberry, citrus, earthy grass, and tropical melon. The taste is a highly resinous blueberry cannabis, melon and pine with a juicy with a slightly creamy mouthfeel, and a firm but rounded bitterness. The medley of characteristics makes the name “Fractal Mosaic” warranted indeed.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.29
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 29th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, mango, blueberry, citrus zest and notes of melon.
Taste: Lightly fruity sweet, mango, blueberry, melon, citrus zest, with a lingering bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy to drink. Great balance between sweet and bitter with lots of nice fruit flavours.

Garage Project FRESH IPA (Jun 2020)

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 7%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Malts – Pilsner, Oats and Spelt. Hops – Simcoe, Centennial Cryo, Motueka and Azacca. Yeast – Wyeast 1318 London III

Brewer Description: (from can) Fresh IPA, a rolling, ever-changing monthly series of one-offs, brewed in small batches and available only from our brewery outlets, and only while stocks last. Each batch is an opportunity to try a new, brewery fresh IPA – unfiltered and unfined, showcasing a unique combination of yeast, malt and hops. Just fun, fresh hoppy beer at its best.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.1
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 4th May 2020 (maybe… it’s not too legible). Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange yellow colour with a three finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong citrus pith, orange and lemon zest, with notes of pine and grass.
Taste: Juicy, papaya, melon, mango, citrus zest and pith, lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: Easy drinking IPA with enjoyable aroma and flavours.