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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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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 (35735) - 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 (31651) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , 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 (11674) - 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 (11349) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10586) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7221) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Wine Cellar, Sanderstead. It pours cloudy golden-amber with a thick white head. The nose is fresh, peachy, tangerine, mango, passion fruit, creamy, faint spice and marmalade. The taste is bitter-sweet, orange, tangerine, grapefruit zest, passion fruit, earthy, light alcohol and resin, with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Very nice orange citrus. Pretty impressive stuff from Salopian.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5620) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4808) - 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!


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