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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
CAMRA Supreme Champion 2002.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
1 pint. Bright golden colour and a medium-sized white head. Nose with bright acidic citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is also quite acidic with crisp malts and a little acidicty from hops. Not sure if this one is off or not, but it is very unlike other cask-ales. But quite distinctive with its acidic edge. Will have to try another sample.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2006
cask at Royal Oaks York: much nicer on cask than from the bottle. aroma was very floral. the most I’ve ever had the pleasure of smelling. nice fruity taste. tons of citrus type flavors, and niec malt background. medium palate. nice drink. cheers

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - SEP 30, 2006
Cask, Clachnaharry, Inverness. Took a while to get this beer poured and took an age to clear. Lots of carbonation and attractive lacing. The aroma is extremely herbal, almost skunky, which caries through the flavour also. Not too bitter. Very refreshing with a fairly thin mouthfeel. Light malt throughout. Long mellow finish. A good session beer - would definitely try again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 Cask at Salisbury. Clear golden with a small-medium white head. Aroma is a walk in the park, earthy, grassy and tree leaves. Malt flavour is tree branches and the hops have a nice forestry character. Mild-medium bitterness. Very lively carbonation by casks standards. This is a rather common and very popular cask beer in England and I can understand why. I can’t say the same about their boiled beef.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2006
Cask at the Pen and Parchment, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Golden with a small off white head. Malty aroma and a hoppy taste, fresh and sweet. Not very bitter. Enjoyed it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Cask, Handpump @ Bamuda Treangle . Golden colour with a small white head. Malty, floral hop aroma and a bitter dry hop taste. Medium body with a sweet bitter dry finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (15940) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2006
Cask@Northern Bar, Edinburgh. Pale yellow, good creamy head. A bit sticky harsh hoppy nose. Mild, even a bit sweet flavor. In the finish some grassy hoppyness. Not much IPA. (To be rerated).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 24, 2006
This is an absolutely lousy IPA. It is a rather nice bitter, but no one who has ever tasted an appropriately hopped IPA would confuse this with one. And if you are brewing a bitter, what is the possible good of calling it an IPA?! Some brewer needs a dope slap. On to the notes... <!-- br --> <!-- br -->Cask at the Eagle & Child. Pale copper with a small layer of fine white foam. Lots of ripe fruit in the aroma, a little minty. Very clean and bright. Pleasant mouthfilling fruity yeast character, lively and interesting. A touch of toasted grain in the finish. Nice soft palate with a balanced sweetness. A very pleasant bitter. One thing lacking? Enough hops to make it an IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
Pint at the Forth in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Creamy thin head. Clear golden color. Almost no carbonation. Grapefruit taste. Dry ending. Refreshing. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Gold body with a thin white head. Bland aroma and taste, not really and detectable hops. How is this an IPA?


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