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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

708 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 03-01-2005)
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Reviews by MrOH:
Photo of MrOH
2.7/5  rDev -16.9%

Clear copper with a finger of white foam. Quick to recede. Splotchy lace.

Floral and spicy hops, rich caramel hops on the nose. A touch of grapefruit.

A nice, subtle blend of floral, spice, and citrus hops over a sturdy caramel malt backbone. I'm guessing that this is a throwback to the 90s IPA, Willamette and Cascade over 2row with mid-range caramel malts. Not bad at all, and proof that the American IPA had solid footing to begin with.

Medium bodied with lowish carb. Suits the beer.

Definitely not my favorite IPA, not by a long shot. But drinkable, flavorful, and enjoyable.

MrOH, Apr 14, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.28/5  rDev +0.9%

Hmm Amarillo and Simcoe hops eh my favorite,poured a clear light golden with a thinner white head that left spotty lace behind as it settled quickly.The hops are there in the nose but they need a little push to really come out the piney/grassy notes are there and are appetizing but not real assertive., a toasty lightly sweet caramel bas is there as well.Pretty ho hum beer for a beer at 60 IBU's and dry hopped in storage a lighter piney hop character slightly resiny a sweetish malt base is just as big as the hop character,somewhat bland.I didnt have real high expectations but this isnt far from being really good just a little "push".

oberon, Nov 03, 2006
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.28/5  rDev +0.9%

Dundee India Pale ale, 6.7% alcohol poured into a dogfish goblet.

A- Pours a golden copper hued fluid that produces a light head that sinks to a tightly bubbled top. Some lacing sticks to the sides of the glass but not much for style.

S- Subtle hops (Citrus, grass and pine) show in the nose with a little malt sweetness.

T-M- Upfront is a clean and crisp bitter bite that smoothes it's way over the tongue easily.
Doesn't linger very long or give as big of a bite as any other ipa i've had, but clean at that. Hops are charactorized as grassy and lightly piney. Alcohol heat is appearent but not offensivly. Smooth and watery for a 6.3%
alcohol beer but interesting at that, very drinkable.

I could drink this on tap for a cheap happy hour price.

wesbrownyeah, Mar 27, 2011
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev +14.8%

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VII:

Look at Dundee, new labels and marketing. They're certainly not the new kids on the block, but this IPA jumped into the market about two years ago, sporting a true modern American-style hopping of Amarillo and

Bright and shiny copper hue, decent head retention with some sporadic stickage. Sweet and herbal hop aroma of mandarin oranges, freshly cut grass and faint powdered aspirin. A bit of sweet biscuity malt in the nose as well. Big on crispness with a fluffy medium body. Dull bitter hop bite from a broader hop flavor that throws thick herb (nearly aspirin-like), spearmint and leaf at the taste buds. Maltiness has a semi-restrained character with a mild sweetness throughout and a juicy kernel of toasted biscuit in the middle. Very clean palate here. The alcohol is a little bit warming with a quick punch of pepper spiciness. Finishes a little dry with more of that dull bitterness.

Bitterness is the star here, with the beer being so clean it might be letting the hops come through a bit too much, as they step all over the malt. Not to nitpick ... a little bit more maltiness to balance would not hurt, but regardless, it is certainly drinkable and within its style.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 10, 2010
Photo of TTripp725
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

TTripp725, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has nice amber color with good clarity and a thin foamy head that is off white in color.

Smell: The aroma is light with a pleasant citrus hop scent over a faint malt note.

Taste/Mouth feel: It has a mellow pine and citrus hop tone balanced by a thin malt presence. The palate has a smooth mouth feel with a light to medium body and mild carbonation.

Notes: Basic, smooth, and safe. It has a simple, never over the top flavor that is enjoyable but not one that you would say I need to get more of that.

generallee, Jun 15, 2008
Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

nstroup, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

TimoP, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Doomcifer
1.75/5  rDev -46.2%

Doomcifer, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Guden
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%

A- shiny coppery gold with amazing clarity and a long lasting white head that leaves perfect lacing.

S- hop candy, orange marmalade, and, as strange as it sounds, a tiny touch of caramelized onions. Smells very good, the onion smell seems like a mix of the malt and hops.

T- similar to the smell this is a hoppy citrus bomb. Orange candy, marmalade, and plenty of sweetness without any discernible malt flavors. Finishes fairly bitter and piney though not overly strong for the style. Could use a touch more malt character.

M- moderate carbonation and body, could be a bit bubblier.

O- definitely the best I've had in this Dundee line of beers. Beautiful to look at and with just enough of a "what's that?" Factor to keep me interested. Not the greatest IPA out there but plenty bitter and hard to beat for the price.

Guden, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.38/5  rDev +4%

12 ounce bottle no freshness info offered. Pours pretty bland looking amber with a long lasting tan head that leaves plenty of sticky, thick lacing. Sweet malt dominant nose, this is pretty dull flavor wise for an American pale ale, more British in style to my taste buds. Lacking any real hop attack. Just some late resiny bitterness picked up in the finish. I wasn’t expecting much and that’s what I got. Decent at best or if in a pinch for anything better then BMC.

Billolick, Feb 03, 2007
Photo of nem2006
3.38/5  rDev +4%

The beer poured a clear, amber color with a nice head, but very little carbonation was visible in the glass.

