deanso (4507) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle cortesy of and shared with JMGreenUK.
Thin creamy white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Lovely smooth bitter aftertaste. Very nice.
BlackHaddock (3166) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-pulled at the 22nd Festival At The Edge on weekend of 20-21 July 2013; I had plenty because I was working the bar!
Very hoppy brew, even for a Salopian Brewery’s beer (and no hints of lemon/sour citrus notes).
Golden, clean and bright: on top a fairly thin, but full white covering.
Bitter, pine hop nose and taste: the Nelson Sauvin, Riwaka and Galaxy hops blending well together to produce a crisp, tangy hop flavoured beer. I really took to it, as did many of the festival goers.
Good body depth, with the hops hiding the 6.9% ABV very well indeed. My usual sweet toothed preference for maltier brews was impressed with this drier, hoppier beer.
imdownthepub (9449) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at The Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury. Gold with white head. Nicely bitter IPA, lots of fruity notes, dry, grapefruit, pineapple. There is an alcohol dryness that does dominate after a while. Pretty good.
minutemat (740) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Bottle fresh from the Salopian brewery. A creamy bottle rim on opening, the extreme hoppy mix of grapefruit pine & mango really tickles the nose as you take the first tentative sip. Its essentially a bitter brew, sharp on the senses with sweeter mandarin elements coming through the further in you go. Another impressive addition to the Salopian roster although Automation is winning at this point.
finol (1951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Akkurat.
Smooth maltyness, balanced citrus. Very drinkable brew, would never have guessed that it is almost 7%!
rlgk (9034) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy golden/apricot beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Lovely fruity hop aroma, pine apples, passion fruit, grapes, floral notes, caramel, citrus, clementines, fresh hops. Hoppy pine apple flavor, passion fruit, mango, fruit cocktail, grassy notes, lovely hoppy fruitiness. Very full bodied to be a cask. Caramel finish with pine apples, mango, clementines, floral notes and some grape fruit. Wonderful!
Aniela (2300) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Deep amber, a bit hazy beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Sweet nice fruitiness and hoppy flavour. A really nice beer:-)
hirigalzkar (2083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Akkurat. Sweet and fruity IPA with a low-medium bitterness in the finish. Notes of orange, toffee and grapefruit. Soft carbonation. Very drinkable.
RichTheVillan (1966) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; light amber pour with loose white head, piney hop aroma, big fruity taste tangerine, citrusy a touch of pineapple a bit earthy, decent bitterness, backed up beautifully by bready malts, been impressed with the recent Salopian trilogy this Vertigo and Automoton.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the very impressive Cotteridge Wines. Pours mostly clear, bright and deep gold with a large, frothy white head. Dry tangerine in the nose, some light pine, orange. Light to medium sweet flavor with tangy citrus fruits, ripe melon, a bit of sweet pale bread, decent bitter pine needles. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous and piney to finish, further tangy tangerine notes, touches of doughy bread, good balancing sweetness. A really nice effort from Salopian.