James Squire 150 Lashes | Malt Shovel Brewery

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Brewed by:
Malt Shovel Brewery
Australia
maltshovel.com.au

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vancurly on 08-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
29
Avg:
2.84
pDev:
22.89%
 
 
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Photo of pagriley
2.59/5  rDev -8.8%
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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Photo of evianIPA
1.03/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

345mL bottle best before 18/5/2015

"NEVER FORSAKE FLAVOUR"

errrmmmm...I think it should read

"WHERE THE FOOK IS THE FLAVOUR"

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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Photo of deade74
4.36/5  rDev +53.5%

Photo of deandob
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of newbeeraday
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of sonorb7
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Matthew_McConnell
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of pharmerdoc
2.5/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Dirtywaltzer80
3.16/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of emincems
3.16/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Bkeeb
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Sambosa
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Mosant
3/5  rDev +5.6%

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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Photo of cotaroba
4.25/5  rDev +49.6%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
2/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of jgspears
1.25/5  rDev -56%

Photo of djbx
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.05/5  rDev +7.4%
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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Photo of Mlivingston
3/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Teddy-Pickles
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of Ricardo_Rosa
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Gametym39
3.75/5  rDev +32%

James Squire 150 Lashes from Malt Shovel Brewery
2.84 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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