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India Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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TheBrouMaster

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-04-2013 19:18:59 | More by TheBrouMaster
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-01-2013 00:30:35 | More by brandonld23
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freystout17

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -18.4%
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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h4ger

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-13-2013 02:39:10 | More by h4ger
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

10-11-2013 03:08:03 | More by dmorgan310
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TxMdScotty298

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

10-11-2013 00:29:33 | More by TxMdScotty298
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-10-2013 00:59:13 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-09-2013 19:38:27 | More by ZEB89
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.43/5  rDev +33.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 14:08:15 | More by RonaldTheriot
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-15-2013 21:50:51 | More by sgregory
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

09-01-2013 06:12:25 | More by Brianedonovan
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Elduderino98

New York

2/5  rDev -39.6%

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

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-18-2013 03:01:24 | More by MylesMac
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rmargeson

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-10-2013 11:46:23 | More by rmargeson
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-10-2013 02:02:02 | More by capuchinpilates
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

08-08-2013 21:21:58 | More by chasmandocharles
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a sixpack of this for $5 on sale. Bottled Feb. 28 2013. I did not know Bass made an IPA, but I like their Pale Ale apparently more than many BAs do. Plus this onetime British import is now made only eighty miles away from my hometown.

a: A deep clear amber similar to Bass Pale Ale. A good white head declined to a thin surface film and a little spotty lacing.

s: None.

t: Malt with a light counterbalance of hops. Disappointing for an IPA, pretty decent for a traditional pale ale. Maybe I should put Bass Pale Ale side by side with this and see if there is any significant taste difference.

m: Light to moderate. Smooth.

o: As good a dinner brew as their Pale Ale, and as I said not much detectable difference. Much better than the usual dinner or lawnmower mainstream mass-produced Pilsener-Lager suspects, but perhaps the weakest hopped IPA I have had.

UPDATE 12/1/13: Had another which presented a much stronger hop profile even though by now it was nine months old. Raised my rating for taste and overall accordingly from 3.5 to 4.0.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 03:44:24 | More by scotorum
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jharris0624

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-30-2013 05:46:28 | More by jharris0624
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +36%

07-28-2013 18:39:22 | More by Dapperticus
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Ohio

3.51/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 00:02:33 | More by Brenden
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carterbt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-13-2013 02:21:29 | More by carterbt
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Bighorn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-11-2013 00:08:14 | More by Bighorn
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BJasny

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

07-09-2013 02:10:47 | More by BJasny
India Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
76 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.