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Salopian Automaton

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Brewed by Salopian
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Hadnall, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special - April 2013.Also available bottle conditioned.

Swathes of pine, lime. Hopped with Citra and Saaz. Brewed using malted barley and wheat. Contains live yeast.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
at_the_hop (109) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours fairly murky - not the prettiest. Nose is pineapple, lime and an undercurrent of dank hops. Pleasant grapefruit and white grape flavour with a long if somewhat straightforward bitter finish. Soft but with a vicious, almost moussey carbonation. Nice but have to admit I was expecting something outstanding which this is not.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2620) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle, BB 01.2017 (from beer gonzo). Pours hazy light golden brownish with whiteish head. The head stays, nice lacing. Aroma is intense fruits, citrus, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is sweet and bitter, very fruity, citrus, orange, grapefruit, apricot. Finish sweet tangerines and grapefruit-pine. Overall: very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (1519) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Keg at The Font, Manchester. A cloudy pale amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, some melon, slight apricot, a little caramel and subtle grassy, floral hops. Taste of grapefruit, melon, some orange, apricot, a hint of pine, a little lemon, lime, slight caramel and subtle grassy, floral hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A long, dry, citrusy, grassy hop bitterness in the finish. What a really well made IPA, really boozy and full of American and Czech hop bitterness. A huge grapefruit aroma. Enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (998) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle from minutemat, many thanks! Pours cloudy yellow/brown with a creamy white head. I suppose there was still quite some yeast in suspension when I poured. Lots of lime, orange, pear, pine, a bit doughy, caramel. Fairly sweet with a lingering bitter finish. Not the most complex, but a lovely creamy, mild but full flavoured IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2724) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2016
Cask at the National Winter Ales Festival, The Roundhouse, Derby, 2016. Gold pour with a white head. Apricot, peach and tangerine aroma. Flavours of tangerine, more apricot and peach. Booze laden mouthfeel. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (352) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2016
On cask at the Stockbridge tap. Pours clear Amber. Nose is green fruit and veg, hops. Taste is dough, earth and citrus fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAleMale (30) - Worcester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Excellent IPA from Salopian. In bottle from Saucy Pears. Fruity, strong and lovely! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
purpledragons (51) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
On cask at the Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury. Clear gold with a white head. A heady alcoholic aroma is immediately apparent. Some citrus (grapefruit) and orangey notes. Surprisingly easy to drink for its strength.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy golden color, bright white head. Nice aroma of orange peel and raw bread dough. Taste has bittersweet fruit, pine. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1789) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Clear medium amber with a large, frothy, mostly lasting, white head. Smells of hops, hay, caramel, with lots of citrus and pine. Super sweet taste with lots of hops, hay and flowers.


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