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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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76
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213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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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.

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3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Duke Of Wellington India Pale Ale from Granite City Food & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.