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Dundee Pale Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

Dundee Pale AleDundee Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

434 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.67%


Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 08-16-2004)
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lionking

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bottle from the Dundee variety twelve pack. Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint glass. Beer pours a nice fluffy two finger head. Nice bubble action in the glass. Nice lacing too. Beer is a copper orange color. Smell is of sweet malt with hops secondary. Taste is hoppy. Medium body, smooth in the mouth. Overall a good beer. I have been impressed with some of the Dundee beers. Would definitely drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 16:38:25 | More by lionking
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jmarvin4189

Vermont

3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - average craft beer appearance
Smell - has a bitter smell to it
taste - tastes good, it has a little bit of bitterness which makes it distinct. Its not too bitter and doesn't fill you up so its a nice way to pregame the shitty beers like keystone
mouthfeel - easy to go down and is nice to savor the taste for a little bit before it goes down.
drinkability - easy to drink and not filling, i could easily drink 12 of these

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 01:58:36 | More by jmarvin4189
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a standard pint glass
Amber/orange in color, with a nice, creamy head of foam-Good looking beer
Aroma-Faint hop and faint citrus notes
Taste-Biscuit with earthy hops and very mild citrus notes-Very much in the English style of subtle flavors, but maybee too much so-Could have used a bit more of everything.
However, very drinkable. Would make a nice affordable session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2010 21:41:34 | More by hosehead83
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dogfishandi

New York

3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. pours a light amber, kind of a dark gold color. lots of active bubbly carbonation visible. a fizzy white two finger head that died down pretty quickly to a creamy layer of head over the top. mediocre retention and just a little bit of lacing. good clarity as well.

not much of an aroma. biscuity buttery malts mostly, maybe a touch of some herbal grassy hops and a little graininess. also a tad honey like sweetness.

the taste is a little more pleasing than the aroma, but not a whole lot. more hops in the taste than the aroma would suggest however. the biscuity, buttery, grainy malts still play a big role. grassy kinda herbal/earthy hop flavors. some metallic flavors noticable as well, and maybe even some honey like sweetness. finsihs dry and with a lingering hop bitterness.

light body, too much carbonation. somewhat smooth.

has some pretty good drinkability, wouldnt be to bad to session, but i would definatly go for something with more flavor. just like most of the genesee beers in their variety 12 pack, just bland and not exciting. i will hopfully never revisit any dundee beers again. i wouldnt suggest them to anyone, theres just too many beers out there to waste your time with these.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 00:33:29 | More by dogfishandi
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PintOHops

California

2.38/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Glass - Pint

A - Honey/coppery color, produced a 2-3 finger head, looks kinda soapy with big bubbles. Retention is pretty good and it leaves some soapy splash on the glass.

S - Very soft floral with some citrus upfront, a bit of biscuit, a little dry, more hops than malts. Soft aroma, nothing big here.

T - Cracker & mild biscuit upfront, following is some nice citrus & rind like flavors. Finishes with very mild bitterness along with some biscuit flavors, bitterness lingers a bit. What's a turn off for me is that I recently had there IPA, and this APA tastes nearly identical!

M - Kinda effervescent, moderately carbonated, around lite bodied I'd say.

D - A very drinkable APA, I could drink around 2 pints, but nothing enjoyable to me. The whole Dundee line seems to be very mediocre or worse, with the exception of a couple. Not recommended, there's allot better out there priced around the same as this.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 23:20:46 | More by PintOHops
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kicktothehead

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle from the Dundee variety 12 pack. Drank out of my sam adams glass.

Appearance: Very clear, pale golden color. Moderate white head that quickly dissapates.

Smell: Very slight hop aroma with a hint of caramel.

Taste: Simple hop flavor, some caramel flavor. Hop flavor lingers.

Moutfeel: medium to light body. Medium to high carbonation. Smooth finish : may be called somewhat watery.

Overall: A refreshing beer that lacks hop flavor or aroma that they advertise on the botle. Boring, but for a light beer would be hoppy. Leaves BAD aftertaste, which ruins anything positive about it

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 03:39:03 | More by kicktothehead
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DmanGTR

New York

3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes on 10/29/09

A - golden maple, excellent clarity and a 1" white head that receded to a thin bubbly film with decent lace in the Ommegang goblet. 3.5

S - Very balanced. Sweet caramel, hint of biscuits and a touch of bitterness. Perhaps a bit of honey as well. 3.5

T - Malt and hops are again very balanced. Some earthiness and bitters from the hops, with a hint of metallic flavor in the finish. Light bitter aftertaste. 3.0

M - Moderate body with smooth carbonation. 3.0

D - Pretty good. A summer bbq beer for sure. 3.0

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 14:19:37 | More by DmanGTR
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thatsright

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium bodied, decent head for the style.

The aroma was not impressive.

The taste was smooth, somewhat sweet, with an estery end. Unfortunately there was a but of a burnt aftertaste for me.

