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India Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
77
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118 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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BEERWOLF1951

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -69.9%

01-29-2013 00:40:05 | More by BEERWOLF1951
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Freemanclaypowell

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -39.8%

02-10-2014 01:14:15 | More by Freemanclaypowell
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Bustafluff

Colorado

2/5  rDev -39.8%

02-09-2013 02:28:04 | More by Bustafluff
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.8%

05-01-2013 15:37:24 | More by JohnK17
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NinetyNineBottles

Florida

2/5  rDev -39.8%

04-11-2013 21:13:44 | More by NinetyNineBottles
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Elduderino98

New York

2/5  rDev -39.8%

08-19-2013 04:08:13 | More by Elduderino98
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Offa

California

2.2/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

This is a rough, very sub-par IPA that actually leans towards an American IPA in its very dominant bitterness, even though the hop character is more in the English style. I have always found Bass Pale Ale to be a pretty good beer and was hoping that this would be at least a decent English-style IPA, rather like the Newcastle IPA. I was sorely disappointed, however. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but the example I had was apparently brewed by Anheuser-Busch in Baldwinsville, NY.

Copper, it has a smallish off-white head soon thinning to a foamy ring and wisps, no lace.

Aroma is earthy-pithy-herb-ine hop, with some bread and hint of caramelised crust. The aroma is pretty good and fairly promising to be a reasonable English IPA.

However, the taste and feel are rough and a great disappointment. It is dominated from the start by a sharp, vaguely resiny-woody hop bitterness that hits up front and lingers long after. The bitterness sticks roughly and aggressively and despite the vague resiny-woody flavour, it is lacking in hop character. There is almost no sweetness to balance and very little toasty malt character only. Feel is ok, but thin. Overall, this is a rough, harsh, one-dimensional beer lacking in the character or sweetness to support the bitterness. With some mild food, it might be all right, but alone it is pointless and rapidly becomes so tiresome that I could not even bring myself to finish a 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 18:43:15 | More by Offa
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KevMo84

California

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

05-21-2014 22:45:19 | More by KevMo84
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kbnooshay

New York

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

01-21-2013 05:03:01 | More by kbnooshay
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RRC03

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

11-20-2013 23:07:29 | More by RRC03
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Brianedonovan

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

09-01-2013 06:12:25 | More by Brianedonovan
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randymanar

Arkansas

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

06-01-2013 19:51:22 | More by randymanar
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freystout17

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A big disappointment. Mediocre at best. A stale cereal taste pervades, and it doesn't come close to the quality of many IPA's in its price range. It reminds me a lot of Bass Pale that has been subjected to some dry hopping...thin, weak, and a lingering nasty aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 00:27:07 | More by freystout17
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

04-21-2013 02:39:03 | More by grimey68
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

06-07-2013 01:15:36 | More by HisBoyElroy
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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?

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 00:46:51 | More by WVbeergeek
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.6%

05-18-2013 19:42:20 | More by acurtis
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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.6%

03-12-2014 20:20:05 | More by ArtZan
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -9.6%

04-07-2013 00:43:51 | More by crobinso
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New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

01-31-2013 22:22:29 | More by 1BadblueSS
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-27-2013 01:51:43 | More by AngusOg
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Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-04-2013 22:34:02 | More by kjkinsey
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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India Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
77 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.