yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
imdownthepub (9202) - 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.
Leighton (8751) - 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.
rlgk (8508) - Skövde, 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!
DruncanVeasey (6642) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
deanso (4155) - 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.
johndoughty (3549) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with a medium head that took some time to dissipate. Flowery with a slightly bitter finish. Pleasant, refreshing and classy.
DanielBrown (3499) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BlackHaddock (2931) - 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.