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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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198 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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3/5  rDev -9.1%

03-06-2013 14:39:25 | More by Herky21
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

03-05-2013 20:18:44 | More by MarshMan71
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

02-28-2013 18:22:18 | More by WI_Boiler
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-27-2013 01:46:48 | More by pma7779
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.64/5  rDev -20%

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.

02-13-2013 04:15:42 | More by TMoney2591
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -8.2%

Appearance: golden color, typical IPA look. Very good carbonation throughout with about 3/4 of a finger of lacing while drinking. Light lacing on the glass.

Smell: A slight sour aroma with a very average hop presence. Some tropical citrus and pine hits at the front of this brew. Little bit of malt.

Taste: A watery front of this beer brings some light hops. The hops come off as an interesting sweetness over a more traditional hops bite. Notes of pine and bright fruits which find a decent combination together. Overall a thin body. A grassy sticky aftertaste lingers for quite a while.

Mouthfeel: Very light. Smooth texture. Very little hop crispness.

Overall: I've had Pale Ales that had more powerful hop action then this brew. That being said, this is not a bad beer. Easy drinker which is certainly better then getting any of the major products. Worth the $7.50 to fill up my growler.

01-30-2013 01:35:37 | More by KFBR392
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

12-15-2012 01:01:24 | More by ebenicr
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-01-2012 19:50:16 | More by mojohawk21
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Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev -3.6%

Appearance: Hazy dark orange with a tiny film of an off-white, almost yellowy head.

Aroma: Not much there. A hint of citrusy/grapefruit hop aroma and some faint caramel malt.

Taste: Like an IPA Light. Low bitterness and watery. Some grapefruit flavor from the hops which is it's only saving grace in the flavor department. Very mellow caramel malt character. Lacking complexity.

Mouthfeel: Drinks like a lawnmower beer. Medium carbonation and a light body.

Final Thoughts: I had this beer almost a year ago and thought it was good. Having had lots of experience in IPAs and beer in general since then, my experience this time was not so great. I did a double-take when I noticed its low 5.2% abv on the menu. This is definitely an IPA meant for the first-time drinker. The IBUs and hop character are too low for my taste. It also tastes more like an American IPA than an English IPA. Overall, this is an average beer and a below average IPA.

08-25-2012 03:22:13 | More by JamesMN
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Duke Of Wellington India Pale Ale from Granite City Food & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.