Deuchars IPA - The Caledonian Brewing Company
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Reviews by DoctorStrangiato:
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured a 500-ml can into a pint glass.
Appearance - pours a lazy, golden colour with plenty of carbonation and very little head.
Smell - deep aromas of caramel-toffee and roasted malt, more than what I'd expect from the colour. Not a lot of hop presence in the smell and I'm curious if this will live up to the IPA style name.
Taste - a pretty neutral start, then a decent malt falbour profile emerges together with an apple- and pear-esque retreat into acidity, after which a subtle, yet assertive hoppiness brings up the end.
Mouthfeel - things are pretty passive at first and then there is a pretty steep intensification of activity. Not really smooth or even.
Drinkability - this is far from offensive but I would definitely look in other directions first for a decent IPA.
Serving type: can
07-19-2009 00:07:03 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
500ml bottle into chalice at the Millenium Hotel in Reading, on the recommendation of the bartender kid. Best before 2/28/15!
Poured without much head. Thick chill haze across the deep copper body. Just skim film and no lacing ... Looks heavier than the ABV
Aroma is of a rich, yet dull floral nature - think old flowers in the vase. Very nutty - walnuts, in particular. Somewhat bready, too, toward the end.
MF is dirty and relatively rich... Drinks like a bigger beer. Some earth left on the palate. Flavors are full of roses, and old citrus. Leafy, herbal quality is high.
Overall, this has tons of flavor for a 4.4% beer... English IPAs are not everyone's "cup of tea", but this one is an authentic must-try from Scotland to help understand them.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2014 19:57:42 | More by BeerImmediately
Deuchars IPA from The Caledonian Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.