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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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Ratings: 732
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of HotHands
3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle in to a nonic.

A - pours a light copper color with a white frothy head. Good lacing on the sides.

S - smell is of grassy and floral hops, with hints of fruitiness and biscuity malt.

T - follows the nose of hop flavors plus a toasty malt presence. It's pretty good, though a bit different from most American IPAs because of the hop profile. Bitterness is moderate, but slightly below average for the style.

M - average carbonation and feel. Finish is clean, doesn't linger much.

D - Quite drinkable for an IPA. It's nothing special but it gets the job done and there's nothing off-putting to complain about.

HotHands, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of Wamesit
2.6/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a bright amber with a thick white head that gives way to thick lacing.

S - Light aroma. Biscuity malts. Some citrus hops.

T - Strong grassy hops bittering. It is difficult to find the biscuit malts, or any malts for that matter, in the mix. Finish is peppery and a touch minty. A broader hops flavor and some more balance would serve this IPA well.

M - Medium. A little bit too much carbonation, esp. in the finish.

D - The lack of direction and/or achievement in this IPA does not leave me wanting another.

Wamesit, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of cdkrenz
3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear copper body with a two inch eggshell head. The head is frothy and sticky. It looks like meringue.

S - Citrusy hops.

T - Citrus and leafy hops. Very little to note in malt character.

M - Wet mouth with a mildly coarse feel on the tip of my tongue and on my lips.

~ This is a nice IPA. It offers a better than average flavor with an easily drinkable ABV. This isn't a beer I'd seek out but it is a beer I would drink if i were on tap at a local establishment.

cdkrenz, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of Metalmonk
3.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid, thick, snow-white head that lasts a long while and remains firm and strong. Lots of bubbles aid in its retention. Color is a very clear pale sunset orange. The complete lack of shading or haziness make it look almost like a lager. Nice lace stickage.

An earthy nose, having hints of mineral and a kind of lightly wet stone-like smell that reminds of a basement...along with the expected/desired presence of breezy clean hops that easily bring to mind citrus rind. Malt presence if pretty laid back, distant even...

No big surprises in the taste, as the hops stay front and center, and are still all about citrus rind, with a twisted kind of bitterness in the finish. Twisted as in salt + citrus rind, though not a tongue-ripper or anything of the more deviant sort. Some stone/mineral too, although this would have been much better had they thrown more malt at it. Clearly they've used a pretty clear grain with which to brew this, but there should have been more of it.

A good balance, texturally, between carbonation-driven sharpness and a softness that becomes even nicer with some of the chill off.

As I sum it up, the citrus peel bitterness is still riding out in the finish after every sip. So it's quite good, and one that needs several meetings to appreciate (didn't like it much on first visit a couple days ago). It's way easy to drink and quite enjoyable for what it is. I just wish they would have bulked it up a bit with a heftier malt presence to offset the pleasing but one-dimensional citrus rind character.

Metalmonk, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of JDFish
4.1/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass:

A: dark golden color and a good amount of white fizzy head that leaves a few minutes of lacing

S: Lite citrus, piney grains, and hops

T: Simply delicious. I appreciate Dundee's simple approach to brewing. Like their other offerings, nothing fancy or complex, but just a quality tastey brew. Strong crisp hoppiness that is clean on the palate.

M: A very pleasant experience. Moderate body, I feel my self-esteem rise when I drink this. Very clean and crisp, light to mid carbonation

D: Awesome! So good, I can drink more than a few of these. Excellent value. Their 12-pack mix is very fun. A delicious simple sweet stout, the pale bock, and the IPA are all very drinkable.

JDFish, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of Bulldog88h
2.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Alright, it's not Flower Power, Founder's Centennial, or Two Hearted, but after a couple of those, this is an easy-drinkin IPA. Not a big hop flavor, but faint enough that you'd still call it IPA. Depending on it's price, a sessionable IPA. Credit goes to Dundee for trying.

Bulldog88h, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of godlessape
4.5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

They were having a sale on Dundee sample 12-packs at a run down, country grocery store near me for something like $9:49. So I gave it a try and glad as hell I did. The 12 pack was old and dusty and even the bottle's inside were coated with such a lair of dust like it had been locked away in a storm shelter for half a decade or so, but that didn't matter a bit.
This is great stuff.

