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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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668 Ratings

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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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 kicktothehead


3.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from the Dundee variety 12 pack. Drank out of my sam adams glass.

Appearance: Very clear for an IPA. Light orange-golden color. Nice head after pour that quickly disappears leaving lace on glass.
Aroma: Some hop aroma, some sweet smell in background.
Taste: Bitter, but not strong for an IPA. Slight caramel flavor. Some piney flavors.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light mouthfeel. Finishes dry.
Overall: A somewhat weak IPA. Has neither strong bitterness or strong hop aroma. Tastes like a higher bittered pale ale. OK to drink. I am not a hop head, but this beer disappoints for an IPA. It is cheaper, which shows in the amount of hops used for aroma or flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 03:12:26 | More by kicktothehead
Photo of dogfishandi

New York

3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 03:09:01 | More by dogfishandi
Photo of CaptainIPA


3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a ruby-hued copper with an impressive foamy head that settles to a one-finger crown. Sticky lacing abounds.

S: Somewhat off-putting aroma: metallic and grassy.

T: Opens with a grainy scratch that hits the back of the throat before settling into a decidedly bitter middle. Spicy notes reminiscent of rye. Finishes super dry.

M: Thin and creamy mouthfeel with a notable lack of carbonation.

D: Good representative of the style and a fine session beer. Worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 00:16:12 | More by CaptainIPA
Photo of bentrider1957


3.85/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle. Unknown shelf date.

A: Thin, clear-white head which does not last long. Not out of the ordinary for an IPA. Dark amber with some reddish hues.

S: Hoppy with definite citrus notes. A touch of clove-like essence. Not overwhelming but still not bad.

T: Very hoppy with citrus and some spice notes much like clove.

M: Dry and hoppy bitter. Lingering bitter with alcohol overtones.

D: I found it easy to drink especially on a hot day. The colder the better, for me.


Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-11-2010 01:21:59

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2010 17:55:56 | More by bentrider1957
Photo of lovindahops

New York

3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle

A- pours a dark copper look. Thick head oF foam with solid lacing on the edges. Carbonation races to the top

S- malty presence of hops dominates a slight floral scent. Not as overally hoppy as a expected for an ipa.

T- hints on brown sugar, bitterness, grapefruit/earthy profile salvage this brew. The bitterness lingers as the taste exits. Unexpectedly tasty

M- creamy and carbonated. It gives life to the brew. Medium body

D- not bad at all. Let's be realistic... It is not the flagship ipa that will make your mouth water. Nevertheless, dundee has an ipa that is enjoyable in a sitting

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 03:42:09 | More by lovindahops
Photo of buschbeer


3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured this particular beverage into a pint glass. It is amber with about one finger of off white head. The smell is balanced with some pine hops aroma and a solid malt backbone. The taste is malt up front with some pine hops flavor on the back end. I am on my second one, and it tastes better than the first. It has a pretty clean finish. It's not a bad beer, but it's not an extreme beer that everyone seeks. It'd be a good beer to drink around a bonfire or at a cookout as an alternative to a macro lager.


Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 01:54:34 | More by buschbeer
Photo of BierFan


3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: One and a half fingers of light tan head on a clear amber body. Good head retention and lacing. This beer is off to a good start.

Smell: Very little aroma. Slight grapefruit. This is more what I expected from a Dundee beer.

Taste: Nice bitterness and some caramel flavor. Still lacking in the fruity hop flavors that American IPA's are known for. Bitterness and the malt make up for it, though. Prickly carbonation. Kind of has a spicy rye quality. Not sure what that's from.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 03:01:03 | More by BierFan
Photo of Brenden


3.73/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 04:51:22 | More by Brenden
Photo of edchicma


3.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with a small head..some residual lacing. Nice grapefruit aroma with slight yeasty element. Taste is mainly hops...slightly bitter...some malt presence to balance the hops. Mouthfeel is balance between smooth and bitter with a light hop finish. Very easy on the drinkability scale. A very decent brew for a small price.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2010 00:20:02 | More by edchicma
Photo of mnrider


3.45/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz. brown bottle. Nice green label with a ship in a bottle.

A: Pours a pale orange with a thin white head which does not last long.

S: Very hopy, with spicy citrus.

T/M: Hopy and bitter, medium bodied with a very bitter/dry aftertaste.

D: It's good at first but the bitterness is too strong for me. I love IPA's but this one is off a bit to me.


Serving type: bottle

03-11-2010 01:21:59 | More by mnrider
Photo of travduke

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a copper/orange body, great 2 finger white foamy head that lasts the entire time I'm drinking. Great lacing down the whole glass.

Smell: Floral hops up front. I sense some grapefruit mostly.

Taste: Great balance! Nice calm bitter floral hops with a light malt backbone.

