Salopian Brewery Automaton (7%)

AutomatonAnother little bottle of brilliance from Salopian, hopped with Citra and Saaz, Automaton is a big juicy IPA.
Pouring a honey gold witha  feisty foaming head, the smell is citrus rind and jelly sweets.
As you know I’m not a big fan of Citra, but here it’s held in check just enough by the Saaz that adds a spicy, sappy leafiness to the huge lemon peel and grapefruit pip hit that lurks in every corner of this beer.
Underpinning all this hoppy magic is a plump round marshmallow, burned at the edges and going all gloopy over a crunchy brown breadstick.
The finish is long, dry and crisp, and layered with a passion flower and heather honey bitter sweetness that just makes you want to go back for more.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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