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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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769 Ratings

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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 56 | 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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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with an average size foamy head with OK retention and not much lacing. Aroma of dry and astringent English-style hops is somewhat bitter with dry caramel malt notes. Taste is also a mix between some dry caramel malt notes with astringent dry hops with a medium bitterness at the end. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but a bit too dry for my own taste.

Photo of GilGarp
3.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. It has a redish-orange amber color, great clarity, good head with retention, and decent lacing.

Aroma is hoppy but not as much as an IPA should be. It's there and it's fairly fresh smelling but it's not of American IPA quality.

Flavor is average but really, considering what most breweries are puting out these days, it falls sub-par. There's bitterness but IBUs are probably well less than 50 maybe even less than 30. It just doesn't have the oomph. It would make a good pale ale but it's lacking for an IPA.

Mouthfeel is good but nothing special. Drinkability is good but I wouldn't reach for another unless it was the last beer I had.

Photo of mwa423
3.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours as a perfectly clear golden color with a finger of off white head that has decent retention.

S - Skewed to the malt, only a light pine/earth hop aroma.

T - Some hops, however quite subdued. Malt was heavier. I would say this is a great pale ale, but as for an india pale ale, it's not a standout.

M/D - Mouthfeel is even and average, filling the mouth. Very drinkable, this could easily be something I could get into when I was less concerned with flavor.

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got a single of this in a mixer sixer.

Not bad looking, coppery and clear with a decent head and some lacing.

Nose is kinda weak. A little hops and some maltiness but not terribly impressive.

Taste is somewhat hoppy but indistinctly so. It doesn't have the bomb characteristics I've come to expect from IPAs. It's just kinda weak on flavor, although pretty high on bitterness. The malt backbone is indistinct, though some caramel does come through.

Body is well carbonated and crisp, pretty easy to drink despite my feelings on the taste.

Overall it's drinkable but I'm not impressed enough to want a whole six pack of it.

Photo of IPAescotch
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light lacing, but little head. Light pale color

S: Mild grassing hop scent

T: Quite carbonated, little eaarthy. Not too impressive.

M: Not even that light it's so carbonated. Kind of a theme among dundee beers. Not too ingteresting, not much hop flavor for an ipa.

D: Swalloeable, but not much to gloat about.

Photo of Knapp85
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew poured out as a copper colored liquid with a foamy white head on top that has a light retention to it. The smell of the beer was lightly hopped, nothing too explosive on the nose here with some sweet malt in there. The taste of the beer could have used a little more bitterness I think but I understand that this is supposed to appeal to the more common beer drinker. The mouthfeel is pretty light bodied. Overall this beer is average to me. I wouldn't have to go buy it again but if it was being offered I'd drink it.

Photo of beergoot
3.07/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle label data: none noted.

Clear, dark gold colored body with nice carbonation and a good, thick, frothy head. Little aroma other than some malt sweetness and the barest hint of hop spiciness. Mild malt flavor with an equal dose of hop bitterness; soapy. Medium bodied; slightly coarse on the tongue; dry finish.

A rather bland, unexciting IPA. The hop character, especially with aroma, lacks presence and impact. Even the malt flavors are pretty mild. The whole enchilada comes across as weak and stale. An IPA with a pretty face but a shallow personality.

Photo of Vancer
3.07/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Last sample beer from the variety pack. Pretty much all have been underwhelming.

Poured this baby into my freebie Sammy Adams glass, a nice amber with a top notch foamy ivory head. Thick rings of lace.

Very subtle notes of pine and citrus, gotta sniff hard to pull them out. Woody resinous quaff, more English than American IPA. Very much a cross-over brew, a disappointing cut at an IPA, but not undrinkable by any means.

I'll sip these two brews tonight and enjoy them, but I wouldn't go after it again, either in a sixer or mix pack. But a decent beer if on a budget.

Photo of treehugger02010
3.07/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This came from Dundee's variety case which I bought at Bryn Mawr Beverage in Bryn Mawr, PA. I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a clear amber color. The head is egg shell, two fingers tall, thin and abundant lacing, poor retention.
Smell: The aromas are cotton candy, malty and piney hops.
Taste: The flavors are watery, pine hops, earthy.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very smooth.
Drinkability: This beer is average.
Don't drink and review.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle without a freshness date. Pours a clear, dark gold color with a dense and creamy cap of light beige foam. Retention is nice, as is the lacing. This is the best looking Dundee brew yet.

Nose is earthy, sweet caramely malt with an equal amount of floral and piney hops. Nicely balanced.

Taste is caramel malts with a toasty and grainy aspect. Hops are grassy and even a bit rough, not necessarily bitter. Earthy and even a bit dull flavor-wise. Seems like more of an English IPA than an American one...lacks the bright and citrusy hops that seem to define the American style. This is actually one of the better Dundee brews though, and is not half bad.

Photo of hustlesworth
3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- clear orange amber with golden highlights topped with a thick bubbly cap of buff colored foam. retention is great and it takes a little too long to settle down. my curiosity is making me anxious. head becomes wrinkly and pock marked as it recedes and it leaves a great deal of lace. so far so good.

