Oiginal Calcutta Pale Ale. | Robert Cain & Company Limited

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Brewed by:
Robert Cain & Company Limited
England, United Kingdom

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by EmperorBevis on 03-26-2012

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.44/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber-chestnut with white film.
Caramel, flint and orange peel nose.
Tinny toffee with some earth + grass hops.
Golden syrup end and vegetal linger.
Lt-med, chewy, round.

Surprising body for the strength. Cloys a bit, which tells me it's just underattenuated, not low strength by design. Though it's better than it could be, the hops are still mostly absent except for a stewy cholorophil greeness.

Made nice chicken gravy, though.

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Photo of charlatan
2.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Cheap can: 4 for £2.69 or something similar. Looks like a bitter: typical light chestnut colour with a head receding fairly quickly to the rim. Smells like a cross between something sweet and eurorubbishy and dried fruit.

One man's watery is another man's refreshing I suppose. After the first can I realised this was an afternoon beverage. You can taste the hops. It's reasonably refreshing, on a par with the major canned bitters but could do with a little more carbonation.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.12/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brewed to 2.8% to take advantage of the tax break.

Now there are a couple of issues on the name

Original- it's new isn't it

and Pale ale- it has malted barley

which makes the body almost like molasses in colour that sultana/ brown colour though the head is virtually none existent.

The aromas are brown sugar and cheap canned bitter from the 70's.

the taste is slightly better in as much as it is a bit more bitter than your average cheap brew/ 70's tinned beer malts and yeast flavours leading to a bitter hoppy exit.

Thin mouthfeel and virtually no carbonation.

Cheap, thirst quenching and half decent.

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Oiginal Calcutta Pale Ale. from Robert Cain & Company Limited
3.16 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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