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Salopian Automaton

Brewed by Salopian
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Shrewsbury, England
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath (1708) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11491) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12381) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (1040) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3054) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4552) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Really enjoyed this: cask half-pint at the 24th Shrewsbury CAMRA Beer Festival on 6th Nov 2014. Golden pour with a white cushion for a head. Not as citrusy as I expected, the flavours and aromas are there but subtle and controlled. The alcohol is well hidden by the depth of body and flavours. Got my vote as the beer of the festival.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (1108) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 27, 2014
Pours a dirty brown color, hazy, topped with small whit head. The aroma is very pleasant - citrusy hops, fruity notes. The taste starts fruity, followed by an extra pleasant and decent hoppy bitterness. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11888) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 11, 2014
Dunkel hopfiger, leicht fruchtiger Antrunk. Leichte Bitterkeit, vollmundig würzig. Konstante Hopfigkeit, geringe Alkoholnoten in der Nase. Gut! 12/11/12/12/11/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1516) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle from the shop at the pheasantry brewery. Gold with white head. Thick and fruity IPA with citrus and big hops. Easy to drink go and highly drinkable.

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