Injunctions are tricky things. On the one hand, they allow footballers to get away with dodgy stuff without being exposed, but on the other they can be used to keep good things secret for those in the know.
Luckily, Stone Injunction is the latter. One of Lymestone's best-kept secrets, this golden ale is as smooth and mellow as a Premier League footballer filing that injunction to a star-struck judge.
Blurring the lines between golden and pale ales, Stone Injunction combines biscuit malt and Simcoe hops to create a beer that's very sessionable and will leave you loose-lipped and at risk of being found in contempt.
There's a crisp, clean aroma from the bottle cap pop but also the biscuity malt base makes itself known with a bready scent. The pour is a delicious golden colour with a light, fluffy head that disspiates quickly.
The beer is medium bodied and not too dense, but it does sit heavy in the mouth which allows the melllow malt flavours and slight bitterness of the hops to fight it out for promience.
There's a bready flavour to it which balances it well and it has a slight sweetness too, if I was being snobby about it i'd say it was brioch-y. The aftertaste is a little bitter but no means overpowering, keeping it mellow right to the very end.
With a lazer-style scales and gavel on a dark green gradient background, you'd be forgiven for thinking this label is more like something out of the matrix than the courtroom. It's effective though, as is the bold white lettering and brewery logo across the front which makes it stand out.
The lime-green bottlecap on the brown bottle is a nice touch too and ties the label and lid together, no objection about this one; it's a case-closing beer.