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 #32
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,337
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 14.17%
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
109
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 07, 2021
Added:
Dec 28, 2001
Wants:
  29
Gots:
  36
SCORE
84
Good
Deuchars IPADeuchars IPA
Notes: 4.4% ABV in bottles and 3.8% in cask.
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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
 
Rated: 3.79 by shu_420 from Romania

May 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by mishi_d from Romania

Apr 03, 2017
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Rated by qrazvan from Romania

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
An average IPA, nothing out of the ordinary.
Dec 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.19 by cfcairns from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by FZR23 from Romania

Sep 08, 2016
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Rated by kw_pip from Vermont

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Draught. I don't know what THE BROS are smoking, but this beer is awful.
Aug 24, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
From a cask at the Drovers Inn in the Scottish Highlands.
Golden body with excellent clarity and lacing with a terrific, creamy head.
Mild aroma dominated by sweet malts.
Hops slightly dominate the malts in the mildly bitter flavor.
Excellent soft mouthfeel.
Aug 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by PatrickCairns from England

Aug 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by atrocity from Virginia

Jul 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Patrunjelu from Romania

Jul 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.05 by Macamah from England

Jun 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Brilliant translucent gold brew.

A touch soapy on the aroma. Piney and grainy.

Fairly old school IPA, moderate in bitterness. A bit each of spicy yeast and grainy barley.
Jun 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

L: Dark gold. Clear. A few isolated bubbles rise to the surface. A two-finger, white head reduces quickly to a loose cap.

S: Fresh topsoil. Nettles. Smoke. Abundant hop oil.

T: Woodsy. Spicy. Oily hops very much to the fore. Hints of coffee. Tobacco aftertaste.

F: Medium body. Slightly oily. Very dry finish.

O: The massive hop hit from Goldings, Fuggles and Willamette hops is unique and, for me, somewhat overpowering. Tastes much bigger and more potent than its 4.4% ABV. The malt base is absolutely buried behind the drying effect of the hops.
May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by mytu420 from Romania

May 28, 2016
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Reviewed by GFP from England

3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Medium fine head
Gold color
Raw and "green" grain smell
Uncharacteristically smooth
Intense bitter hop
Green-tasting freshness
Restricted but defined body
Malty
Clean
May 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by leitmotif from Romania

May 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by dcmchew from Romania

May 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear amber color with white head. Aroma has earthy hops and a good amount of underlying, bready malts. Taste starts well balanced between the malts and hops, bready and earthy. Finishes bitter and earthy. Light body with a nice minerality specific to British beers. Really easy drinking and refreshing but it's doesn't pack very much flavor.
May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.49 by ironmark666 from Scotland

Jan 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.45 by FCox143 from England

Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by DanLowery from Brazil

Nov 13, 2015
 
Rated: 2.6 by KPatterson95 from England

Oct 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by steverx8 from England

Sep 28, 2015
Deuchars IPA from The Caledonian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 234 ratings