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Salopian Automaton

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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (95) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Murky gold beer with frothy white head. Citrus aromas, and massive pine flavours with citrus in the background. Really good beer, and makes a nice change from hop bomb IPAs. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anfractuosity (196) - - MAY 15, 2015
Sweet high alcohol. Very enjoyable beer.............................................

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueden (28) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
A bottle via beer52. Always like to see a beer with live yeast. No malt/hop balance just an overpowering hop taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (1610) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours amber with off white head. Well hopped but a little too boozy so a little hard work. Decent IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1743) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
Bottle from Appleyards Deli, Shrewsbury. Murky golden-amber with a thin white head. Good resinous mouthfeel. Pine up front then lots of citrus- sour lemon and grapefruit- followed by some mango and then a dirty, earthy bitterness to finish. Didn’t do it for me at all- I’m quite surprised by the high scores here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12090) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Gravity dispense at Craft 100, CBC Clapham, 02/04/15. Hazed golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is orange peel, earthy hop notes, tangerine, bread dough, straw. Taste comprises juicy hops, mango, bitter orange, straw, sweet notes, light mango shreds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
At Craft 100 150403. Hazy golden, small head. Hoppy bready aroma, bitter, caramel, citrus and raisins, malty flavor, bready, butter, citrus, grassy, some hay. A bit disappointing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1074) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Cask at The Cellar, Chester. Slightly hazy golden. Long-lasting white head. Aroma is a gorgeous tropical fruit cocktail. Slightly grassy too. Taste is equally juicy, fairly dry and only slightly bitter. It’s incredibly drinkable. This is exactly how I like my IPAs and it’s clearly in great form here.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ts743 (8) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
Bottle from Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. First time drinking since Shrewsbury CAMRA festival, still as delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle, thnx to minutemat for sending me this. Pours a murky blonde beer with a nice amount of bright white head on top. Aroma has pine needles, fresh citric touches and is really appealing. Almost like a West Coast IPA, so much citrus and pine influences are present in this beer. Flavor is moderately bitter, very citrussy again but has a slight bittersweet aftertaste. Nicely balanced, long, bitter aftertaste. Decent carbonation going, overall a nice IPA.


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