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Duke Of Wellington India Pale Ale - Granite City Food & Brewery

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Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleDuke Of Wellington India Pale Ale

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The copper color of this India Pale Ale hints at the strong malt character needed to support the huge hoppy flavors and defining bitterness of this classic beer.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-06-2002)
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Joefisherman

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

07-04-2012 13:53:47 | More by Joefisherman
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simmons

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A lightly copper,hazy Ipa that has no signs of carbonation & leaves a thin lace. Has very mild floral along with a moderate sweet hop aroma , malt aroma is a light grainyness. As for flavor the malt is very light not that much to notice. hops leave a heavy vegetation flavor as if they were freshly picked. Overall flavor of this beer you get mild sweet malt, then medium bitterness then a vegetable after taste. Mouthfeel: light in body, low carbonation & dryness in the end. Overall this beer could have been a lot better, wasn't awful but it could be balanced out a lot better. It is as if I were drinking a bitter grass beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2009 21:12:25 | More by simmons
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MathNut

Missouri

1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

07-12-2012 11:32:06 | More by MathNut
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beerbrains

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -39.2%

04-11-2013 04:07:32 | More by beerbrains
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eph1291

Iowa

2/5  rDev -39.2%

09-19-2012 23:23:34 | More by eph1291
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Miami66

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -39.2%

06-05-2014 02:03:11 | More by Miami66
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mfigueroa713

New York

2/5  rDev -39.2%

02-18-2012 18:16:51 | More by mfigueroa713
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AmericanGothic

Iowa

2.35/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Peace Tree pint.

A: Pours a hazy copper orange with 1/2 finger of off-white head. Little retention or lace.

S: Faint citrus, grass and a bit of sweet malt. Grass dominates.

T: Leads with a boozy, stale malt that just sort of trails off. Hmmm, not very IPA-like. Some mineral notes that are accentuated by the carbonation. After a while, some bitterness become apparent on the finish, but that alone still doesn't make it much of an IPA. Some cooked vegetable off flavors also come in toward the end of the glass.

M: Medium body, okay, nothing special.

O: Well, "not impressed" pretty much sums it up. It could be that this was stale, but the store just got it in last week, and judging by other reviews Granite City only started bottling recently, so it can't be that old. Sad to say but this was just not good at all. Wouldn't buy it again, unless someone convinced me that some big changes were made. Too bad, always looking for a new IPA to love, but no love in this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 22:42:30 | More by AmericanGothic
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klikger

Wisconsin

2.38/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Medium dark amber with some red; fair amount of off-white head leaves behind some lacing

S - Slight hints of grapefruit and pine

T - Water with a hint of malt up front, turning slightly grassy and herbal after a few moments. Hops make their appearance in the back end, with citrus notes accompanying a modest amount of bitterness.

M - Too thin for the style and not enough carbonation

D - In terms of lack of offensiveness and ABV, this is easy to drink. Unless you're locked inside a mall with a Granite City due to zombie invasion, I don't know why you'd want to drink more than a couple.

This is a balanced IPA, and a watery one at that. It tastes fine, but it's not worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2010 21:56:41 | More by klikger
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alleykatking

Indiana

2.4/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had on tap today...

A- Semi hazy dark amber copper color. 1 finger white head dies down to nothing rather quickly and doesn't leave any lacing to speak of.

S- Smells very earthy and floral. Some citrus undertones but you have to really sniff hard in the beer glass to pick it up. Sweet malts in this as well are faint and almost cant tell they are there.

T- This taste like how a roadstop restroom smells like after being cleaned. I had others taste it and they said the same thing. I don't know how to describe it but I'll try. Some citrus tones come and go with this but the noble hops made this a very bitter and earthy beer. Grass notes in this as well along with a faintly sweet malt backbone. Could have used a little more balance I think in the taste.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation was lacking I though and was a little flat tasting. Beer sludged across the palate and left a potpourri kind of taste everywhere. Bitter floral after taste.

D- To be honest I had about half a pint of this and I was done with this beer. I would have moved on to something else sooner if I knew how horrid this beer was going to be.

I have read reviews of people who said they have tasted the most rancid beer in their life and it was in a catagory they normally liked. I never understood that until today. That beer was a nasty joke to me from the IPA comunnity.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2009 00:05:57 | More by alleykatking
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Forb

Nebraska

2.42/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Granite City - Omaha, NE...

Appearance: Pours a light orange / amber body with a weak looking head. Not at all what I expect to see in an IPA.

Smell: Everything is so faint. The minor malt and the below par hop scent makes me wonder if I was brought the right brew.

Taste: Below par for what I expect having had a plethora of IPAs. I am saddened because it lacks. It doesn't have the hop kick I expect in a good IPA. Faint pine hop and even more faint sugary malt.

Mouthfeel: Honestly this beer just tasted watered down. It's faint IPA elements and easy drinkability put it down fast but I was ready to move on to my next test.

Overall: The weakest IPA I have had. I wouldn't recommend this one.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2011 01:32:27 | More by Forb
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Tballz420

Minnesota

2.45/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Dark copper colored brew, hazy, small short-lived white head. Caramel malt scent with some diacetyl. Some caramel malts to start the taste, just a bit of diacetyl, just a touch of hops. Medium bodied and pretty wet. This has homebrew written all over it, not impressed at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 03:05:24 | More by Tballz420
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marcb105

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -24%

06-14-2013 02:33:22 | More by marcb105
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Listers

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24%

04-10-2012 16:26:10 | More by Listers
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -24%

05-16-2012 21:06:39 | More by jaidenjb
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jewellrunner

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -24%

10-05-2013 00:09:12 | More by jewellrunner
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Lynn

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -24%

07-21-2013 22:28:08 | More by Lynn
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -24%

02-21-2012 21:06:25 | More by PeteRiz
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jzlyo

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -24%

07-05-2013 00:39:41 | More by jzlyo
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.64/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I had no idea Granite City even bottled... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber-copper topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises perfume-y flowers, light toffee, light menthol, and a hint of pine resin. The taste brings in more of the same, emphasizing the menthol and adding in some eucalyptus, making it seem as though I'm drinking some sort of Vicks Vap-O-Rub beer or something. (Note to Sam: DO NOT DO THIS!) The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty weak IPA, English or otherwise, one that just plain doesn't taste all that good.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 04:15:42 | More by TMoney2591
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JackieTH

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served as part of an 8-beer flight at GC in SLP, MN. Color was light amber with a half finger of foam that left just a wee bit of lacing. Smell was faint bits of citrus over a malt base, definitely IPA-like. Taste was not bitter. Mildly citric hop but with a fairly stiff dose of malt that had some sweetness. Not hoppy. Some earthy elements. Mouthfeel was average. Not a great, and a slightly below average example.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2012 04:27:29 | More by JackieTH
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herman77

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark, cloudy orange brown, kind of looks like ice tea. Hardly any head. Decent lacing

S: Light citrus. Sweet bready malt and grassiness.

T: Stale semi sweet malt with a bit of citrus hops. Not much of a hop kick on the backend.

M: Medium body, average carbonation.

O: Not the greatest. Wasn't expecting much out of this one, saw it as a single and said why not since its the first time I've seen them in bottles.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 23:44:29 | More by herman77
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

08-13-2012 02:26:47 | More by bigbeers84
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

01-26-2014 22:07:02 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

04-01-2013 14:47:27 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Duke Of Wellington India Pale Ale from Granite City Food & Brewery
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