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India Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bass Brewers Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 11-23-2012)
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Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +13%

tbryan5, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 6% and there is a short description of the beer as well.

Appearance: Bass IPA has a honey amber color with a slight haze and some visible carbonation. On top sits a tall frothy head. The head is light tan in color and long lasting which makes some slick lacing on the glass.

Smell: It has a very nice sweet malty character with some bready notes and notes of caramel, honey, coffee. Further off in the background I get some mild herbal and very mild citrus hops.

Taste / Palate: The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma but it still brings a nice balance of hops and malt. (If you are looking for a big tasty hop bomb you won’t find it here.) There is a nice mellow bready maltiness up front and though out with mild hop bitterness coming in late in the finish. These hops add citrusy orange pith like bitterness.

generallee, May 27, 2014
Photo of lionnusmb
3.75/5  rDev +13%

lionnusmb, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ouncer, w/o freshness info

Pours almond amber, with bubbles rapidly on the rise. Near clear, under a moderate khaki cap. Leaves almost respectable low sheting and middle of the road spots of lace.

Malt on the nose, with a hint of leafy hop.

Bready malts up front, along with some fresh tasting and quite drying hops. Balanced and pleasant enough. British all the way. Decent everyday kinda British style hoppy ale. Nice long finish. Works for me

Billolick, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Pat_McWilliams
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Pat_McWilliams, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Caramel clear body with a light off white head, fine speckled lacing scattered. Aroma a bit metallic like pennies in a wishing well, somewhat mild tame citrus and caramel if I have to get serious. Flavors muted sweetness mild bready caramel notes with a muddled hop character that really comes off as a bitter muddled mess with copper pennies floating in it. Mouthfeel is lighter with ample carbonation just that linger metallic hop combo lasts between sips, my cousin refers to some hoppy beers of this caliber as rusty. That seems appropriate as my overall interpretation not bad just a little rusty tasting that is, like why does it taste like rusted copper pennies?

WVbeergeek, May 04, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated 12 oz. bottle served in a goblet.

A: Has a markedly orange-tinted amber color. Crystal clear with a small, moderately durable, white head. Some visible carbonation and a little lacing.

Aroma: Earthy, English hops dominate; hints of caramel and grapefruit.

T: Similar to aroma but a bit more earthy and hop-forward.

M: Medium-thin bodied; quite crisp and dry, especially the finish.

O: Well crafted English style IPA made in NY, USA. A pleasant surprise.

chinchill, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -9.6%

acurtis, May 18, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Darker than I expect, this dark orange IPA actually ranges toward red. There's lots of clarity in the body. A soft off-white head rises to a full finger's height and holds its form well, dropping slowly but leaving a heavy foam for the entirety. Fairly ample lacing is left in patches.
It's British for sure, with lots of earth and herb to the bitterness alonside light flora and citrus zest. Malts also play a big part, giving some sweetness in notes of caramel as well as a dryer crust note. It's not strong, but it has some depth.
Pretty much the same can be said for the flavor, though a bit more sweetness comes through. British brewers may have balance in mind, but where American brewers took over the style is in making IPAs massively flavorful and keeping the balance. This one is light, with a reasonable depth to it, and it holds its own among English IPAs.
Crispness bites pretty hard, almost bracingly so. It does have a bit of smoothness to it and is refreshing as well as bright. A little dryness rides into the finish.

Brenden, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Freemanclaypowell
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Freemanclaypowell, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of DOCRW
4.25/5  rDev +28%

DOCRW, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of BuddyE
3.75/5  rDev +13%

BuddyE, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Trent
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Trent, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Eaglefan344, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I had this on-tap at probably one of the least expected places while in Indiana for the holidays. Unfortunately they served all of their beers in chilled glasses, but I will do my best.

The beer appeared a darker copper color with a nice off-white head that had decent retention. The aroma was light, but malty with a slight hint of earthiness to it. The taste followed the nose nicely, more malty than hoppy, but with a nice earthiness to it. The beer had a lighter feel to it, a little creamy and crisp. Overall, not the best, but certainly not the worst...at this point, I still prefer Meantime's IPA or Mikkeller's East Kent Golding Single Hop IPA for an English IPA.

PhillyStyle, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Kunstman, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on November 19, 2012.

The pour is medium amber, copper, with decent carbonation and a small head.

The aroma is of bready malts, pine, but also clean and crisp on the nose.

The body falls into the medium range but it is also creamy and smooth.

Sweet caramel leads the flavor with a pretty bitter, floral hop note too. The finish lingers a few seconds. This is actually brewed in the USA now and it tends to have more US-IPA characteristics than UK-IPA characteristics, which IMO are more subtle.

puboflyons, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Wiscodrinker
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Wiscodrinker, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Bighorn
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bighorn, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -9.6%

ArtZan, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Bustafluff
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Bustafluff, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.43/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bass IPA has a medium, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and a little lacing left behind. The aroma is of caramel, toffee, brown bread crust, subdued hops, and sweetness. Taste is of those elements, with hop bitterness that tastes like hops, rather than grape fruit or pine oil. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly slick, and Bass IPA finishes semi-dry, refreshing, easy going, and delicious. They nailed it! Another winner from InBev!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of fx20736
3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic at fridge temp.

Dark orange amber, thick tan battered head, nice lacing.

aroma of faint grapefruit citrus over a bed of pale malt.

mouthfeel is average.

taste; seville orange marmalade on thick white bread, bitter finish.

priced right. I'm in

fx20736, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of plaid75
3.91/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear amber hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured leafy hops, clean caramel and a slight diactyl.

The taste was well balanced with a dry cracker like malt highlighted by a vibrant leafy hop medley. As advertised, both English and American hops detected.

The was clean with a dry finish.

Overall a very impressive suprise here. Very quaffable.

plaid75, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Chegui
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Chegui, May 14, 2013
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India Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.