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James Squire 150 Lashes - Malt Shovel Brewery

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 20.74%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: vancurly on 08-19-2011

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Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 24
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2.89/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.59/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

On tap at SYD Qantas lounge - not sure how long the keg has been on
- pale straw thin white head with some lacing. Slightly cloudy - looks decent
- Hints of tropical fruit with a brief waft of cardboard... not a good sign
- Oh dear... Not much going on at all. Very little hop and malt going on - watery as it gets for an ale. As it warms a bit I get hints of the tropical fruit, but also some off flavors competing.
- Too much carbonation, which given the rest of the body and flavor might not be the worst thing - at least it is refreshingly bright and light

Overall, I guess if you get it cold enough you could happily knock back a few - a bit of a gateway ale I guess to get the macro crowd to try craft, but honestly nothing I am keen to ever revisit. Glad it was free, and I doubt I will ever bother to revisit - pretty forgettable.

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1.03/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

345mL bottle best before 18/5/2015


errrmmmm...I think it should read


The marketers suggest this is an "Australian-style cloudy pale ale" but it's hardly cloudy, and whilst the suggested aromas of citrus and passionfruit could indeed suggest this is a New World ale, however this has ended up in the English Pale Ale section of Beeradvocate, most likely because those aromas are nowhere to be found.

A - Pale urine. I guess you could say the colour is watery gold. Rocky head dissipates quickly.

S - Pale malt and possibly acetaldehyde and diacetyl.

F - ???? Vegemite, apples, cardboard.

M - Medium full with lots of carbonation and soft bitterness.

O - I'll take a VB, or 150 actual lashes.

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4.36/5  rDev +45.8%

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2.88/5  rDev -3.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.16/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

I've had more than a case of this beer in 330ml bottles.
Appearance: pours very light clear champagne colour, not typical of the proposed style being noted on BA as English style pale ale. The bottle calls it an Australian cloudy pale. It is lighter in colour than a Cooper's Pale and much less cloudy.
Aroma: nice malty aromas, not much hop floral notes detected.
Flavour: clean and refreshing taste, a good summer session beer, not heavy and very approachable. Not much bitterness and more appeal to mass market drinkers.
Overall: You will find this on tap in many mainstream pubs and venues indicating its popular appeal as mass market beer but offering a bit more variety and flavour compared to standard draught beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +42.1%

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2/5  rDev -33.1%

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1.25/5  rDev -58.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Another pale ale in Australia. The beer arrived a dark yellow ale-like color with wispy white foam. Biscuit malt, slightly toasted, with some tropical fruit and a little bitterness in the noise. A little flat on the palate as the malt flashes by. The hops are are more lemony citrus as opposed to bitter at the end. OK as far as Aussie pale ales go.

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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James Squire 150 Lashes from Malt Shovel Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.