Deuchars IPA
The Caledonian Brewing Company

Deuchars IPADeuchars IPA
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From:
The Caledonian Brewing Company
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
English IPA
Ranked #29
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
84
Ranked #22,091
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 13.9%
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
237
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 17, 2023
Added:
Dec 28, 2001
Wants:
  29
Gots:
  36
4.4% ABV in bottles and 3.8% in cask.
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Rated: 3.5 by Dethark from England

Oct 17, 2023
 
Rated: 3.69 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
April 2006: 500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal, Stavanger. Golden to amber colour, decent lasting head. Pleasant hoppy aroma with fruity notes (citrus, pineapple). Flavour is moderately hoppy and refreshing, grapefruity in the finish. Not quite as good as the the cask version, but even from a pasteurised bottle it is a pleasant session beer without any obvious flaws.

Feb. 2002: Pleasant cask IPA...........................................................
Dec 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Oct 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Steve555 from Wales

2.77/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
A murky dark yellow hue, head that dissipates quickly leaving plenty of lacing Fresh fruity aroma. Good so far. Medium bitter taste like well a bitter in fact, it tastes quite astringent and has a medicinal taste. Didn't taste like an IPA to me and I found it to be a confused drink that I did not especially enjoy. A former CAMRA Champion Supreme Beer but then I do sometimes wonder if CAMRA hand out awards by throwing darts at a map.
Jul 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by JPNesker from Canada (ON)

Nov 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Nov 09, 2018
 
Rated: 2.46 by Nictany from England

Sep 04, 2018
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
L- Mid chestnut, pours with thin white head reducing quite swiftly. Very little rising CO2.
S- Toasted grains and malts, pleasant.
T- Crisp and fresh, into toasty grain.
M- A clean tasting beer on the palette.
O- Waitrose must have decided to clear this beer pronto, perhaps to stock something with better sales and margin. It's easy-drinking, there is nothing wrong with it, just nothing really note-worthy at all. Ie. zero reason I'd look out for this beer again. Maybe that's Waitrose's thinking too...
500ml bottle. Bought from Waitrose London, reduced from £1.80 to 99p. BB 31/1/19.
Aug 30, 2018
 
Rated: 2.92 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Apr 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.42 by TheCrowsEye from California

Dec 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.45 by jeschaefer from Texas

Nov 16, 2017
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Deep amber color with a thick two finger head with good retention and leaving laces.
Aroma with notes of English earthy and tangy hops, herbal towards medicine and a bit of musk.
Flavor with notes of flowers, mild orange-grapefruit citrusy, English earthy and tangy hops, tea leaves, lime peel, tamed malt sweetness, a bit of sulfur and same herbal note that is bordering medicine. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Spicy, earthy and almost medicinal English IPA with a character of its own. A bit enigmatic. Very well attenuated and undeniable faithful to style.
Nov 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.08 by Allegue04 from Spain

Aug 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.33 by tux_alin from Romania

Jul 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by cambabeer from New York

Jul 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a stiff golden color with a glistening finger's worth of white dissipating head. Boy, that didn't last at all. Not much lace, just seemed to slide into the beer very quickly.
The aroma had some earthy to herbal hops up front and then melding into a smooth cracker/somewhat toffee maltiness.
The flavor was moderately sweet and pulling the hops to the malts cleanly. Fairly nice malty aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, as an English IPA, it works. I really don't see much wrong with this but am hoping more people will learn the difference between an English IPA and an American one as they're pretty different in their make ups.
Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 2.25 by noreenmi from Michigan

Jul 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by walkinginplace from North Carolina

Jun 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.24 by Sexmortus from Arizona

May 28, 2017
Deuchars IPA from The Caledonian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 237 ratings