It was not very memorable, but still, I found it to be somewhat above average and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 04:14:08 | More by thatsright
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caresville

New Jersey

2.05/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a- golden to orange, amber. little foamy white head with an aggressive pour. lots of carbonation and basically no lacing.

s- smells malty and sugary. faint hops waaay back there.

t&m- tastes like hopped up maple syrup, hops are present but so is a ton of malt presence. no fruit taste in this one what so ever, lots of grain and bread taste. peat moss and maple syrup make up for most of the taste here.

d- not very good, gets old fast and as im typing this im thinking about lowering the drinkability factor to a 1.5 because it leaves that weird maple syrup and pancake taste in my mouth.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 05:28:15 | More by caresville
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cnally

Indiana

3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of a massively variant 12-pack.

The brew is a clear amber, with a fluffy off white head that settles down quick with minimal lacing.

Very sweet floral aroma. No real aspect of malt whatsoever, just a sweetness like honey.

The flavor comes off very one note, it is basically a mild bitterness. The finish continues with the bitterness. Slightly piney hop nature, but lacking depth.

Crisp mouthfeel but a bit fizzy which surprised me.

Drinkable? Sure, because it is so basic and inoffensive. But the fact that it lacks depth and does not have an appealing body brings it down a notch.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 03:29:28 | More by cnally
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L337ish

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a mildly foggy, pale honey color with an off-white head that doesn't fade too quickly and leaves mild lacing.

S: Not very strong. Some malts primarily, nothing else really stands out.

T: The malts are the main feature here. Some spices to accentuate and a fairly pleasant bitterness, not really hoppy though.

M: Just a little bit more bitter than I would like but I can't complain. Balanced flavor and body with an average finish.

D: Drinkable. Not the best pale ale I've had, but far from the worst. Nothing really bad about the brew just nothing really stands out.

If you like a good pale ale you should at least try this beer. However, you could probably find a better one without too much trouble.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 00:53:18 | More by L337ish
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nastley3

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle this beer had average head and decent lacing around the glass. It looked like it could be a good beer. It had a hoppy smell, but I couldnt pick up anything else, which was somewhat surprising/alarming. The taste was very simple, just an all around average pale ale. The mouthfeel was watery and overall this beer was not exciting.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 06:56:20 | More by nastley3
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jwinship83

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from the dundee craft beer variety 12 pack. no freshness information anywhere on the bottle. drank from my sierra nevada hop tulip glass.

A- this one pours out a pale golden colored body with a small white head on it. the head lasts for a few minutes and leaves behind small rings of lacing.

S- caramel malts upfront. a piny and citric hop finish. not much else.

T- the caramel malts i could smell come through strong in the taste. there is also a hint of toffee. a decent amount of hops at the end. resiny pine and grapefruit. not bad.

M- light to medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D- a nice and affordable pale ale. too bad i cant get it outside of the mixed 12 pack and i didnt really care for it overall. in the big picture, the sierra nevada is a better pale ale and more easily found.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 18:46:21 | More by jwinship83
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Review from a few notes scribbled down on 12/13/09

Pours a very clear orange color with a faint white head. Very minimal lacing and even less power of retension. Nose is slightly hopped. Taste is minorly bitter with no real distinguishable characteristics to write about. Low carbonation with a light feel. Not too much going on here with this beer but it isn't bad enough that you should avoid it. There are just other breweries making better examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 20:10:26 | More by stakem
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a mixed Dundee 12-pack. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark orange with a huge rocky off-white head on top. Great retention; left lots of sticky lace and sip rings on glass. Scents of earthy malts and bread. Pretty basic here.

The mouth was thin and wet. I didn't care for that at all. Flavors of biscuits, some mild hops, and semi-sweet malts. Finish was earthy. This was a pretty basic PA. I wouldn't reach for this often, but it would do in a pinch.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 21:15:37 | More by Onenote81
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TheMadJack

California

3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz. Bottle into Pint Glass.

A: Moderate dark bronze with a slight cloudiness. Carbonation is larger than normal bubbles and active. Head is white, somewhat lumpy, and has decent sticking power.

S: Buttery, with accents of pine and lemon.

T: Nice and malty, with a mild hops bite. Predominant flavors are toast and pine. Touch of sweet creaminess as well.

M: Even and mostly smooth with a slight bite.

D: Tasty, not too heavy or overpowering, and versatile. Good job here.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 02:53:24 | More by TheMadJack
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bmwats

Louisiana

2.98/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium dark washed-out amber color. Heavy carbonation, pours a 2 finger, foamy, white head. Slowly settles leaving the cloudy texture as it does. A little beer ring lacing remains.

S: Pretty light nose, all around. A light malt and hay.

T: Steely, rubbery hops, with just a hint of any other grains.

M: Light body, watered down, heavy carbonation.

