McEwan's India Pale Ale - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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2.75/5 rDev -6.1%
Looks like a faint brown ale, almost no head, aroma was lacking hops but did have a fruity tomacco (yeah like the Simpsons episode) aroma that was enjoyable.
The brown ale comparison really comes out in the taste, this doesn't even taste like a weak English ipa, this is just like a mild brown ale. It is what it is. Expensive and disappointing. I used to enjoy these in the 90s, they were helpful in getting my palate in shape after drinking sub-BMC type of stuff in the early half of the decade (Meister Brau), but the more I drink of these lately, the more bland and expensive they come off.
07-29-2010 17:35:02 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.23/5 rDev -23.9%
A - Brown, kind of like a caramel color, somewhat odd I thought. Not much of a head, just a 1/2 a finger of bubbles that dissapeared quickly leaving no lacing.
S - Somewhat grainy, slightly malty, more of that than any hopes.
T - This is not good, and I don't think it's an IPA. Tastes more like a somewhat creamy, crappy english bitter that was poured out of a can. Too sweet, not enough hops.
M - Thin, needs more bubbles.
D - Not hard to get down, but I don't want too have anymore.
02-17-2010 20:31:10 | More by AgentZero
3/5 rDev +2.4%
I had heard that McEwans wasnt going to be imported much longer so back in December I was lucky enough to score a couple of the scotch ales which I am a big fan of as well as one of these.
Consumed 12/10/2009- from notes.
Brown 12oz bottle as shown poured into a pint glass.
A- Poured a clear rusty brown with a thin soapy white head that faded away quick. It was almost all red when held up to the light. Not much in the way of carbination or lacing.
S- Sweet malts, almost a Log Cabin syrup smell. Not bad, just not what I expected.
T- Pretty much matched the nose with the addition of some light fuits. Didnt seem to be much of a hop presence.
M- Light to medium bodied, a little thinner than I expected. Not any where near as much carbination as I've come to associate with IPA's.
D- Worth a try for a different take on an IPA but I wont be looking for this one a again.
01-13-2010 14:22:54 | More by tatoodkelt
3.43/5 rDev +17.1%
A: Poured a dark amber-mahogany with a thin, creamy, quickly dissipating white head.
S: toasty and bready with a light floral hopping.
T: The initial flavor was dark, sweet malt, with a light smokiness and earthy tones. The sweet malt hopping dominates the palate with only a very light hoppiness and fruitiness in the finish.
M: a touch thin, smooth and lightly carbonated.
D: Drinks more like a Scottish ale, very sweet malting with earthy hopping. A decent drink by itself but many will be disappointed in the hop bitterness.
01-13-2009 23:43:43 | More by beerthulhu
2.9/5 rDev -1%
Poured dark caramel color, unusual for an IPA. Had a ruby color tint in the light, no head to note. Nose was almost more malts than hops. Tasted of SOME hops, little bitterness, but not as hoppy as I would like. Perhaps I am waaay to accustom to West Coast IPAs now. I would say for an English IPA it would do the trick.
10-24-2008 21:19:01 | More by barleywinefiend
McEwan's India Pale Ale from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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