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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Fat Cat Beer Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by silverking on 03-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
7
Avg:
2.97
pDev:
16.84%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +51.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.46/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

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Photo of shand
3.41/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of Maho
3.39/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

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3.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.19/5  rDev +7.4%
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"

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3/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of silverking
2.92/5  rDev -1.7%
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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2.9/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.9/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

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