Appearance: Golden orange in color, with a half inch head that quickly shrinks down to a creamy looking thin lair that begs to be pulled on. The thick lacing record's every pull.

Smells: Lemon, grassy, grapefruit, with a subtle undercurrent of malt.

Taste: Fantastic. Hoppy as expected for it's style, but not over the top. I don't taste much malt at all.

Mouthfeel: Feels great. Very smooth, with perfect carbonation.

Drinkability: At the price I found this for it's a steal. I'll be picking up a couple more of these 12-packs, because it's damn sure worth the money.

godlessape, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of beerinmorning
4.33/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA has a great head. The lacing is perfect. Lots of lemon and grass in the nose, leaving a really clean smell without being overly hoppy for an IPA. The taste is very clean, with a dry finish. Sure, it's bitter - it's an IPA - but the clean organic taste and finish is quickly making this my "go-to" IPA.

beerinmorning, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of beerprovedwright
3.95/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Head of two fingers, off white in color with foamy bubbles that lasted about three minutes. Thick clinging lace. Color of the brew matches a 10 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell of black pepper, lemon, orange peel, and hops. Taste is bold and slightly heavy on the black pepper, other flavors I find are, sour bread dough, pine, lemon, sweet malt, and hops. A little light in the mouthfeel spot, but better than water, but not as heavy as cream. Nice warming feeling from the 6.3 percent of alcohol. Better as it warms, a good party companion, I will have some more.

beerprovedwright, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of drizzam
3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear orange/amber color topped with a one finger white head. Head retention is average and some spotty lacing was left down the inside of my glass.

S - Sweet caramel malt accented by floral hops. Smells more malty than hoppy in the aroma.

T & M - Caramel malt and a little more hoppiness than the aroma would let on. There seems to be a bit of strange metallic presence as well. Pretty light bodied and finishes crisp with a slightly bitter hop aftertaste.

D - This is definitely not an "in your face" IPA, seems like more of a tame and watered down version. That being said, I would take it over a lot of the stuff I see on tap these days. Easy enough to drink and worth a try.

drizzam, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of BarrelO
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Light amber body. Decent head leaves quite a bit of lacing.

S: Some citrus, breadiness, fruitiness.

T: Some citrus and herbal notes, but the bitterness is mostly neutral in character. Malt doesn't make much of an impact. Aftertaste is somewhat reminiscent of tea.

M: Medium-bodied, lots of carbonation.

D: Pretty much a training wheels IPA. Good for what it is, though.

BarrelO, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of Arithmeticus
3.9/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very clear orange-amber; decent head and carbonation
S: fresh orangey smell
T: outstanding flavor; not very hoppy; the hops that are present have a citrus character
M: silky, thick, smooth

Not a prominent, distinctive IPA, but quite a sold specimen of the genre.

Arithmeticus, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of thedoubler55
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

thedoubler55, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of jt31914
2.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle:

A: Nice color for certain. Very clingy foamy head; about 1 inch after a typical pour. Nice amber/pale melded color typical of style.

S: Not good. Very cidery and sugary to me. Not much in the way of hops, just an odd cider/citrus aroma that is not too pleasant. Kind of reminds me of Woodchuck mixed with your favorite adjunct brew.

T: A bit better. There are definitely hops in the taste, but the brew is a bit watery and lacks any malt complexity. It is still way to sickly sweet/sugary, and you'd expect the bite of the hops to give it a bit more kick. It's like what Hanson was to pop music - simple and somewhat interesting, yet in a way that leaves you feeling used and embarrassed.

M/D: Not malty enough feel; too slick and sweet, but it is certainly drinkable.

Underwhelming, why did I buy the cheap stuff???? WHY???

jt31914, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of tapman
4.18/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Standard good looking IPA; medium orange body with a one finger head of nearly white foam that proveds a decent sticky lacing. Hints of red also appear in this one so a little darker than some others I've had lately.

Lots of toffee with a big, subtle (if that makes sense) smell of English hops, or at least a similar American low-cohumulone hop.

