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

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Dundee India Pale AleDundee India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
75
okay

780 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 63 | 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:
Beer added by: John on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 780 | Reviews: 376
Reviews by SmashPants:
Photo of SmashPants
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Pretty funky label, at least it's different. Good quality 355mL brown bottle.

Appearance: clear amber colouring. I expected more haze. Decent frothy head with good retention.

Aroma: sweet citrus aromas with plenty of hops - lots and lots, per the style.

Taste: sweet malts and light grains, light orange, lemon and a little candy before a bitter finish.

Aftertaste: certainly brings the bitterness through, not much of the flavours left, but you get a good bitter kick

Mouth feel: somewhat lower carbonation, with a medium body. Surprised there isn't more carbonation to carry more hop flavours through.

Overall: grains and malts with citrus overtones. Very strong, per the American IPA style. I think this one might be a good one to use as a stepping-stone into the world of heavily hopped beers.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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".

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of generallee
3.62/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Guden
3.74/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Billolick
3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of nem2006
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Mora2000
3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of NilocRellim
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of kingcrowing
2.57/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours amber to gold with a slight haze. 2” off-white foam collar hugs the glass producing excellent lace.
S: Floral, spice, pine, grapefruit, light malts.
T: Starts with light fruit and some caramel flowing into a grapefruit bitterness and dries out on the finish.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation to slightly above medium
O: An easy drinking India pale ale that that blends Brittish and North American qualities.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of ehammond1
3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Coagulater
2/5  rDev -38.5%

IPA? More like a barley wine if anything.
Most prominent smell and flavor is barley alcohol.
Thin overall body and feel.
A poor attempt at an IPA
Not a very good beer no matter what you call it.
The best thing about this beer is it proves "You get wait you pay for". Oh well.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
2.36/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A dark golden color, reminiscient of woody beers. Aroma was better than expected, they didn't skimp on the Amarillos, nor did they dump tons of them either. I guess I'm saying this exceeded expectations given the other Dundee aromas (or lack thereof) I've come across.

Taste, the woody did come out, this beer was surprisingly bigger in every way. A true ipa. Balanced for American, not west coast, but not traditional British by any means. Earthy. Good introduction to the style.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper hue bright white head forms fine speckled lacing down the sides of my chalice. Aroma has some herbal/floral/citrus notes with a bit of a metallic edge...semi sweet biscuit/caramel blends of malts to balance things out. Again a slight metallic character found/could be Rochester water. Flavor has a nice rolling bitterness built on hop pellets for sure, but this is something for a small regional brewer to actually use hops. I don't mind this one either nice floral/citrus/bittnerness coming on a bit. Anyway it goes this is a nice beer from a large reginoal brewer, nice to see an IPA or something hoppier than a glorified pale ale hit the shelves. Not bad at all, a decent hoppy brew that I wish to drink a couple of. Medium bodied hoppy ale out of Rochester.

Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in pint glass.

Pours with ample head, but this is short lived, turning into a mere ring of foam over a clear copper liquid.

Balance of malt of hops in both aroma and taste. Too balanced for an IPA, with a shortage of hops that is less obvious in the aroma than in the flavor. Piney and citrus notes dominate in the hops. The mouthfeel is also a little disappointing, being a bit watery. Some aromatics indicative of a higher ABV brew.

{Light revision with re-tasting on 5/26/2011)

Photo of LXIXME
3.76/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Big long lasting off white head covers a hazy golden amber colored beer.

Light citrus style hops aroma with some honey accents.

More of the light citrus style hops in the taste drowns out anything else that might want you to take notice.

Light bittering on a dry aftertaste with just a bit of the hops tastes remaining behind with this medium bodied beer.

I like the light bittering and dryish aftertaste on this IPA.

Photo of jbphoto88
2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber crystal clear beer with a light head that fades fast.

Scent is slightly grassy and herbal with a hint of malts and charcoal. Not a big nose like you would expect from an American IPA.

Taste is bland and piss poor. This one isn't even a solid pale ale or Brit IPA. There is a nice astringency and bitterness but not really a hop taste you would associate with an IPA.

Fizzy fuzzy but not big and buzzy. A disappointing beer. It has some decent mouthfeel and an average drinkability but this is not an IPA. The label says " be bitter people will understand." I understand and I am now bitter from trying this beer.

Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is a pretty copper color with some nice activity. A dense white head retains pretty well and leaves some decent lacing behind.
The aroma has a surprising hops presence, giving off a citric and floral bouquet. There's also a solid malt balance adding a light sweetness.
Interestingly, the hops aren't as strong in the initial sip as on the nose, though the flavor gives way to the taste of hops halfway through the swallow and into the finish. There's a bit of a crisp green apple flavor with a touch of grains behind a caramel malt backing. I think most would expect more hops, but it's solid at the least.
Carbonation is moderate, lending itself a little to a crisp bite in the feel. A light smoothness comes out further along. The body is medium. I suppose there could be a little more character in this aspect.

Photo of SetarconeX
3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish brown, with a large, messy, ugly froth on top that does, however, linger for a while. Smells malty, with perhaps a hint of citrus-like hops. I'd actually expect a little more hop on the nose of an IPA.

Taste has a distinct, oily and hoppy flavor, but nowhere near as strong as on some of the extreme IPA's out there. Decent malt backbone to it.

This actually tastes a lot like the normal JW Dundee's pale ale with a few extra hops, which is really all I wanted out of it. Not a great IPA, by any means, but it's less extreme edges make it more drinkable than the fancy, hop-heavy beers, and you can't beat the price.

Photo of wmtxbb
2.96/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Finger sized head, clear gold body, lots of carbonation that finds its way to the top. Not too bad.

Smell: Woody and citrus hops. A little bit of malt smell

Taste: Spicy hops up front with a little bitterness mixed with some malt flavor. More malt and more hop flavor would make this beer better. Just a bit more. The hop flavor isn't complex enough for me to give this beer more credit and this beer doesn't fit the style of an IPA. It's somewhere in between a pale ale and an IPA. The hops seem flat almost and kind of weak but still present. There is a nice dryness at the end that is due to the alcohol level and the ending is kind of like tasting a tire.

Drinkability: Meh, this is an okay beer. A higher level of malt added with some complex hops and this beer would be drinkable. There is also some off flavors that might be due to inferior malts and hops. If I were the master brewer at Genesse I think I would just scrap this beer and start over. I hate that I bought a whole sampler pack of this and now I have to drink it.

Photo of dacrza1
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Soft brownish-red body with a white head that evokes lacing in a perfect balance--a half-inch head sits comfortably and sternly... spruce and hops abound, with fitting hints of malt--this could be a pleasant surprise! Smooth--too smooth?--for an IPA; warms the whole mouth with its medium-bodied presence... malts are present, as are citrus hints and a warming herb or two... not bad--slacks off as the glass drains still, a long way for Honey Brown's maker! A strange taste when exhaled, though... A pleasant, nonthreatening IPA--an American IPA that you don't need a toothpick or a toothbrush after imbibing... overall, I could drink this again, and with regard to the sampler, the next best thing to the Brown...

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Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 780 ratings.