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Deuchars IPA - The Caledonian Brewing Company

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Deuchars IPADeuchars IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 21
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-28-2001

4.4% ABV in bottles and 3.8% in cask.
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.61/5  rDev -5%
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.

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2.87/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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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.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed several pints of this on cask at Ye Olde Mitre Pub in London. What a wonderful beer on cask.

The bartender would top off each glass which reduced the head since they would let it settle as they hand pulled each pint. The beer was a slightly lighter orange/amber color with excellent clarity. The glass was essentially covered with lace as the glass emptied.

Aroma was smooth with notes of fruit, some light hop notes and some light grain. Definitely an English IPA vs. American. Still a very nice aroma.

Flavor was excellent. A perfect balance of fruit, bread and hop bitterness. Nothing overwhelmed and it all melded in a great flavor. Cask was clearly fresh and well tended.

So silky smooth it was crazy.

While I am a certified American Hop head and love the likes of Sculpin, Pliny and the American hop bombs, it was a real treat to try an English IPA as it was meant to taste. Just fantastic.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The apperance was a pale golden yellow color with a thin foamy head. Bubbles rising to the top of the glass.

Smells of yeast and bready with faint hops.

The taste is big on the malts and coffee with mild hops.A little bit bitter.

The mouth feel feels smooth with just just little carbonation.

A decent english ipa, much less hops and alcohol than the american versions. It was OK, I wanted to like it more as I'm from
Edinburgh. But I must admit I find the americas ipas much better. I probably will buy it again though as it is very reasonably priced compared to lower quality beers in Edinburgh and easily available.

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Deuchars IPA from The Caledonian Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.