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


on tap

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cask: Regular.
CAMRA Supreme Champion 2002.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strings (377) - Sydney, - JUN 29, 2009
Draft in Edinburgh. Pretty good. Mild but satisfying taste, suitably rich with a very pleasant finish. Creamy head reminded me of KIlkenny. Irish ale meets IPA.

Mishnok (302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Pint from cask. I found the taste to be a bit caramel and biscuity. Sweet malts and not a patch on the fruity IPAs currently available from small breweries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Cask. Gold in colour. Hoppy, lemon-citrus bitter. Some caramel malt. Good hop/malt balance. Nice bitterness. Long dry bitter finish. Sessionable. OK. (2008)

Wixie (589) - BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2017
Clear golden liquid, average head. Aroma of yeast, with a tiny hint of hops. Light body, no carbonation. Taste is a bit bitter.

pitch992 (217) - SLOVENIA - JAN 2, 2017
On tap in an Edinburgh pub. Aroma of gentle fruit, biscuit, some herbal notes. Appearance: pale, slightly hazy, good white head with ok retention. Taste is low bitter and low sweet, more biscuit and low fruitiness, some dough. light body, slick feel, soft carbonation, finish is medium long and barely leaves any bitterness. Overall a very gentle "IPA" that is less hoppy and less bitter than most of todays pale ale’s. The beer is a bit watery but probably does appeal to a wide audience.

Hopverdju (1266) - BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2016
Goudblond tot amberkleurig bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: hoppig, den, C-hops? Smaak: Licht bitter, fruitig. Lichte koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter. Licht dorstlessend bier, maar IPA? Nu ja, als de brouwer het zo vermeld, wie zijn wij om het anders te vermelden of we er nu mee akkoord gaan of niet.

stevoj (5036) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Draft at the Marquis of Wellington. Listed as I P S, in RB ad a bittersweet, smells like vinegar. Taste improved it, only slightly. If tasting this blind, I would have guessed a sour gone wrong. Cidery, tart, sour. What were they thinking.

sir__v (2629) - FRANCE - AUG 31, 2016
On cask @ Oran Mor, Glasgow - UK. Color: clear amber beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel malt and small resin hint. Taste: light body with caramel malt balanced with resin hops. High attenuation, quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: resin and caramel. Bitterness.

chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2016
From a cask at the Drovers Inn in the Scottish Highlands. Golden body with excellent clarity and lacing with a terrific, creamy head. Mild aroma dominated by sweet malts. Hops slightly dominate the malts in the mildly bitter flavor. Excellent soft mouthfeel.

Taboada (1345) - Compostela (Galiza), - AUG 18, 2016
Cask tasted at the Ensign Ewart, Edinburgh on the August 10th 2016. Golden to amber colour with a thick white head. Aroma of apples, light malty and unripe fruit. Apple taste, sour notes, very light hoppy. Flat carbonation and light aftertaste. Next one please!

The_Osprey (7984) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2016
Cask HP at The Crosse Keys London as Caledonian Deuchars IPA, 3.8%. Light amber orange, still and clear with a small ring of white foam. Aroma is thin apple, papery, touch of soap, lemonade shandy. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is apple, soft malt, white bread and toasted plain crumpet, some shandy, musty damp flannel finish. Just ok. Could drink pints reluctantly.

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