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Saltaire Empress IPA

Brewed by Saltaire
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Shipley, England


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Occasional.
Originally in March & April 2012. Reappeared in February 2012.

Traditional English pale ale with good malt base, strong bitterness and the marmalade citrus flavours of the Golding hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (951) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2016
Sweet sugary aftertaste decent looking quaff able if unexciting pint from the flying horse

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2634) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Cask Union rooms batley cloudy toffee colour with a good toffee head good lace. Malty stains taste same quite sweet decent hoppy finish!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2016

Cask (handpump) @ High Cross (JDW), 103-105 High Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, England LE1 4JB.

[ As Saltaire Empress IPA ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, fruity malt, biscuit malt, light to moderate hoppy, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, fruity, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20160221]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (6336) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
Cask pint in Victoria Station Wetherspoons on 9th Feb 2016. Light amber body, weak white head. Decent blend of flavours with the citrus notes from the hops just about dominating the slightly sweet, light malts in both the aroma and taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Don2711 (384) - - FEB 17, 2016
Aroma nothing special. However nice golden brown appearance with thin head. Taste good with citrus flavours and slight caramel. Good bite on the palate. All in all quite acceptable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Cask at the Crosse Keys (JDW), City of London. Straw in colour with a loose white head; grassy aroma; oily body with some resinous hops and citrus; and a clean crisp finish. Rather unexciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (4059) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Cask@Lychgatetavern, Wolverhampton. Amber colour small frothy head. No aroma to speak of. Taste is citrus and spice. Quite a dry finish. Good on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pouts clear, light yellow with a fine, white foam head. Dirty hay aroma, pale malts. Light sweet flavour with lightly toasted pale malts, dry citrus, hints of toasty grass. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Light bitter finish, mild dirt and hay, hints of dry lemon. Very pleasant golden ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2012
Half pint by hand pump at Duck & Drake. Clear golden-brown body, diminishing beige head. Smell of caramel malts and dried fruits. Fruity caramel to the taste buds, notes of red orange. Twist of dark bitter ending. Pleasant (Leeds, 12.07.2012).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
Cask at Post Office Vaults, Birmingham
Hazy light amber color. The aroma is light. Some simple flavor of caramel, lightly papery and dusty. Correct bitterness. Missing any freshness or depth.

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