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#80 Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit Pale Ale – Is it wrong I think this would go well with breakfast?

Review #80 – Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit Pale 78/100 Brewed with grapefruit, this is a pale ale with a sweet caramel malty backbone, a moderate level of hop bitterness, lots of citrus flavours and aromas from the grapefruit and some more tropical and citrus character coming from the hop influence.  In my opinion, it’s… Continue reading #80 Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit Pale Ale – Is it wrong I think this would go well with breakfast?

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#62 Chorlton Citra Brett Pale – A tropical fruit sourdough sandwich

Review #62 – Chorlton Citra Brett Pale 76/100 For the Citra Brett Pale, Chorlton Brewery have been isolating different strains of Brettanomyces from very old bottles of German beer.  Up to now two batches of the Citra Brett Pale have been released, the third batch has not been released yet but according to Chorlton it… Continue reading #62 Chorlton Citra Brett Pale – A tropical fruit sourdough sandwich

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#60 Mikkeller Henry Jagger – A ‘bitter’ disappointment

Review #60 – Mikkeller Henry Jagger 52/100 When I saw the ‘trace’ level of alcohol in this beer(2.2%) that should have rang alarm bells, but I thought to myself, “it’s a Mikkeller, it’s bound to be good”.  I couldn’t have been more wrong, as it is the worst beer I have reviewed on this blog… Continue reading #60 Mikkeller Henry Jagger – A ‘bitter’ disappointment

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#49 Vocation Brewing Pride and Joy – A rather pleasant, easy to drink American pale

Review #49 – Vocation Brewing Pride and Joy 67/100 Vocation Brewing are an English brewery based in West Yorkshire.  Their Pride and Joy is an American Pale Ale which is now available in a few supermarkets. Out of the can and into a nice half pint glass, the Pride and Joy pours a glowing honey… Continue reading #49 Vocation Brewing Pride and Joy – A rather pleasant, easy to drink American pale

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#33 Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Spiced Pear Ale – a dessert in a bottle

Review #33 – Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Spiced Pear Ale 60/100 Flying dog have for a long time been one of my all time favourite breweries, but this beer enters into unchartered territories, it is one of those beers that has just gone a little bit too far.  At what point does a beer lose… Continue reading #33 Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Spiced Pear Ale – a dessert in a bottle

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#24 Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin – the fire breathing dragon of the beer world

Review #24 Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin 80/100 It’s not very often I get my hands on Ballast Point beers outside of their normal range, and this one was pretty special and definitely not something I am used to drinking and like the name suggests the Sculpin packs a bit of a sting 😉 The Habanero… Continue reading #24 Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin – the fire breathing dragon of the beer world