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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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749 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 749
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 43 | 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 Jwale73
3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served in my SA Perfect Pint. Poured a light, translucent copper with a loose, half-inch, off-white head. Not much going on with the nose a trace of aromatic hops and malt. Taste yields a little bit more hops - dull pine and citrus, and a little bit of acidity. Mouthfeel is light-medium with an even carbonation. A fairly simplistic IPA, but really quite drinkable for what it is.

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 UncleRicoII
2.05/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Given to me as a gift:

Pours out nicely with above average head that can stick around awhile. Has a good amber appearance that presents itself nicely.

Aroma sets itself with light hops and floral smell with no stand out character.

Taste of hops are present though watered and bitter leaving the taste bids waiting for the next flavor and never quite getting it.

A nice gift but would recommend other IPAs for the more traditional IPA drinker. This could be pleasant for those seeking less hoppy IPAs.

Photo of RickS95
3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cross between copper and amber sitting under a thick pillow of white bubbles.

Smells like a bouquet of flowers.

While it's bitter, it doesn't overwhelm you. I could still pick up flowery notes.

This thing is a pale ale til the finish, then the hoppy bitter kicks in making it an IPA. Great lacing.

I tolerate IPAs but they aren't my first choice. However, this was a gentle IPA and I could definitely knock back several of these and enjoy it.

Photo of Lauthaha
3.8/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a 4 ounce taster.

Appearance: Looks nice! Golden-yellow translucence speckled with light carbonation. Small head recedes quickly leaving little lacing. A clean looking ale.

Smell: Very subtle. A gentle hop tone supplemented by an almost honey-like scent. No alcohol detectable, which is (to me) characteristic of a good IPA. Can't wait to give it a sip.

Taste: Ahhh. :-) Much like the smell, there is a gentle bitterness accented by notes of honey. Beautiful malt flavor, though it's just a tad on the dry side for me. Nevertheless, to finish the bottle will be a worthwhile endeavor.

Mouthfeel: Round. Not too bitey, not too soft. The carbonation is just about right. For me, this is a beer better enjoyed at or near freezing. I have to admit, I am very pleased by this selection.

Drinkability: Well, it's a great beer; it really is. However, I wouldn't be able to do more than a pint or so during any given session. For me, this is a good middle-of-the-round beer.

I like it. It's a decent example of an American IPA, though I prefer the British style myself. Good color, good flavor, and it's accessible to those who may not be familiar with IPAs. Definitely a thumbs up for this one.

Photo of bigdrewsmoove
3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beeradvocate review.

Bought this at the grocery store on a Friday for something new. Not real impressed. Doesn't seem to have enough hoppiness for my taste. Poured nice with a lot of lacing. Smell, like I said, not much hops. Taste.. see Smell. For the price not a terrible beer, just not what I like out of an IPA.

Photo of DerekP
2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden-honey look, pretty clear, still a tiny bit cloudy.

The nose greets a malty-sweet undertone, coupled with a faint presence of hops resin. A little disappointed in the nose category. Hardly any finishing hops are discerned. Smells a lot like a Maibock.

They went straight to the playbook for the taste. Cascade hops, pretty bitter, with a fair amount of astringency in the finish. The body is too thin for the level of bitterness. The brew even feels bitter and unfriendly.

Certainly not a gateway IPA. Luckily I know better, but be sure to keep this out of mind when trying to pull a friend into appreciating IPAs.

On a positive note, not a terrible brew, just not very good.

Photo of Tballz420
3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty clear with a slight haze from the chill copper colored brew. Very sizeable and fluffy cream colored head sticks all over. Scent is mostly sweet malt, a little hint of citrus from the hop. Taste is dominated by the sweet malt, biscuit, some hop bitterness. Very wet mouth and on the lighter side of medium bodied. This effort poured out impressive, but wasnt what i was hoping for. Certainly not bad, its tasty. Just could go a little further to get to the end.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another beer got in the 24 pack variety case.

A - Well it looks like a standard IPA. Frothy white head. Nice amber hue. Nice.

S - Ehh... not sure. Nothing really jumps out as "hoppy in the smell" mostly of a faint piney smell.

T - Mildly aggressive pine taste with slight medicinal taste at the end finishing in a bitter bite. Finishes dry.

M - Medium bodied yet hops don't seem to be very balanced.

D - Is this an English IPA? Some tones seems to be what I am getting are similar to Arcadia's IPA. I don't really like this IPA seems very unbalanced and sways my opinion on how anyone can make a good tasting IPA. Pass.

Photo of berpwillie
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a transparent copper color with large white frothy head that recedes at a moderate rate. good lacing and soft carbonation. piney citrus smell that follows through in the taste with lemon zesty hints as well. light body and a thin slick texture. average flavor duration that finishes moderately bitter. basically your everyday average ipa.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an light amber/golden/orange color with a thin head that fades away fast, no lacing, very clear and filtered.

Smell is rather weak, mostly has a sweet malt aroma than a hop presence.

Taste is much improved over the other senses, starts off with a decent hop bitterness and then segues into some malt sweetness in the aftertaste, on the higher strength side of a "regular" IPA but you can't tell from the taste.

The hops aren't overly citrusy or piney, but for a budget IPA, you could do worse.

