Kilt Lifter | Cuan Mor / Oban Bay Brewery

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Cuan Mor / Oban Bay Brewery
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CliffBrake on 04-29-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
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Photo of CliffBrake
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light golden color with minimal head on a vigorous pour. Leaves just a few spots of lacing on the glass.

Very light aroma with a hint of grassy hops. Lightly flavored with a bit of earthy and grassy hops leading to a sharp bitter finish. A bit of caramel malt balances the hops.

Light bodied and effervescent. The carbonation is perhaps the most forward part of this beer. Very low alcohol for an IPA, even a British example. It is interesting that the IPA is the lowest abv of any of the 5 styles offered by this brewery.

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Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

[3.9% ABV] on cask tap at The Lorne in Oban.
Clear golden-amber body with a good head and exceptional lacing for a cask ale.
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 Roguer
4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

IPA on cask. Nice frothy head, surprisingly. Almost perfectly clear orangish ale.

Nice bitter hop aroma and sweet pale malt, with a touch of caramel malt as well. Definitely leans toward citrus, with touches of pine and stone fruit.

Flavor follows: fairly sweet, a touch fruity, and a touch malty. Not particularly bitter. Exceptionally easy to drink, actually. Hints of peach, blueberries, and grass, with mandarin orange pulp. Plenty of biscuit and sweet bread, and a touch of pine.

On cask, it's smooth and exceptionally drinkable.

This is quite an enjoyable IPA, and a delight on cask. It could use a touch more bitterness, but it drinks as easy as the view of the bay from the brewpub.

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Photo of stcules
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In front of the Oban Bay.
Golden color, slightly hazy. Average foam, but quite persistent.
Fresh and hoppy smell, citrus notes. Then tea leaves, and a hint of white flowers, Light earthly note. Pleasant.
Good taste too, fresh, light, thirst quenching. ├╣Citrus notes, and light eartly ones.
Average to light body, great drinkability.

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Photo of mick303
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Kilt Lifter from Cuan Mor / Oban Bay Brewery
3.6 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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