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Shawshank's Injunction Pale Ale - The Fat Cat Beer Company

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Shawshank's Injunction Pale AleShawshank's Injunction Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fat Cat Beer Company
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: silverking on 03-14-2013

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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 6
Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some citrus. Taste is definitely on the malty side, considerable sweetness, some light citrus as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while a bit light on the hops, is a decent beer.

Photo of chinchill
3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

fresh 12 oz can.
Confused(?) brewer's (or marketers. more likely) describe this as a kolsch style pale ale. huh? Well, it is something of a cross between the two, being lighter in both hoppiness and body than a typical APA.

Aroma: light citrus aroma.

Flavor: too weak for an APA.

Feel: too thin despite medium-high carbonation.

O: Marketing and the beer itself suggest "lawnmower beer"

Photo of Maho
3.39/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip glass. Pours a copper/amber hue with one inch of head that disappears quickly.

S - smells like bread and cooked fruit. I get a little banana and raisin. Not expected for an American Pale Ale.

T - immediate taste of bread maltiness. I detect sweet fruits immediately that lingers on the tongue. Even though the ABV is only 5.1 percent you can taste alcohol in this one. Leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste. Interesting overall.

M - low carbonation with medium mouthfeel.

O - overall I would drink this beer again. It is interesting. The style of this beer puts it in the same category as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Drifter Pale Ale both of which are hoppy in comparison to this offering. I was not expecting the flavor profile to be so malty. To me this beer taste more like a low ABV scotch ale or malty copper ale.

Photo of biboergosum
2.2/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

355ml can. Yet another contract brewing brand actually made by Minhas, of Monroe, Wisconsin. Cool-sounding name, though I can't really figure out what they mean by it.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, lazily bubbly ecru head, which leaves a few sparse streaks of wave splash lace around the glass as things quickly bleed away.

It smells of doughy, bready pale malt, astringent citrus and leafy hops, a generic orchard fruit blandness, and a further weedy mustiness. The taste is black pepper, vegetal, dead leafy hops, bland grainy pale malt, and rotting apples, with a wee hint of rubbing alcohol warming.

The bubbles are fairly inert, the body a so-so medium-light weight, and smooth in a pithy, tongue-scraping manner. It finishes off-dry, the apple mush brigade gaining points, in a game that nobody wins.

Another Minhas re-branding, another shell of a beer offering presented wholly otherwise. Nothing really APA-like about this one, just more brewery lager runoff masquerading as craft.

Photo of shand
3.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Shawshank's Injunction pours a hazy orange color with a large head that retains well. The aroma is bright and grainy, with strong citrus and watery malt. The taste is sweet and citrusy, with an adjunct-y tasting malt base. Not great, but not awful either. The mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated, and the drinkability is alright. Overall, Shawshank's Injunction really tastes like a more citrusy version of the normal Fat Cat Lager.

Photo of silverking
2.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A- Pours a nice amber with an off white head that fades to a thin layer of foam with nice lacing.

S- Malty, with hints of citrus and apples. Hop aromas are detectable if you look for them.

T- Malt up front with lemon peel. It has a sour malty funk to it, kinda wierd. there is a mildly bitter/sour hop presence in the finish. very strange.

M- Light and crisp with moderate amounts of prickly carbonation.

O- Very strange. I don't know what to think about this one.

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Shawshank's Injunction Pale Ale from The Fat Cat Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.