The smell was crisp with floral hints. Not much surprise there.

There was a heavy hoppiness to it, but not overpowering. It was smoother than most IPAs I have tried. It was best before it warmed toward room temperature.

nem2006, Aug 27, 2008
Photo of Mora2000
3.38/5  rDev +4%

The beer pours a clear orange color with a small white head. The aroma is some grassy and citrus hops with some bready malt. There is also some soapiness in the aroma. The flavor is heavy on the bready malt with some perfume and floral hops. There is also some toffee and citrus mixed in, but overall the bready and flowers dominates the flavor. Not offensive, but nothing too good about the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There are better far better IPAs out there.

Mora2000, Apr 04, 2011
Photo of westcott
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

westcott, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Hugh37
2/5  rDev -38.5%

Hugh37, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of NilocRellim
3.93/5  rDev +20.9%

Poured cold from the bottle.

This beer poured a nice, amber colour, typical of IPAs, with virtually no head, also typical of most IPAs. Subtle hop nose with a slight citrus scent. The taste is not as up-front with the hop bitterness, like most IPAs, but has a great citrus-hop flavour. Very balanced and very enjoyable because of the focus on flavour over bitterness. There is a faint peach/mango/tangerine flavour to it that is quite enjoyable.

Would I buy it again? Yes. Unlike the rest of the beers that Dundee makes, this one I would buy again.

NilocRellim, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of kingcrowing
2.58/5  rDev -20.6%

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip. I got a case for $8.99 (.37¢ a bottle is an amazing deal), I've never had anything by Dundee before, I knew it was Gennesse's craft brand so my expectations weren't too high.

Pours a nice deep amber with a good one fingered fluffy white head that fades real quick, leaving a bit of lacing. Nose is very tame, it's more malty than anything else, maybe a bit of grassy hops but that's it.

I'll expo what others have said, its more of a pale ale than an IPA but less hoppy and crisp than snpa. It's quite malty, actually pretty well balanced but I'd like a much more prominate hop note than this. I'd say it's more like an English IPA than an American IPA. There's a bit of an odd finish that's a bit vegital but there's a light caramel note that balances it quite well.

Mouthfeel is fairly good, it's light and sharp with good carbonation and fairly malty. It's pretty drinkable for what it is. If price isn't an issue, skip this, but at $8.99/case it's way better than most macro stuff.

kingcrowing, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +23.1%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Milkysunshine
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Milkysunshine, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
3.48/5  rDev +7.1%

poured into a fluted pint glass. pours a golden copper color, a little orange. a nice big billowy frothy head with some really nice lace, which is a totally different appearence than the other dundee beers, usually fizzy with poor retention. well this one has some great retention and lots of sticky foam on the side.

a nice hoppy aroma, definatly not kicking your teeth out, but its there. piney, kinda earthy hops. smells like some pellet hops before you throw them in the pot. maybe just a touch of malt in the aroma, but hardly detectable.

prolly the best beer in the dundee variety pack, but that really isnt saying much. some biscuity, slightly buttery malts giveway to rather nasty metallic taste. some earthy, grassy hops, maybe a tiny bit of pine showing up. a little spicy. finishs with a lingering hop bitterness, but again, nothing strong. metallic malt like flavor in the finish as well.

a tad too much carbonation. a little on the fizzy side, but nothing like the other beers. medium to light body. no resiny, oily in the mouth feel like you usually get from ipas, exspecially double ipas. the metallic flavors ruin the mouthfeel a little as well.

decent drinkability, but not worth ever trying after the second bottle in my 12 pack. i wouldnt reccomend it and would suggest pretty much any popular ipa well over this one. but its drinkable for sure and prolly pretty easy to session if you so choose so, but so yourself a favor and stay away from dundee. average to a little below average beers is all they make. the same brewery that makes genny light and genny cream ale, so that cant be too great.

dogfishandi, Apr 09, 2010
Photo of ehammond1
3.03/5  rDev -6.8%

Bottle

Thanks for sharing Nathan!

Dark and clear auburn and orange with a small off-white head. Leaves little lacing down the glass. Looks thin and oily.

Sweet and bready malt character is front and center, with a mild inclusion of pine-forward hops, but only behind a sweet, toffee, and very malty aroma.

Relatively sweet IPA--lots of toffee, caramel, and a bit of syrup, along with a touch of floral, stinging hops and a bite of alcohol.

Thin to medium mouthfeel and somewhat oily and harsh.

A very average, though far too malty, IPA.

ehammond1, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +23.1%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Cynic-ale
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
2.36/5  rDev -27.4%

Poured into becker pint glass (from a twist-off bottle...shows what audience they're catering to); clear golden orange with a minimal white head that fades to a ring of foam almost instantly. Smell is toasted cereal malts, almost no hop smell present. Not a good start to an IPA...let's press on. Taste is just as weak as the smell; thin cereal grains are the malt flavor which dominates, no hop flavor at all except for a mild bitterness which is nearly pushed aside in the aftertaste by a corn-like flavor. Lacing is pretty nice...but otherwise this is a mess of a beer. Genessee should stick to the tasteless light lagers they know, because they are way out of their depth with any more respectable style.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 25, 2013
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Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
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