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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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713 Ratings

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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
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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Photo of BeerPhan86
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Courtesty of my friend Sam, who found it on sale. There isn't an IPA or pale ale I won't give a whirl.

A - Clear dark gold with a half finger tan head. Pretty minimal retention and lacing.

S - Earthy, but somewhat off like some of the larger produced IPAs tend to be. I can't discern the hops. Very bready.

T - Bitter hops and biscuity. Somewhat medicinal, and I don't really care for the hop palette used here. Caramel/slightly sweet dry finish.

M - Medium light mouthfeel. I do like the amount of carbonation, it makes the beer refreshing. Dry boozy finish.

D - Somewhat sessionable but too dry and boozy for me to session.

Overall, it's pretty decent and was on sale. Not an outstanding IPA but worth a try.

BeerPhan86, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of cooch69
4.1/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's been a while since I've had an IPA so I got in the mood for this one when I saw it was left over from a party.
Pours a light copper with a thin bubbly film.
Nose was very attractive. Not strong but very nuanced and tasty. Bright floral aromatics with pine, black pepper and some lemon zest.

Taste is once again very citric with mostly grapefruit and pine notes coming from the hops. A slightly sweet biscuity maltiness finished coarse and dry.

All in all this is a superbly drinkable IPA. I have'nt had this style much lately and I still did'nt get a real lot of hops from it.

If your looking to get somebody introduced to a light drinkable IPA here it is.

cooch69, Jun 12, 2011
Photo of yuenglingfan101
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

absolutely the worst beer ever. So bitter that bitter beer face doesn't describe it. So nasty it doesn't even deserve to be called beer. Maybe it is the green label on the label that makes it so unappealing. However this brewery does have one good quality. Honey Brown. The total opposite of India Pale.

not a bad beer this one took awhile to get the flavor to speak to me.

yuenglingfan101, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Lang44
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Lang44, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of orion320
2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

orion320, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of mechanicalprints
3/5  rDev -7.7%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Hugh37
2/5  rDev -38.5%

Hugh37, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of iwillhaveanother
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

iwillhaveanother, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of drcarver
3/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

drcarver, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of pebbs
3.25/5  rDev 0%

pebbs, May 26, 2012
Photo of MrOH
2.7/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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
Photo of ButtomsUp
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ButtomsUp, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Mrose78
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Mrose78, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of JeffONeal
3.25/5  rDev 0%

JeffONeal, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Trevormcraig
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Trevormcraig, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of bassmantin
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Didn't bother pouring this one into a glass, so I'll dispense with the discussion of appearance.

Taste is actually better than I expected. A decent wet-hopped beer. Nothing fantastic, fairly low IBU, but the hops are quality. Leaves a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste but nothing offensive.

I probably would not buy this again, but if I were at bar and they only had BMC, Corona, etc. I would order it.

bassmantin, Feb 15, 2008
Photo of ommegoose
3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dundee IPA Part of the Craft Pack Sampler.

Ruddy amber color, cream colored head that holds at a full cap and leaves full-sheet lacing down the sides of the pint glass.

It's too bad this is not more aromatic. The potency is just not there. I'm getting a non-descript scent of hops, with non-descript citric aromas...some pineapple I guess.

One can't really accuse this of being under-hopped, unlike a lot of lower priced IPAs. The bitterness is sharp and rather acidic (hop extract/oils?), but it has a nice dry bite. Hop flavor is lemony and grapefruity. A bit of pineapple. While I wouldn't say it tastes super fresh, it has some legs. Probably a good herbal burst from it when very fresh. Really not much to say about the malt, which should be to the liking of many IPA drinkers. About halfway through the second beer, this starts to taste pretty damn good. I'm starting to see the logic in bombers. Piney flavors start to show up in the aftertaste.

Feels rather creamy and smooth. This has the best feel of the lot from Dundee. Medium-low carbonation. Unfortunately the alcohol is a little bit hot at warmer temperatures.

I'm assuming that Dundee is not working with the greatest ingredients in order to get this as cheap as it is. They've put together a decently nice beer in spite of that. Still, this is a rather crowded style, and even though it hits all the checkpoints, there are just a lot of better products. I found it to be kind of a slow drinker. Might have just been me. Sure, I'd have it again. The mixed pack in general is a nice value and something I'd buy fairly often, with only one of the bunch being sort of a dud.

ommegoose, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of hopnerd
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

hopnerd, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of sraimondi
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Disclaimer: I'm not much of a hop head (the extreme beers such as the DFH __ Minutes stuff seem to me to be too fadish and without any real "tradition", alot of one-upsmanship going on), so those of you who are, may (rightly??) dismiss this review. But here goes anyway.

An interesting brew.

Picked up a 12 pack atThe Cork in Torrington, CT for $9.99, 3 of these IPAs included.

A nice coppery hue that poured with a very large head which slowly gave way to some nice sticky lacing which held on throughout. Not much aroma, but I can pick up some faintish pine notes. I like the taste. The hop bite is definitely there if somewhat subdued, but hangs on in the finish The feel is very good IMO, nice and full. The 6.3% ABV is well masked, but definitely there. The High Falls folks have done a good job here, especially when you consider these are the same people who brew Genny. I like this IPA alot and given the $$ a very good version. Try it.

sraimondi, Feb 04, 2007
Photo of clager
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

clager, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of habaceeba
3/5  rDev -7.7%

habaceeba, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Vogey77
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Vogey77, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of GordonQuid
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Golden amber with light lacing.

Smells malty sweet with a touch of citrus hop. Slight orange marmalade.

Taste is more of an APA than an IPA. More malty tones than hop profile BUT, for the price this is drinkable and enjoyable.

GordonQuid, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of GnomeKing
2.73/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

IPAs have hops, right? Hops impart bitterness and contribute to lacing and head, if I'm not mistaken. Well, there's very little lacing or head on this one, and the only bitterness is in the disappointment this tepid brew creates.

It's not bad or undrinkable, but there's just so little flavor. A tinge of sweet, bready malt is all I detected. It's a pleasant enough taste, but hardly inspiring or interesting. It's not even up to a pale ale's standard of hoppiness and flavor.

GnomeKing, Aug 10, 2007
Photo of youngleo
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

youngleo, Dec 24, 2007
Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.