Photo of Erish
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured the 12 oz. bottle into an English pint glass.

A: Amber/Orange, with a nice billowy, orange-cream colored head that lasts a long time.

S: Plenty of hops, of course, and some sweet malt.

T: Very sweet malt and plenty of grassy hops up front, along with an orange/citrus flavor, the middle erupts with more hops and some lingering sweetness, and the finish is dry, hoppy, and long-lasting.

M: Medium-bodied, good carbonation, slick on the tongue.

D: A very quaff-able brew, a good introduction to an American IPA that does not destroy your taste buds with insane levels of hops.

3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep golden body with slight haze. White head that retreats quickly.

S: Slight aroma, what is found is that dominated by hops.

T: This brew has a distinct Dundee taste, I could not explain why, but something screams Dundee about this beer. - A hop presence is very nice to taste from this beer. An overall hop domination to all other layers of the beer. Not overly complex as well as bitter. The bitterness picks up on the finish.

M: Good medium bodied mouthfeel. A typical feeling for most IPAs, strong suit for this beer is that it is not too light, what is I first would have thought.

D: Upfront taste, with a laid back aroma, this IPA could turn people onto the style. A typical light/heavy IPA, good job.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Photo of Dangus
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Amber hue with a steady stream of bubbles. Slightly off white head. Not a terrible amount of head but it seems to be sticking around.

Smell- Grassy and flowery hop aroma. Sweet malty notes.

Taste- Decent hop punch with more of the grassy hop flavor. At the finish I taste some sweet malts. Refreshing bitterness lingers on the palate.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with a nice carbonation tingly sensation.

Drinkability- Good drinkability. Perfect for hot humid weather. Doesn't hurt the wallet too much either, which is definitely a plus.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
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 nrbw23
2.3/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Pours a nice slightly hazy golden orange color with a good tannish colored head. Head had pretty good retention and left some nice layered lacing. Thats where it all ends though for this one.

S- Very biscuity, not to much hops here, and I also got this odd metallic smell too. Not what I expected or wanted.

T- Very bisciuty, way too malty, almost buttery, where in the world are the hops and then there is the metallic taste. Not good at all.

M- Medium in both body and carbonation.

D- Wow I don't think I'll ever try this one again.

Photo of drpimento
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
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 lionking
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dundee IPA from the twevle bottle variety pack. I have wanted to sample some of these beers but usually only see the Honey Brown.

Beer poured from the bottle into a shaker glass. Nice copper color with a nice two finger head. Nice bubble action in the glass

A very fruity, citrusy nose. Taste is bitter and reflects the hops. The hops perk up the taste buds. The beer is very good. Genny can make some good beers. I would definitely buy this again. $12 bucks for the 12 pack. A good value and a very nice beer

Photo of mwa423
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
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 alkemy
3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright and clear golden amber with a thin, almost white head. Has a grassy smell to it with floral hops. There's a somewhat spicy note...maybe clove along with some brown sugar from the malts. However, I just can't seem to get around the grassy aroma. Despite this and a noticeably weak hop presence, this beer has pretty decent flavor. Floral hops and wet biscuity malts. There's some grapefruit as well. Not at all in the spectrum I prefer for IPA's, but pleasing and easy to drink in any regard.

Photo of mazingblue
3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured a copper-amber color with about 2 fingers and off-white sticky lace till the end.

S: Piny smell with some sort of citrus, but not orange. Might be one of the fruits described in the reviews below.

T: Great taste. Not very malty, hoppy! Dry finish, which is good. An earthy taste, mostly pine.

M: Good mouthfeel. Not very carbonated, prickly on the mouth, and dry finish.

D: Probably could down a sixer of this, but would not be able to switch to another beer if so. Not a great beer for outside summer, probably not intended to be. I would drink this beer on a moderatly chilled spring day...

Photo of kdawg105
4.22/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It was a decent IPA. Not my favorite but surely drinkable. It pours into what you would expect from an IPA with a nice head that sticks to the glass. The smell of hops is nice with some pine notes. The taste is good though not my favorite like I say. It has a crisp and heavy mouthfeel but finish nicely with a little bite. It has a nice drinkability if you are expecting the hop characters.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark, almost coppery, amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy with a firm undertone of grapefruit. Flavor is hoppy, though not strongly so, and somewhat malty with grapefruit and other fruity hints. Texture is fairly fizzy and edgy.

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz into portsmouth tulip. Good times.

A- Nice clear honeysuckle body.. seafoam head that is impressive in volume. 3 fingers off the first pour.. settles nicely with some fairly thick lacing. About 1/2 a finger but dense 5 min. later.

S- Citric hops.. tangerine/grapefruit with a dash of mango.

T- Sweet.. papaya/mango come to mind with a close chaser of bitter pine. Decent.. malt is just there as a platform and does nothing for the flavor.. still.. as an IPA it's pretty tasty. Bitterness might be too strong considering the sweetness of the initial taste... they're clashing rather than synergising.

M- Decent, if forgettable. Good balance... mild citric twang, a bit over-carbed.

D- For the (assumed) price point, fairly high. I could knock a few of these back. One of the better Dundee beers I've had.

Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 749 ratings.