Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: American Pale Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask; Special - November 2008.
Made entirely with hops grown in the United States. A golden beer stacked with interesting hop aromas and well-balanced, malty-bitter flavours.
Hops: Chinook, Willamette, Mount Hood

Graham77's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (412) - - JUL 19, 2013
Cask. Very refreshing American style pale ale. Smooth head and golden coloured ale. A nice example of the form.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Om tap at Berts bar. Appearance - golden with a slim head. Not much carbonation. Nose - lemon and elderflower possibly even fennel. Taste - crystalised lemon with a mountain herb thing going on. Most unusual. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly dry zingy finish. Overall - not in my opinion an American pale ale but whatever it is I did actually find it fairly agreeable. I wonder what yeast was used here as it brought out a lot of sweet tang in the hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
batneil (602) - - SEP 16, 2013
Slightly carbonated in the American style. Pale golden colour, without much head. Somewhat watery taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (3931) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
Cask@the imperial, walsall. Golden amber beer with medium head and a touch of lacing. Aroma of pale malts. Taste is sweetish malts, grain and a hint of peppery hops. Very dull beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (5902) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Cask at the Bird in Hand, Knowl Hill. Straw with a ring of white head; malty aroma; soft sweet grainy body with some jammy malts; then an indistinct dusty bitterness. Not good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JohnS1704 (12) - SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2013
I should have know better than to believe Caly had at last discovered some hops in a corner if the brewery. This is a close to an American IPA as I am to a knighthood. The usual Caly malt, a bit of bitterness and that’s about it. Bog standard bitter like just about all of their output. Has the head brewer never tasted Jarl or Island Hopping or Trade Winds? Does he know what hops are?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6631) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
Cask (SRAF 2013) - Golden in colour. Sulphuric aorma with a hint of apricot. Peach, sultanas and a hint of grapefruit in the taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RichTheVillan (6291) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2013
Cask at Bishop Vesey; cloudy amber pour with white head, some fruit aroma mostly biscuity malts in the taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Crown & Thistle Rockcliffe Carlisle. Looks nice but whatever US hops they used have been obliterated by Caley’s overpowering cloying caramel flavour. Nothing much wrong with the beer, but a missed opportunity.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2013
Cask at sraf. Golden with thin ring of white head. Aroma of diacetyle, sweat, caramel. Biscuity taste with stale piss. Sweet and flat. Garbage.

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