Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Produced for the North American market.
Production moved from Fountain to John Smiths in December 2004, then to Bedford in late 2011 following the acquisition of the McEwan’s and Younger’s brands by Wells & Youngs from Heineken.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CanIHave4Beers (4027) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2008
A plesant enough bitter, with a bit of brown sugar sweetness. Certinally not anything that I would be used to calling an India Pale Ale.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 IPA? Not even close. IPAs are one of my fav’s and this has got to be the worst one I’ve had.. This had a dark brown body, a little heavy, with a fairy thick head and a decent amount of lace. The color looks nothing like an IPA. It tastes more like a Brown Ale as well. Hops? Hardly any. Are they sure they put the right label on this? Wow. Somewhat smooth, but not a fan of the flavor at all. A scotchy malt flavor is the best way I can describe it. Or a milder version of their Scotch Ale, which I found disgusting. Maybe I’ll get it again in a year or so to see what I think then.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrStitch (137) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle. Pours brown in color with a one finger head. Aroma is malt and a hint of hops. Flavor was light for an IPA, it had a nice bitter quality to it though. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Thanks jcwattsrugger. A brown pour with hints of red. Malt and brown sugar without much hops on the nose. Medium sweet on the front with a bit of sweet on the finish. Very thin and watery carbonation is ok. Very average beer that doesn’t seem like an IPA I found it drinkable. What do you know it wasn’t an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
The color is rather dark and the flavour has a good bitterness from the beginning. Then it has a brief watery feeling that is followed by notes of malt, heather and honey. I wasn’t impressed by this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: McEwan’s IPA
Date: 04/08/2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

dark amber, whispy head, sweet carael malt aroma and flavor, just a touch of bitterness in the finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2007
really not what we Americans would refer to as an ipa. semi sweet and malty/earthy. bitter and dry finish with a decent hop tingle. thinnish and stark. tastes dark but of what (could be many things).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Very middling. Ummmm, why is it called an IPA when it is very clearly (pun) a Bitter?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a small, clingy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of slightly aged toasty caramel malt but no noticable hops and a hint of tartness. Body starts semi-sweet and earthy with a hint of dark caramel and toasted malts, but with a thinner, more bitter and drier finish. Definitely nowhere near being an IPA, and even bland for a bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Deep amber with off-white head. Malty aroma laced with toffee, caramel, bread. The flavor is mostly sweet with a slight sourness/bitterness in the finish. Thin body and watery texture. Very little carbonation. Bland, quite forgettable.

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