Lots of toffee and a little caramel followed by spicy hops giving of notes of cinnamon, light pepper and finishes with a little green vegetation. Much better than I expected, I am happy to report.

Quite smooth with enough carbonation to give it a light crispiness in the middle of the sip.

Coming from the honey-brown people this is a decent English style IPA, a style that I am not usually a fan of. I get thrown off by the toffee in these brews and much prefer the west coast style IPAs, but the hops in this one are delicious and I am humbled a little for attempting to judge this book by its cover.

P.S. After reading the BA Mag review I think that it is the very reason that the hops step all over the malts is why I like this one. I could see how that is not great for the style, but I like them clean and this one is certainly that.

tapman, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of wmtxbb
2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

wmtxbb, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.14/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of BrewStoutMagic
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is another fine beer Dundee has thrown in a great inexpensive sample pack. As soon as you pop the top you can smell hops. The taste is bitter but enjoyable.The flavor of the hops stands out boldly.As for color I honestly can't say because I'm drinking it from the bottle.I sure did enjoy that.Thanks Dundee for this cool sample 12 pack.Enjoy

BrewStoutMagic, Nov 06, 2010
Photo of Lukafer
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Vigorous pour yields three fingers of off white head that leaves good lacing. Beer is a medium/dark gold, and there's surprisingly a lot of sediment. Smells are spicy hops and a touch of alcohol. Taste are some bitter hops followed by some malts, bitter finish. Not the best IPA, but at $6.99 a six pack I could drink this often.

Lukafer, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of Mosstrooper
2.85/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a Hard Rock Cafe branded pilsner glass.

Appearance: Golden-orange color with a large white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind a lot of lace in a ring with some spots as well.

Smell: A lot of caramel sweetness, with some flowery hop in the background.

Taste: Begins with a good amount of sugary and almost herbal sweetness, finishing with balanced bitterness and some toastiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with balanced carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Drinkability: A very average IPA, but definitely not bad. This probably won't satisfy the majority of beer geeks, but could make for some good sessioning or as a starting point for beginners.

Mosstrooper, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of orlandomag
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked when someone below explained this beer as a good introduction beer.

My girlfriend knows I love IPAs so one day when she was shopping she grabbed these due to their cheap price tags. When she got home we cooled them down in an ice bath to drink on the back porch that night.

The first thing you notice when you take a sip, especially if you know anything about IPAs, is the lightness of body and flavor. You don't get any of the high-alcohol percentage feeling that you would get with more IPAs because this beer does not have a high ABV at all. Yes it's more than most domestic/light beers but no where near the ABV you are used to associating with most IPAs on the market.

So like someone said before, this is a good introduction beer to IPAs for someone you want to sway into the fold. It's not amazing, it's not horrible, and it's nice and light for easy drinking and won't catch up on you like a stranger in the alley like most IPAs will.

orlandomag, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of frankhanner
2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

frankhanner, Oct 08, 2010
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.

IPAescotch, Oct 01, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this as part of a mixed sixer.

Pours an effervescent amber with 2 fingers of pillowy cream colored head.Above average head retention & lacing

S: Leafy & floral hops

T: Leafy & floral hops, light pear flavor, slight honey malt sweetness up front. Leafy hops dominate as this warms, along with white grape & pear fruittyness. finishes with woody & leafy hop bitterness & just a touch of fruitty sweetness, plus some dryness. This seemed more like an EIPA...

MF: Medium bodied, semi-creamy with decent balance

Pretty easy to drink. Not in love with this one, but I had worse IPAs from many breweries with loftier reps

russpowell, Sep 30, 2010
Photo of soju6
3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear copper color with a billowy head and lots of lacing.

S: Mostly a fresh grain aroma with just a bit of citrus.

T: Initially a tangy bite with mild malt & sweetness. Some citrus and a good bitter finish with a mild metalic taste that lingers.

F: Fairly light feel, the 6.3 ABV is well hidden.

D: Good IPA for a primarily regional brewer. Just a tad too much hop bite for me, still is worth a try.

soju6, Sep 23, 2010
Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 732 ratings.