Deuchars IPA | The Caledonian Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
218 Ratings
Deuchars IPADeuchars IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom
caledonian-brewery.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
218
Reviews:
120
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of Sexmortus
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shu_420
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average IPA, nothing out of the ordinary.

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Photo of cfcairns
3.19/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FZR23
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kw_pip
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of PatrickCairns
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Patrunjelu
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Macamah
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Roguer
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of Spike
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of mytu420
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GFP
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
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

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Photo of leitmotif
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of ironmark666
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FCox143
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DanLowery
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KPatterson95
2.6/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of steverx8
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of risenz
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Deuchars IPA from The Caledonian Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 218 ratings.
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