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


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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Filtered bottle and can.
Solid gold colour with a firm, smooth body. Has a dry, delicate hop finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bitter? Ratebeer, hang your heads. This is a classic IPA in the tradional sense. Scotlands IPA royalty. A Scottish/British IPA not an American one, which are amazing in their own right but a different category. This one is golden, smooth, subtle and not in your face like modern interpretations but drink and love. The bitterness overrides the malts and sweetness (classic IPA, not bitter). Another great simple beer with nostalgic character and history. Here reserved for you to drink the classic style of IPA. Like Belhaven 80, a true Scottish classic. Like a little black dress, fish and chips, VW Golf and The Rolling Stones, dependable good beer. Keep it up Caledonian, its a classic. Why is it so different on cask though? Great beer too but very different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle, on Skye. Pours clear and light amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is grassy, hay, light malt, floral, some pleasant character from aroma hops. Flavour is light malt, lightly fruity, a little sweetness but a slightly buttery texture. Not bad, enjoyable enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (11633) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours light orange, nose is light fruit, buttery, taste is similar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (2519) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours a clear amber color, topped with an average white head. A mild malty aroma, not much else there. A mildly sweet taste, some caramel and slighht bittery finish. Enjoyable and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LED40 (110) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Faint hints of cereal on the nose with malts and hops. Appearance is amber brown with a thin white head. Taste is pleasant and very mellow with malts, biscuit and caramel flavour notes present. The mouth feel is very smooth and velvety with limited carbonation. Overall a very sessionable beer that is not very complex but enjoyable to drink all the same.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Outlaw_Si (16) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Malty aroma with some earthy, grassy hops. Taste pretty much follows but with the initial malt overshadowed by the dank grass and earthiness. Pretty well balanced beer. Sweet-ish with a nice bitter finish but a bit too musty for me. Medium-light carbonation and medium-light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (13309) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from a Tesco. It pours clear golden amber with a small white head. The nose is soft, malt-forward, bread, toasty grain and soap. The taste is crisp, lightly bitter, bread, grass, floral and lemony soap with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Simple and not much doing. I prefer the cask version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
k0mpsa (2615) - Tuusula, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle at archerfield golf club, scotland. Clear deep golden color, small white head. Aroma is malty, hint of fruits. Taste is mainly malts, nice crispy hoppy notes, some fruits also.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1398) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tedvard (31) - - JUL 6, 2014
See: Golden yellow. One finger white frothy head. Smell: Grapefruit, hint of sweet passion fruit. Grassy hops. Taste: Mellow. Pine at the end of the mouth, malty nuttiness at the beginning. Well balanced, hint of sweetness but subtle bitterness cuts through. Pallet: Medium carbonation. Short hoppy finish. Light body. Very refreshing, very drinkable and very pleasant flavours. Mixture of malty sweetness and delicate, subtle hops.

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