Deuchars IPA - The Caledonian Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +6.6%
500 mL w freshness date. Poured into a pint glass, produced a nice huge white head, good retention and really solid lacing. Colour is a bright amber gold, slight carbonation. Really good looking beer.
Smell is a pleasantly sweet maltiness, combined with a slightly herbal hoppiness. Some grapefruity citrus and mineral notes. There is quite a bit of underlying complexity, but you have to work at it, doesn't jump out of the glass.
Taste is an initial mineraly hoppyiness with a bit of an underlying floral note. Some sweet citrus, malt is pretty tired and in the background. Roast bread. Maybe a light floral aspect, pretty good at constraining the sweetness. Some interesting flavours develop. Finishes quite full, subtle citrus pine, more malty.
Mouthfeel at first feels overly light, but has a nice light sweet body, a bit sticky on the finish but altogether crisp. Quite refreshing and highly drinkable.
This develops interesting, wasn't thrilling initially, but afterwards it has much more richness and more complexity going on. Really nice to drink though, good session ale. A nice example of an english IPA that has some cool things going on.
01-29-2013 22:13:51 | More by mick303
3.6/5 rDev -5.3%
Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of earthy malt, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, and citrus hops. Fits the style of an English IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with low carbonation. Tastes of earthy malt, slight pale malt, hint of sweet malt, and citrus hops. Overall, good appearance, feel, and blend.
09-27-2012 13:20:57 | More by Tone
2.83/5 rDev -25.5%
On cask at the Thirsty Bear in London, Deuchars IPA is dark gold with a small bubbled head leaving no lace.
Smell is earthy, and sweet fruit, lychee.
Taste is odd, there is a strong, over-ripe fruit, a strong after taste of what I assume are esters, with a firmy bitter aftertaste. A touch metallic too, gives it an unpleasantly sharp finish.
Mouthfeel is light, slick.
Drinkability isn't too high for me with the aftertaste. A below average English IPA.
09-26-2012 22:06:29 | More by ccrida
Deuchars IPA from The Caledonian Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.