Stateside IPA - Saltaire Brewery Limited
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3.99/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pale orange with loose white webbing that goes fast but leaves some lace.
Resin, herbal, citrus nose.
A bit of biscuit and apricot cut by marmalade, some grass, and a bit of rough bitterness.
Baby aspirin finish and herbal linger.
Round, slight cling, light hinting at medium.
Cascade, Magnum, Summit and Galena - strange combo, only one pure aroma hop in there. Lots of bright orange - I suspect that's the Summit up front in judicial doses. Maybe too light, but nice to not OD on the crystal in the name of "balance".
Lives up to the name more than expected; respect to Saltaire.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 00:57:12 | More by StJamesGate
United Kingdom (England)
3.39/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2013. Picked up a little while back from Trembing Madness in York. Described on the label as an American-style IPA hopped with Cascade, Magnum, Summit and Galena hops.
Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear orange-amber hue with good carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a patchy surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of faint caramel malt with subtle hints of white grape, melon and citrus. A whiff of buttery diacetyl in the background. Lacklustre.
Tastes of mild caramel malt with a hoppy bitter finish. Notes of white grape, melon, grass, mild citrus, faint yeast esters and stewed hops. An unwelcome hint of diacetyl lurks in the background, followed by a surprisingly strident bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and faint butteriness.
Not bad, though drinkers of US IPAs would probably categorise this as more of a regular American pale ale. The aroma is unusually weak and doesn't give much away, but the flavour is a bit more robust with fruity notes and bitterness shining through. Body is OK. The only let-down is the diacetyl, which spoils the aroma/taste. Too bad Saltaire don't condition their bottles with live yeast - I suspect this would be better on cask. A decent attempt that is worth trying if you chance across it, but no need to seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2013 23:13:39 | More by jazzyjeff13
Stateside IPA from Saltaire Brewery Limited
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