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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, citrus, sweet orange. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet orange, hoppy, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130814]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40160) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Bottled (backlog). Slightly hazy orangeish pale amber colour with a small off-white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is peach, apricot, some citrus, sweet malts and mild grassy notes. Flavour is citrus, grass, some floral notes as well as mild tropical fruits and some sweet malts to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
12th September 2013
Very hazy deep amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is softish and airy with fine carbonation. Creamy malt with notably sweet lactose. Floral hops and peachy tropical fruits and subtle grape. Semi dry finish with a mild bitter linger. Not bad, but too much sweet malt to be very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18087) - Göteborg, 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17163) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
On tap at Tap East. Hazy gold colour lasting thin white head. tropical hop aroma. Bit over carbonated. Some sweet mango and passion fruit. Lots of tropical fruit but also a bit too sweet and the over carbonation is too harsh and prickly. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (13677) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle [from Euro Santa 2015] @ home. Hazy orange color, some yeast residu floating in there, medium to full sized quite long lasting dense almost creamy off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some hops, orangepeel, fruitpeel bitter. Reminds me of brett in a way I don’t like it. Medium body, decent to medium carbonation. Hmm not my kind of IPA or my kind of hops perhaps. Too much orangepeel flavors and aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13611) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 16, 2015
Draught (Black Door, Helsinki)
Lovely fruity hop aroma - light. Alas a touch of sourness creeps in. Rich orange, beautiful spongy head. Taste is messy. Hops are aggressive, and there’s no balance. Messy. Salopian are one of my favourite real ale brewers, I normally expect sane use of hops, but they’ve just lost it in this one. This is below them.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13040) - 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.


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