Mouth/Drink: Mouth is a bit thinner than I would of liked but it goes down easy, giving great drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2010 04:01:41 | More by travduke
Photo of hustlesworth


3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 08:18:41 | More by hustlesworth
Photo of mtnbikerpa


3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank from the bottle with no freshness date. The label says, "Be Bitter." Not exactly one of the bitterest IPA's I have had. More of an English style IPA. No real citrus or grapefruit flavors. More of a dry hoppy flavor. A good amount of balanced malts. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth with only a limited amount of carbonated bubbles. Drinkable nature is only hindered by my personal preferance. This was a surprisingly good brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2010 12:55:21 | More by mtnbikerpa
Photo of iceicebacon


3.8/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had mixed experiences with this brew. Curiosity caused me to buy the first six pack, as I'd only had Dundee's Honey Brown, which I find satisfactory. I found the IPA to be more than satisfactory, with all the hops I crave and the balance I applaud. The head was frothy and delightful, leaving ample lacing the whole way down. I sang its praises to every hophead I know. The other night I got another, and it was a bit skunked. I'm going on the premise that it was stored poorly and buying another in a moment.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2010 23:04:54 | More by iceicebacon
Photo of nastley3


3.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A beautiful beer that had a full head and plenty of lacing on the glass. Maybe I am just an IPA lover, but I thought this beer was much better than the average review implied. It had a nice hoppy taste and smell (while not being ridiculously bitter.) The only reason the mouthfeel was a little low was because I thought this beer was slightly overcarbonated. All around a nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 04:41:52 | More by nastley3
Photo of ATPete

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

Pours an orange/brown color with a large and sturdy off white head. Leafy, semi-bright hops with a decent malt sweetness to back it up in the nose. Good levels of carbonation, caramel malt kisses the tongue followed by a load of hoppy bitterness. Slightly below the mark of excitement in an AIPA for me personally but this beer would definitely work in a pinch.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 22:43:11 | More by ATPete
Photo of spointon


3.08/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at the Chicago Street Pub in Joliet, IL.

A= This ale poured a clear orange gold. The head was pure white and rose just about 1/2" before settling to a thin skim. A decent amount of web lace clung down my glass.

S= Pretty light on the hops. What there was in the way of hop aroma was all resin/pine. Light sulfur note. Not much in the way of grain or caramel sweetness in the nose.

T= Like the nose indicated. The bitterness is somehow weak and yet it overpowers the even weaker malt backbone (or lack thereof). The bitterness was more pine than citrus. Finished thin and weak in every respect.

MF= Lighter side of medium bodied with a thin watery feel. Carbonation was medium high and felt pretty sharp due to the thin-ish body.

D= It was easy enough to drink but I wouldn't want more of it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2010 07:43:48 | More by spointon
Photo of hosehead83


3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 14:41:00 | More by hosehead83
Photo of Thur123


3.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A fairly heavy pour of this yields a solid two fingers of fluffy white head over a clear and carbonated orange brew. The head recedes slowly. The smell is grassy hopness that reminds me of the hoping in BMC beers, only much stronger and with a larger malt character under it. Maybe it's the smell of the malt that's reminding me of BMC, there's a cereal smell going on.

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The flavor is...well watery, but with a APA hop profile providing bitter and lemon like hop flavor with a balanced and standard malt underneath. The idea behind this seems to be push some hop flavor to the front and let that impact people's perception, then have that flavor fade quickly. Overall this is a good gateway into the style, but a very fair (see meh) take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 00:12:33 | More by Thur123
Photo of jwinship83


4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle form the variety 12 pack. drank out of my sierra nevada hop tulip glass. no freshness information to be found.

A- this one pours out a hazy golden orange colored body with a small eggshell colored head on it. the head quickly fades to no more than a crown and leaves behind even rings of lacing.

S- caramel and toffee malts upfront. after that comes a mix of american hops. lots of pine and a bit of grapefruit. this smells well balanced.

T- the taste is much like the smell. caramel malts with a little bit of toffee upfront. theres a little bit of alcohol that i can taste. the finish is pretty hoppy. lots of grapefruit and pine. pretty well balanced for an IPA.

M- medium bodied with a slightly high level of carbonation.

D- easy to drink. given the price per bottle, this is something that i could see myself drinking somewhat often. unfortunately, this only comes as part of a variety pack and i didnt really care much for the rest.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 18:41:05 | More by jwinship83
Photo of Onenote81

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of the mixed 12-pack. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a crystal clear dark orange with a huge foamy off-white head on top. Retention was superb, leaving tons of sticky lace globs all over the glass. Looks nice. Scents of toasted grains, and light citrusy hops. Not much there.

The body is crisp with a moderate-high amount of carbonation. Light oily feel on the back end. Bitterness is definitely present in this one. But that's about it. Lacks complementing flavors that go with it. Finish is slightly boozy. Aftertaste is a little charring. Overall, this was better than I thought it was going to be, but if I'm getting a sessionable IPA, there are much better choices out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 18:32:39 | More by Onenote81
Photo of projectflam86


2.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a slightly hazy orange yellow color with a thin foam head. A touch of lacing.

S- Mostly pine and alcohol with a bit of toasted grain.

T- A decent amount of bitterness but the hops lacked flavor. A bit soapy in the finish.

M- Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Sharp and abrasive.

D- Overall I wasn't impressed. Much better IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 04:58:25 | More by projectflam86
Photo of drcarver


3/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 00:45:47 | More by drcarver
Photo of bmwats


3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 03:37:11 | More by bmwats
Photo of Avagadro

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: copper in color with a white frothy head. No lacing is seen through the transparent brew.

S: grassy hips dominate the faint aroma.

T: more grassiness, with little in the way of malt or supporting hip flavors.

M: thin body with no textures or carbonation to liven it up.

D: a cheap IPA for those who don't really like IPAs. The one note flavor wouldn't be so bad if the single note wasn't grass.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 02:58:15 | More by Avagadro
Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.