D: Not much too this, so drink it as you wish.

Atmosphere is okay. Appearance is pretty fair, and nose is really non-descript. Flavor follows suit... not bad, but just not that much there. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2010 01:14:45 | More by bmwats
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endincolorado

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, orange-amber with light off-white head and decent retention. Moderate lacing.

Orangey citrus is prevalent in hop-aroma, with some faint caramel malt to balance.

Flavor is balanced, if not impressive. Moderate bready malt, backed by a decent hop-bitterness that's reminiscent of citrus (if not slightly soapy).

Mouthfeel is medium with a decent amount of creaminess. A bit heavy on carbonation.

Overall, this seems to be a pretty solid drinker, as I might go back for a six-pack. The price is nice as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 02:37:10 | More by endincolorado
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danetrain0101

Arizona

3.35/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold with a slightly cloudy hew. The head is a tall velvety white one which took some time to disapate.

Smell is of a light hopyness and some slightly malty tones. Alcohol can faintly be smelt.

A nice smooth but slightly bitter taste. Perfect amount of bitterness for a pale ale.

Nice full taste, slightly creamy but good.

A very nice drink to have once in awhile.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2010 07:11:32 | More by danetrain0101
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BrewMaven

New York

3.83/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another from the Dundee sampler...

I had this in my garage so at time of review it was VERY cold.

Pours a deep, clear amber with very little head (too cold?). Kept a ring though.

A slight hop aroma permeated my semi-frozen, condensating nostrils.

Taste is a nice balance of maltiness and resiny hops. Finish is hoppy and semi-dry.

Light to medium mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

A really drinkable ale that I'd enjoy having again..And again!

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2009 23:46:05 | More by BrewMaven
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TheDeuce

New York

3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dundee Pale Ale...

Appearance-gold color, large white head comes up, nothing I haven't seen before but looks ok.

Smell-light hop dextrin, piney aroma, not much else.

Taste/Mouthfeel-hoppy with a pleasant piney burn, a little sugary and kind of sticks to that one-note without a lot of layers. Smooth with a nice light finish.

Drinkability-easy drinking, I like that this is more alcoholic than most 4.5% APAs. Hop flavor is subdued enough to be enjoyable for most.

Overall-an ok APA, not the best, simple flavors and no layers but it still tastes pretty good and I respect the higher alcohol. Good effort and nice to see Genesee trying to do more craft style beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 16:24:40 | More by TheDeuce
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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Decent looking amber brown with about a finger of head that dissipates quickly. Looks like it's gonna be highly carbonated.

S: Smells like hops and light floral.

T: Nothing too special here. Tastes like a watered-down IPA. Lightly hoppy and a little grassy.

Drinkability: One of those beers you could mindlessly sip through four or five during a football game.

Value: Not sure how much a sixer of this is, I got this in a sample pack of 12 beers for $10.69. That was a good deal. For around six bucks a six pack, I'd say this is a good choice for, say, tailgating.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 17:28:24 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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MorningDove

Arizona

3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this beer a few times. I got it from a variaty pack at Costco.

A: Standard, it has a nice brown bottle slapped with a frog logo, picture says it all

S: Doesn't really smell like much either, no strong aromas one way or the other. There is a bit of hops but it fades quickly

T: The taste is a bit of hop, little less than your average IPA, but fairly smooth

M: a little more carbonation than you might expect

D: its rather easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2009 02:59:56 | More by MorningDove
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kevinjosephlee

Georgia

1.73/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bottle poured into a glass

A: A clear copper with a short and light head with some lacing.

S: Almost no aroma; hardly any hops: reminds me of mass-produced american lagers.

T: The same overpowering and out of place malts (not to mention, not especially good tasting) as the IPA of this same label. Alcohol followed by some hoppy bitterness is the rest of the (short) story in this department.

M: A medium (yet rather unpleasant) body with high carbonation.

D: Not drinkable at all. I will not be buying this beer again.

Overall: Once again, the Genesee Brewing Co. has done a poor job both classifying and brewing this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 22:53:21 | More by kevinjosephlee
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into my DFH pint...deep amber tinting towards red with nice lacing and a hearty head that settles slowly. earthy, malty smell hints at a full bodied taste. not complex but not simple. seems to have a tang to the smell, but that's not the hops. first taste is actually 'simple' and i would expect more. the finish is a little better. maybe it's a tad too cold? as it warms up, i detect more depth. still a 'good' pale. mouthfeel is a bit above average, but as it warmed up, allowed the hop layering enter the fray. some balancing issues, but i will still give this another try. some classic pales seem a bit musty to me...this one is fresh and well above average. definitely if considered a session pale and enjoyed with an array of higher-end bar foods. fresh roasted peanuts would be fine as well. i can see this accompanying a strew or hot pastrami....

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 15:39:08 | More by mempath
Dundee Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.