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Deuchars IPA - The Caledonian Brewing Company

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Deuchars IPADeuchars IPA

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very good

170 Ratings

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 17
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewing Company visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
4.4% ABV in bottles and 3.8% in cask.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-28-2001)
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Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-17-2013 13:53:22 | More by innominat
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-04-2013 14:30:30 | More by sleazo
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United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +25%

07-14-2013 20:49:45 | More by Johnq1964
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-15-2013 17:17:20 | More by TheBeeraholic
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

05-23-2013 04:56:09 | More by flaz
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United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -47.4%

04-02-2013 17:39:05 | More by Pelicanrocks
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Hong Kong

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-29-2013 10:39:47 | More by tonton
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-15-2013 22:42:46 | More by napetry
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-27-2013 23:49:52 | More by WastedYouth
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Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 22:13:51 | More by mick303
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-28-2013 05:00:52 | More by alexworsnip
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-09-2012 20:24:51 | More by Hanglow
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-31-2012 23:09:30 | More by Dethklok
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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: cask

09-27-2012 13:20:57 | More by Tone
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2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: cask

09-26-2012 22:06:29 | More by ccrida
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-17-2012 20:44:59 | More by NilocRellim
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-22-2012 01:10:59 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two hand pulled pints in the excellent 'Queens Head' a small locals pub very close to Gretna Green in Scotland (9th June 2012).

Fresh and well kept: pale with a good full, staying head.

The aroma was all about hops and their smells: piney, citrusy, this was a fine smelling beer if you like your hops.

The taste also had a hop front, side and back: not overly so, but it just seems right. A lovely couple of pints and although I've not rated/reviewed this in cask form before it is in fact a beer I often drink when in the UK, be it in England or Scotland.

Serving type: cask

06-11-2012 20:40:59 | More by BlackHaddock
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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Deuchars IPA from The Caledonian Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.