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

bottled
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special - July 2013. Also available bottle conditioned.

Hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Riwaka and Galaxy. Brewed using malted barley and wheat. A surge of pine engulfs the palate while hints of orange and watermelon cascade across a dry and tempered bitter landscape. The finish is long and defined with a whisper of sweetness.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Exotic fruits, some caramel, complex hop flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (910) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
330ml bottle. Orange-brown amber colour, foam white head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of mango, peach, orange citrusy hop resin. Taste is caramel malt, juicy tropical fruits with grapefuit & pine bitterness. Soapy mouth feel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry lingering bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. Mmm, yummy hopfest in this one. Overcarbed though, but aside form this minor detraction an excellent tasting IPA with tons of citrus, tropical fruits and spicy pine notes. And that Nelson Sauvin lemonadey quality. Great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Lovely aroma, all sorts of fruits and the galaxy hop is definitely noticeable. If this beer was made by one of the "cool" breweries it would be even more popular.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3629) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Outstanding aroma - massive tropical beautifulness. Mouthfeel is fizzy like a mythical/historical tram journey down Narborough Road (Leics), conjured from black and white photographs in Fenwicks (Leics). The white art deco tram stop is still there - look for it. Great IPA. Salopian really are a top, top brewery these days. No bias here. They are outstanding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
330ml, Beer Gonzo. Intense aroma of..well, gelatinous confectionery, Cointreau, cats, mint leaf, grapefruit and grenadine syrup soft pungency. Dank old orange, fennel and Deep Heat impressions. Misted copper-orange piled with moussey froth. Soapy, pungent, orange marmalade flavour with peppery heat, husk, mint humbug and honey. Mellow honeyed bitterness finish with a nut husk linger. Salopian raising the bar and pushing my descriptors with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and peachy. Hoppy. Bitter and smooth fruity. Bitter, crisp hoppy, lingering fruity. Smooth fruity lingering into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1082) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
(Draught. Oliver Twist Stockholm). Lovely aromas of hops, fresh with notes of sweet tropical fruits such as mango and apricot. The taste is the same as the aroma, sweet tropical hops, but unfortunately the taste becomes a little off because of the lack of carbonation. So excuse me all "Real ale lovers" but I really think that carbonation would lift the flavors in this ale...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stumblor (64) - - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Smell is fresh citrus, resinous pine, lemon, apple and lychee. Taste is all modern IPA - pine, citrus, but with a bitter biscuit nuttiness too it that i guess comes from the malted barley. Wonderful combination of hops. Can’t wait to try more from this producer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2146) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a sligthly hazy, deep orange colored beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma of grapefruits, pine and other citrussy hoppy notes. Flavor is fairly bitter and poweful, despite reasonable low abv. Long, light bitter finish.


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