McEwan's India Pale Ale
The Caledonian Brewing Company

McEwan's India Pale AleMcEwan's India Pale Ale
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The Caledonian Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom
English IPA
Ranked #138
Ranked #29,376
2.93 | pDev: 19.8%
Nov 06, 2021
Jul 07, 2001
Notes: None
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Rated: 2.97 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Barely discernible from McEwans Export. Some caramel in the flavour, well rounded, perhaps a bit thin. Drinkable stuff that shouldn’t offend anyone. Rerate (can): I understand why this beer is classified as a Scottish Ale at RateBeer, instead of an IPA - hardly any hops are discernible at all. But the brewers insist on calling it an IPA, so I guess it should be rated as such.
May 06, 2021
Rated: 3.55 by JavierGC from Spain

Jun 27, 2017
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours a Newcastle brown like appearance, so on one hand, a darker SRM than average for an ipa, but also it is noticeably more watery, lacking the heft typical of an ipa. Aroma isn't hoppy. More earthy than anything. Small 1/3" off white head.

Still comes off like a brown ale. I get the English IPA distinction, but that still doesn't seem to be an excuse for the lack of bitterness, hops and pale malts here. I used to drink a decent amount of these, they truly were one of my first ipa experiences.

At the end of the day (these days) this is just an expensive brown ale to me. Thanks for the memories, but I've moved on.
Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 2.59 by ntanp91 from Thailand

Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 3.08 by Squire from Mississippi

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Lemreway16 from England

1.39/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
This is not an IPA in any respect. Visually and in taste it resembles a lager rather than an Ale. It has an unpleasant musty smell and is very thin in taste. Still struggle to find a core of good beers in Scotland from a nation that's makes the best malt whisky available.
Oct 25, 2015
Rated: 2.8 by Foley67 from Scotland

Jul 26, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by abeeronthebeach from California

Jul 23, 2015
Rated: 3 by DaveMiller from Minnesota

Apr 01, 2015
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

2.81/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
A: Golden, almost straw, filtered with lots of fine carbonation, 4 fingers of whit foamy head.

S: Malt, lager, skunk (came in a clear bottle) a little fruity raspberry quality.

T: Malt, some good bitter hops just way too few of them, light bitterness, light citrus, light grapefruit.

M: Light watery body, little fine bubbled carbonation.

O: A lot of lager qualities in this one, light, crisp, etc. Sort of like a lager gone slightly ipa-ish. It does have some interesting fruity and hop qualities, just very light on them even for the style. Found and drank in Bangkok, March 1st, 2015.
Mar 01, 2015
Rated: 3.15 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Dec 22, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by DrMindbender from South Carolina

Jul 30, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by harpus from Alabama

Apr 08, 2014
Rated: 3 by BillRoth from Maryland

Dec 05, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by tommy5 from Michigan

Oct 31, 2013
Rated: 3 by beerhunter13 from Canada (ON)

Aug 26, 2013
Rated: 3 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jul 13, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2013
McEwan's India Pale Ale from The Caledonian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 178 ratings