Magic City is an American Pale Ale by Wynwood Brewing Company whose orange-flavored, balanced palate features double-dry-hopped Mosaic.

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Magic City is an American Pale Ale that’s brewed by Wynwood Brewing Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a tulip pint glass from a 12 oz. can.

What You Need to Know

Magic City is a Springtime seasonal that showcases a heaping dose of double dry-hopped Mosaic to deliver its orange-citrus flavors.

Appearance

This Pale pours a very clear copper hue and is topped by an inch-thick, dense cap of cream-colored foam that shows good retention. The head’s reduction leaves behind gobs of residue on the glass.

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Aroma

The aroma is bright and fruity with a scent of sweet oranges. There’s an air of flowers in the mix as well.

Flavor

A taste of baked bread leads the palate and transitions to a mild bite of orange-citrus hops that is rounded out with biscuit and caramel.

Label art for the Magic City by Wynwood Brewing Company

Label art for the Magic City by Wynwood Brewing Company

Mouthfeel

The feel has a slight grain with a medium body and matching carbonation. The finish is relatively dry with a less-than-moderate astringency.

Overall

Magic City presents well enough, and its aroma, while short lived, is pleasant enough as well. The palate leans towards its malty base, making it a brew that ought to appease to most palates. But the hop flavor therein is still enjoyable. The feel is line with style expectations and lends itself to be easily consumed.

Overall, Magic City ticks the boxes one expects from an APA, and is pretty standard fare for the style. That being said, there’s still a lot to like with this easy-drinking brew.

Recommended Pairings

Wynwood Brewing recommends leicester cheddar, pizza, and Mexican food as pairings with their Magic City Pale Ale.

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