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


on tap


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RATINGS: 418   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.

Heat99's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2001
If this is an IPA, then I’m Frank Sinatra. Tastes more like an almost flat pale ale. So far, McEwan’s has disappointed me at every turn. No head, No hops, No carbonation. Drink at your own risk.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hauxe (168) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2015
Rated from old notes. Starts off like a light British bitter, sweetens inexorably, until halfway through you feel like your drinking a flat soda with strong caramel notes. Unpleasant. Avoid this mess.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mrol (208) - - JUN 25, 2015
Red-orange-brown beer. Malty with caramel and roasted notes. Terrible smell and taste. Never more

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"not a huge fan of this one. i bought it out of respect for their scottish ale, which i like, but this one fell pretty flat. tame for an "ipa" by any sane person’s standards, boring to most."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2832) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Originally rated June 2004. 500ml can. Redish-brown with a nice lasting bubbly head. Very little aroma, very light carbonation. Bitter caramel taste with a smooth metallic finish. Like other mentioned, hard to take it as an IPA (more like an "English Brown Ale").

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gramity (1584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
Pours a surprisingly brownish color with a little bit of a head that quickly goes away. Aroma is weak and hard to pin down... Taste is a bit watery. Floral and nut flavors come through (weakly) followed by a bit of acid and a little hoppy bitterness. It feels like an IPA light or something.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (15194) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter. A bit light bodied. More sweet than bitter. 241004

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Absolutely the WORST IPA I have ever had. True, I was taking a chance with an IPA from Scotland. Chances are it was brewed when I was in grad school. Nose - that nauseating smell you got as a kid, going through your parents’ or grandparents’ liquor cabinet. Finish, cloyingly sweet. No bitterness, no flavor other than stale bay rum. Let me add - this dirtwater was drainpour. I would rather drink Bud, Coors or MGD than this shit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2010
A fairly average ale. Can’t really remember it but I did not think it was great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
I thought this beer was a little flat and tasteless. Pour is amber. Nose and taste is just not really there. Some citrus and spruce. Light caramels. Rated 11/22/02

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nisse666 (5557) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2009
1986-04-12, Can, one of the first ones i tasted the first time I was over to Scotland. Nice then not so nice noe (flavor).

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