S- noticable amarillo nose, floral, but could be a little stronger. grapefruit and mandarin orange mainly and a somewhat generic lightly toasted malt background.

T- nicely bitter with good hop flavor but again the malt is kinda bland. grapefruit, pine, wood, toasted multi-grain bread. more of a hop oil flavor as opposed to something green and vinous. finishes with lingering bitterness and grapefruit rind.

MF- a little thin on the palate but soft and cottony on the lips. hops feel warm. aggressive but tight carbonation making lots of burps. medicinal drying feel.

D- better than i would have expected but more along the lines of a hopped up APA. some more malt behind this one could make it a real winner. no problem finishing this one but there are better easily accessible ipas in my neck of the woods. given to me by my main man distributor dave as a sample.

Photo of thedoubler55
3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The appearance of this beer was probably the only good part about the beer. It was fitted a small head that lasted for a bit, the color was a light tint of brown and orange. The smell was to sweet for my taste, very cidery. The taste of the beer was average, not a beer I would like to drink again. The mouthfeel was also not to filling and the aftertaste was not one of my favorites, considering all the IPA'S I have tried.

Photo of youngleo
3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Pours to a nice head that leaves some lacing after disappearing. The lacing left rings around the glass as you slowly drank it down. Was a light copper color. Head tasted slightly bitter.
S- Had a strong pine smell with a hint of citrus and alcohol. Also malt.
T- Tasted like pine with a slightly bitter after taste. It was probably the higher alcohol content. The malt was also evident.
M- Felt good in the mouth, carbonation was about right.
D- It was good for a change, but I wouldnt want to drink a twelver of these. Ill buy again next xmas.

Photo of drpimento
3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad, not great. Poured with a good light tan foamy frothy fluffy head and some lace. Color is a clear medium ambere. Aroma is caramel malt earth and some hop. Flavor is like aroma with the caramel standing out along with hop bitterness but not so much in flavor. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is on the bitter side and of medium length. Ok beer.

Photo of hosehead83
3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Golden-amber in color, with a big, two-inch head of foam
Aroma-Rather faint hops and citrus notes
Taste-Nice onrush of hop bitterness that stays to the finish but tends to overpower the citrus and leaves a rather unbalanced, overly bitter aftertaste.
"Bold and Bitter" on the label says it all. This beer has all the bitterness but none of the balance that would make for a far better offering of a flavorful IPA.

Photo of aletales
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a golden amber with a 1 finger head. The aroma was of a crisp malt with little hoppiness. On the tongue the malt continued but only with concentration were hops detected. The light mouthfeel and subdued hoppiness make this beer very drinkable, but is it a real IPA?

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of frankhanner
3.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I went to this new place down the street that sells a multitude of IPA's and a decided to try this one out. "Bold and bitter" caught my eye.

The first sip was interesting. I was expecting a much more bitter beer, but instead it was very hoppy and earthy. At first there is not much taste, but the backend is very grassy/earthy. I wasn't impressed at all. After my initial reaction, I finished the rest. Needless to say I was disappointed. It's definitely drinkable, but I was expecting much more.

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


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 drcarver
3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - a hazy golden color with a small white head that fades quick and leaves some lacing.

S - less hop than I'd expect from an IPA. Sweet with a bit of pine.

T - a bit of roasted flavor and some caramel too. Sweeter than I'd expect and not much hop. A bit of pine. Slightly sour.

M - crisp with carbonation. smooth finish with little aftertaste

D - not bad. the lack of hard hop makes it go down easy but it doesn't feel like an IPA more like a pale ale.

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

12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy red-orange color with a fairly decent, frothy off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is caramel and biscuit malts and a hint of pine hops. Flavor is malts, spicy/citrus hops, and metal. Mouthfeel is medium, bitter hop flavor/feel stays around for a while. Decent beer, not great.

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

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

A: Washed-out golden color. Pretty heavy carbonation rises throughout. Pours a 2 finger, foamy, white head. Slowly settles, leaving large bubbly lacing as is it does. Never fully dissipates leaving a blanket of foam on the surface, and spotty wet lacing as you drink. Carbonation continues to rise throughout.

S: A light malt, a little cocoa, citrus, and clove.

T: Really steely, light malt flavor. Hoppy and bitter. Just a touch of indistinguishable sweetness. Seems a little synthetic though.

M: Carbonated and seems diluted. Bitterness remains from start to dry finish.

D: The bitterness makes it a sipping beer.

Decent atmosphere. Pretty solid appearance, and the sweet notes make for an interesting nose. Flavor is okay but washed-out and steely. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

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

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a very nice bright golden color. It had an odd tan head that was tremendous with really big bubbles. The was malty and slighly hoppy smelling with great amounts of lacing. It was just average tasting and I really did not care for it.

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

An average hop-less IPA from a value-based brewer

Appearance: Light copper with minimal head

Smell: Faint malty...hops?

Taste: Sweet malty; can't taste the hops

Mouthfeel: Way too much carbonation, masks the flavors; bitter in the beginning with smoother finish

Drinkability: An OK beer but nothing special

Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.