McEwan's India Pale Ale | The Caledonian Brewing Company

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McEwan's India Pale AleMcEwan's India Pale Ale
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): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 07-07-2001

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Ranking:
#44,415
Reviews:
147
Ratings:
176
pDev:
20.21%
Bros Score:
2.67
 
 
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3.55/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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2.59/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.08/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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1.39/5  rDev -52.4%
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.

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2.8/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.81/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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3.15/5  rDev +7.9%
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McEwan's India Pale Ale from The Caledonian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.92 out of 5 with 176 ratings
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