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

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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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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4022) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a cloudy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is big grass and nettles leading to a medium to strong bitter flavour, with a nice zesty red berry citrus palate, with some liqourice and malty notes. A super beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5029) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2013
33cl bottle cortesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin creamy white head. Hazy golden blond pour. Lovely smooth bitter aftertaste. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3485) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1305) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2098) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
Cask at Akkurat. Smooth maltyness, balanced citrus. Very drinkable brew, would never have guessed that it is almost 7%!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
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:-)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2013
Cask @ Akkurat. Sweet and fruity IPA with a low-medium bitterness in the finish. Notes of orange, toffee and grapefruit. Soft carbonation. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2433) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
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.


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