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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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BA SCORE
75
okay

712 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 32 | 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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3/5  rDev -8%

djrn2, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of brentk56
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a magnificent head that leaves a streaky pattern of lace

Smell: Grainy aroma, with a hint of citrus

Taste: Biscuity, up front, with a growing aspirin-like bitterness that becomes all encompassing though it relents, just before mid-palate to let the malt come through again; after the swallow, the flavors are in balance though the hops leave a bitter, medicinal aftertaste in my mouth

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: I don't care for the hop profile at all - not recommended

brentk56, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.1/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of BEERchitect
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fairly decent beer that offers some intrigue, but slacking a bit on quality. The aroma suggests a firm balance between spicy, citrus hops and sweet maltiness. But, the flavors are dominated by the hops, which take on citrus flavors, solvents, and a metalic taste. The lighter body also accentuates the hop spiciness and dryness. Finishes a bit bite-ey and astringent, but the hop character easily hides such flaws. Certainly a drinkable brew, but cannot compete with the Stones, Rogues, and Sierras out there.

BEERchitect, Nov 15, 2007
Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -8%

spycow, Apr 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.95/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours an amberesque body with a small, white head.

Smell: Plain pale malts with a backing of citrus fruitiness and a faint, faroff note of grain.

Taste: Pale maltiness with a restrained sweetness. Touch of grain astringency. Light citrus flavor paired with an herbal, tea-like component and a medium bitterness. Flourish of carbonation on the dry, lightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, slightly fizzy.

Drinkability: Best so far of the JW Dundee's Box of Horrors, but that's not saying much.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of Knapp85
3.08/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Knapp85, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of oberon
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
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".

oberon, Nov 03, 2006
Photo of zeff80
3.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an orange/golden color with a tan, bubbly/foamy head. It left patchy trails of lace.

S - It smelled very floral and citrusy. There was a little malty presence.

T - It tasted citrusy and of roasted malt. The hops provided a bitter kick.

M - It was very sharp and crisp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a highly underrated IPA. I was pleasantly surprised.

zeff80, May 29, 2008
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3.98/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While not particularly hoppy, it's certainly not "not hoppy". In the nose it delivers floral and citrusy hops along with a note of apple, and some softly sweet caramelish and biscuity malt. The same characteristics follow in the flavor, backed by a very firm bitterness, and with perhaps a touch of grassiness. It's clean, and superbly balanced, finishing dry with a fairly short finish. It could be argued that perhaps a few more hops, and even some more malt, would enhance it, yet at the same time there's already more malt and hops here than in many IPA's on the English market. Have we Americans become jaded by all of the remarkably full flavored beers being produced here in the US? Does every beer need to be in your face? Certainly not. This is an easily accessible beer that's drinkable, and with enough character to keep it interesting. I do think that it will eventually become lost in a sea of similar beers, but for now I welcome it, and hope that it helps more than a few people to expand their taste for interesting and exciting beers.

NeroFiddled, Nov 01, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.73/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light reddish brown color with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very hoppy as you would expect from an IPA with a strong background of caramel & citrus.

T: The taste is very well-balanced with a nice hops bitterness bite and complimentary sweetness from citrus and caramelized malt. The after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good representation of style, I could certainly drink a few of these. Even though it's not the greatest IPA, I wasn't really expecting much from this beer, but I was very pleasantly surprised that this was a pretty good beer.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 08, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jun 17, 2010
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2.8/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - 1.5 fingers of slightly tanned white foam with good retention and lace. Clear, slightly reddish-copper color.

S - Citrus, grapefruit and orange. Peppery, a little bit of caramel - but not much.

T - Assertive, orange - citrus, hop flavor. Strong lemon and pepper notes. Not much malt presence.

M - Medium body, somewhat high carbonation, and fairly astringent.

D - Reasonably drinkable, but the pithy astringency really cuts down on enjoyment for me. I would have expected that the flaw in this beer would be a lack of hop character, but in reality it is quite the opposite. There is a fairly strong hop presence, but it is not well balanced by malt character and it isn't particularly pleasant hop character.

nickfl, Dec 02, 2007
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3.65/5  rDev +12%
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 StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

more of summer ipa to me. this one pours clear light amber in color with an inch of white head that dies down quickly. this is a bitter ipa, and the nose tells you that straight away. lots of hops, a simple bill of american barley and english caramel malts, and some delicate floral aroma that is also present in the dundee pale ale. the flavor is bitter hops all the way through, not offensively bitter, but very brisk and assertive. i usually think dundee beers are good transition beers for people not usually inclined to drink craft, they are all rather approachable, but this ipa i think is beyond that level. its well balanced, but it really highlights how bitter the hop can be, and as such may not be the most appealing brew to craft newcomers. it does finish clean and crisp, which makes it pretty sessionable, and they mouthfeel is pretty good. very tingly carbonation on the tongue and the body is just barely medium, not heavy or light. a decent ipa overall, but id like it better with more fruity or piney notes to the hop complexion, its just a bitter bomb.

StonedTrippin, Dec 10, 2012
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2.48/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I will review 1000 American IPAs, and to achieve this goal I have to revew some bad ones, purchased a single for 1.29 at Villiage Pump in College Park, MD. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a DC Brau "pig" mason jar glass. Not quite the character limit, damnit, OK I'll describe the beer too.

Amber, clear, big off white head, some lacing, moderate carbonation, particulates are floating in it.

Aroma is grainy, sweet, complete lack of hops.

Beer si medium in body and gritty on the palate, sweet and a little dry with a bad aftertaste, not giong to subject myself to this any longer, next.

drabmuh, Feb 19, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid malt scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts as well as some bisquit qualities. The hop aroma is mild with some light floral notes. The taste is decent. It has a fairly balanced malt and hop profile, yet I feel there is something missing here. It goes down smooth with a light caramel feel. It's bitter and almost metallic tasting. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good IPA, but I feel it could use a little tweaking. Still, for a regional brewery, these guys put out some exceptional beers.

WesWes, Dec 22, 2007
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3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Mora2000, Apr 04, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours bright orangish copper with a thin head that immediately becomes patchy before disappearing.f

The smell is of mild citrus with a touch of caramel backing. More of an APA than an IPA smell.

The taste is malty - almost clashing with the mild almost citric/piney hoppiness, which adds some bitterness, but not nearly enough for the style.

The feel is weak/understated. Not fizzy - just thin.

A cheap beer though - an affordable stab at the style, I suppose. Something flattish/blandish about it, though.

jwc215, Feb 10, 2008
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3/5  rDev -8%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
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2.93/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold color with a slight chill haze. Minor head which settles to a single minute bubble layer. Leaves a single ring of lace from the initial pour

Stale and earthy smell. There's also a medicinal, band-aide odor of phenol.

Strong caramel flavor, reminds me of Drambuie. There's a definite lack of bitter hop. The aftertaste has a harsh, nondescript bitterness that is tempered by a caramel sweetness. Good body for the style.

smcolw, Apr 18, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

XmnwildX12, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.73/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

IPA's were produced to feed the British Army in India, normal British Ales spoiled before they reached them. Extra hops were added during the brew, the first IPA's were born.

This one, to my British taste, is not hoppy enough to be a true IPA. It is a fine beer, I enjoyed the three I have had and would gladly drink it again.

BlackHaddock, Sep 11, 2006
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Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 712 ratings.