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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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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: silverking on 03-14-2013)
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New York

3/5  rDev -0.3%

08-16-2014 22:47:26 | More by mpmckenn
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

07-09-2014 23:55:18 | More by mpalestino
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South Carolina

3.16/5  rDev +5%

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"

04-08-2014 01:26:12 | More by chinchill
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-06-2014 13:18:03 | More by kylehay2004
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

03-01-2014 00:21:55 | More by BradT
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-19-2014 20:13:53 | More by MLFrank
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

10-01-2013 22:12:22 | More by Zach136
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3.4/5  rDev +13%

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.

08-11-2013 20:11:49 | More by Maho
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Alberta (Canada)

2.19/5  rDev -27.2%

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.

08-08-2013 00:50:57 | More by biboergosum
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

07-22-2013 20:51:03 | More by Erice78
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

07-17-2013 23:05:11 | More by pheelingIt
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

07-12-2013 16:57:10 | More by justinm4bama
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

06-12-2013 23:47:55 | More by ninaturner
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

06-01-2013 00:40:05 | More by bigred89
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3.39/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

05-26-2013 16:46:03 | More by shand
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2.25/5  rDev -25.2%

05-17-2013 08:05:29 | More by beernads
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

04-26-2013 00:02:16 | More by Thedrizzle
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-16-2013 01:12:15 | More by Antonius08
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

04-10-2013 12:01:11 | More by Bromine
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2.88/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

03-14-2013 23:20:07 | More by silverking
Shawshank's Injunction Pale Ale from The Fat Cat Beer Company
74 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.