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Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Bitter
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Filtered bottle and can.
Solid gold colour with a firm, smooth body. Has a dry, delicate hop finish.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcdGris (3) - Tarbert, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2005 does not count
one of Scotlands top beers. more easy to find on the East coast than the West as a draught but nationally available in bottles. Canned variety probably not quite so good.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
holliersteve (25) - ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2009
What a fantastic beer. Great taste, smooth , and oh so drinkable. Well done to this scottish brewery. This beer is true magic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBopper1965 (13) - ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2002
Amazing hoppy zing. Smells glorious. Taste like Angels dancing on your tongue ;)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
imdownthepub (11476) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2003
Having bought the case for a tenner, spent last night at a party having a session of them. Hop flowers to the fore with a zingy citrus note. The whole thing is very drying to the palate into the 4th/5th bottle, leaving you wishing for sweetness. Better in cask than pasteurised, but note, no hangover. imdownthepub

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (991) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2014
Aroma: Hops: Medium-light,Musty, earthy hops, Malt: Light caramel, biscuit Appearance: Clear, light copper body. Medium, fizzy, off-white head. Good retention. Flavour: Malt: Light Caramel. Hops: medium-light earthy/musty. Well balanced, slightly towards malty sweetness initially, but then gives a hoppy/bitterness in the finish. Dry finish. Orange zest Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Dry finish Overall: A flavourful IPA, without the aggressive, over the top hops or bitterness. Very enjoyable. Something to drink in large volumes. 500ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 14A. English IPA

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Not as aggressively hopped as a USIPA but fair amount of citrus and grapefruit in the finish. Doesn’t bite, goes down fairly smoothly. A Scottish/Cask brewed alternative. Top class in its own right as Scotland doesn’t need a crisp bitter biting thirst quenching USIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
A top quality IPA - lots of initial hops that give way to a balance with maltiness. Long and rather tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2004
From the bottle come this surprisingly splendid bronze brew with a dry lightly scented raspberry aroma and a mild peach hop aftertaste. It’s better than you think.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martin243 (911) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
500ml Bottle from B&M. Served cool. Pours dark gold and clear with a thin white head. Muscavado in the aroma. Taste is bitter and refreshing. I get citrus and a piney resin note, and some astrigency in the finish. I find it quite moreish. ABV suits the style, the alcohol is present, but not overwhelming, I would happily while away a summer afternoon with a few of these.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3520) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Dobre IPA ze Szkocji. Aromatyczne pachnace roznymi chmielami. Piana najpierw ladnie sie tworzy lecz wyksztalca sie srednia i szybko opada. Kolor zloty. Chmielny aromat tego szkockiego piwa jest dosc wyrazny, w degustacji dominuje takze chmiel oraz posmak skoszonej i zasuszonej trawy.


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