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

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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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.


ralphdot's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
ralphdot (1034) - Billingham, Durham, - NOV 18, 2012
4.4% gold colour with a nice head, hop aroma and taste, lovely on a warm afternoon.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
realadam (128) - HUNGARY - AUG 10, 2016
I really liked this beer, itís not too bitter (only the finish) and is very refreshing. The aroma is pretty hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abarthman (1) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
A solid session IPA - light, hoppy and tasty. Brewery is almost next door to me, so it has been a long time favourite of mine that I use as the benchmark for judging other IPAs. Widely available in most shops and supermarkets in Scotland, so it is a perfect fall-back when there is nothing more exotic or interesting available. A perfect ale for introducing lager drinkers to the world of real ales.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle at a restaurant in Edinburgh. pours a clear orange with some frothy, white head. Nose is pleasant, orange, light tangerine, some soap, some herbs, a little bit of honey sweetness. Flavor is orange, light biscuit, some marmelade, a little honey, some mild grasses. Dry finish.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Steffan (58) - WALES - JUL 15, 2016
Fresh fruity aroma, head that dissipates quickly leaving plenty of lacing. A murky dark yellow hue. Medium bitter taste like well a bitter in fact and too much yeast, not an IPA, tastes like a sticky sweet fuggles bitter . A most confused drink. Not to try again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Bottle at Henley Festival, 6th July 16. Pours a dark amber. Aroma gives some sweetness and some hops. Taste has hops, come bitterness, quite rounded. Not bad

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickel (996) - - JUN 28, 2016
Interesting aroma of flowers and honey. Taste is weak for american ipa and rather typical for british: low bitterness, tart, strong malt component

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend, medium sample. Clear amber color, short frothy head. Aroma of caramel and toffee, slight fruity notes. Soft bitter in taste, caramelly sweetness, bit toffee, some toast. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sorintanase1 (1) - ROMANIA - MAY 12, 2016 does not count
itís got that thing that makes you want to drink another one after youíve finished the first. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1320) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 9, 2016
Clear amber color with white head. Aroma has earthy hops and a good amount of underlying, bready malts. Taste starts well balanced between the malts and hops, bready and earthy. Finishes bitter and earthy. Light body with a nice minerality specific to British beers. Really easy drinking and refreshing but itís doesnít pack very much flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eduardovl (1354) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2016
500ml bottle served in its own pint glass. Pours a clear dark orange color. Nose is a mix of caramel and resin. Toffee, caramel malts, resin in the mouth too. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Strong British character. Light body. Medium to low carbonation. Caramel and resin in the aftertaste. Medium drinkability. Classic British bitter made in Scotland.


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