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Dundee India Pale Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 763
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 2
Gots: 54 | 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:
Beer added by: John on 03-01-2005

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.53/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz into a glass.

A: Coppery-gold, fluffy head, moderate lacing.

S: Mainly in the initial puff: herbal hops, malty undertones. The beer itself loses smell when poured.

T: Herbal hops, sweet malts. No real aftertaste or finish to speak of.

M: Full bodied, carbonation is satisfactory.

D: Not bad. Better than what I was expecting. Could down a couple of these.

Photo of Bockrules
3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a nice coppery-gold color with a two-finger fluffy head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind moderate lacing.

S - Big smell of herbal hops upon opening the bottle on a malt background. What I look for in an IPA, good. Unfortunately, upon pouring, much of the smell goes away.

T - Herbal hop presence up front. The body has excellent balance , with a strong herbal hop taste riding on top of sweet malts. The finish was surprisingly lacking in hop flavors and reminded me of the finish I would expect from a cream ale. Hop bitterness shows up meakly in the aftertaste then disappears leaving an oily aftertaste on the tongue.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation, suits the beer very well.

D - Much better than the highly disappointing APA from Dundee. This tastes very natural and is quite drinkable. The hop bitterness is very much lacking for what I would like to see in an American IPA, but I believe this brew works great as a traditional European IPA. The $11 Dundee sampler may yet be salvaged...

Note - old mouthfeel score too generous. Knocked down half a point after resampling (9/16/12)

Photo of WakeandBake
2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle. Light amber to medium orange pour - faint white head. Floral/ sprucey aroma, clean, but faint. Fresh mildly bitter citusy flavor. Some citrus accents and a hint of caramel as well. Mouthfeel is solid - pleasantly surpised
Part of the Craft sampler pack. Not the best IPA but will do in a pinch.

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of a bottle this beer was an orange/amber color with a two-finger head of sandy-color foam. The head fizzed out quickly and left only scattered lacing. The aroma was surprisingly malty for an IPA, crystal malt in particular, behind which the herbal and piney hops lurked. The flavors were similar. Too much caramel malt seemed to sit on top of the hop flavors which were quite green and rather astringent. The mouthfeel was also a little off, too much carbonation made the medium body a little rough. This was an ok beer, but not a good example of the style.

Photo of seedsofchaos
2.97/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Headed over to the next town over from mine after hearing the possibility of a decent liquor store with craft beers just a few miles away. When I talked to their staff and asked what type of craft beer options they had, they pointed out the Dundee craft beer sampler... I went ahead and picked one up, figuring I'd give this a whirl...

A: Nice coloring. It has hues of orange and gold and the carbonation of this bottle made it very active in appearance in a pint glass. When poured, I was very excited about the lovely frothy head that began to appear... Only to be disappointed as it quickly disappeared to virtually no head before I had even taken my first drink.

S: Loving hoppy beers, the smell actually impressed and excited me. Very sweet smelling hops: floral and citrus.

T: The first sip promoted the smell... Every other sip proved to be disheartening. Every beer I've had from this company thus far has a peculiar habit of having a delicious first sip and then suddenly just turns into your run-of-the-mill beer on every taste thereafter. This IPA quickly turned into just another ale very quickly.

M: Decent mouthfeel. Carbonation, although looking very active in the glass, is pretty spot on. Medium body. No complaints here.

D: Meh. It's a decent beer if you've never had a decent IPA before. Definitely might be an alright introductory IPA or something of that nature. Not a beer I would want to drink regularly.

Photo of Clydesdale
3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an orange-copper color with a medium, creamy white head with good retention. Lacing is very good.

S: Mostly floral hops, perhaps some citrus with mild biscuit and caramel-type malts. Light but pleasant.

T: Caramel malt with some biscuit/doughy notes, followed by a solid bite of citric/floral hops. Notes of orange/lemon peel.

M: Very smooth and creamy at first, with a nicely balanced drying bite from the hops. Carbonation is tight and tingly.

D: It's really not in the same style as the mega-hopped IPAs that are in such vogue currently, but that doesn't mean this isn't a well-crafted brew. Its balanced nature is noteworthy.

Photo of clayrock81
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Compared to other crappy beers from this brewer I was not expecting anything, so imagine my surprise when I got a decent IPA. A light copper color with a good, two-finger head that stuck around a little and left some lace. Mild smell of citric hops, floral and piney, and hints of sweet malt and spice. A pleasing and easy-going, if not hop-bomby, IPA. Hops prick the tongue but don't dive-bomb them, and there is some mild sweetness in there to make a smooth, somewhat creamy body. Not a great IPA, but a good one anyone can relax with.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

Photo of thain709
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a copper color with fluffy white head...light lacing

S - The smell of hops was not very prominent for an IPA

T - Mild hoppiness after the disappointing nose...silky smooth taste

M - Decent...once again not your typical IPA

D - A good try...nice balance...we'll say it's drinkable

Photo of beeragent
3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle:

A - Deep medium copper with a 1 inch tan head. Medium spots of lace on the glass.

S - Good hop aroma is detected immediately, followed by a slightly weaker malt aroma.

T - Large hop presence in the front, consisting of a nice piney citrusy taste, followed by a smooth caramel malt finish.

M - Medium bodied with light carbonation.

D - Good flavor from the hops and malts. Definitely similar to the Dundee Pale Ale, just with slightly more hop character. Not a bad brew though.

Photo of flaminghomer
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice bitter beer that is not overwhelming on the hops end of things. Pretty strong too, at 6.3 abv. Color, smell, and taste is representive of the style but a bit watered down, which is okay sometimes. Head retention and lacing leaves something to be desired. This is a quality beer. I know some will not consider anything highfalls brewery makes a quality or craft beer, but they know what they are doing and brew fine beers, just a little watery, that's all.

Photo of beachbum1975
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The marketing people at Dundee's created some really snazzy new labels for their beers... I picked up a variety 12 pack for $10.99. Classy, almost art deco celadon label depicting India Pale Ale. Let's see what this looks like...

Pours a crystal clear, brow to reddish amber color with a white fuzzy head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal to no lacing. After the drink has settled in my tulip, I see a small ring of or white around the edges and some scattered foam leftovers in the middle. Nice color on this one.

Not much of the nose short of some lightly sweeten malts and the faintest amount of citrus hops.

Tastes much like the nose. Light amounts of sweetened malts following by a floral hops presence. As I swallow, there's the slight amount of bitterness. Not complex, rather light and bittersweet.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied, lightly flavored, crisp and dry with an abundance of carbonation. Too light for me to even consider sessionable, but on a hot summer day, I see how this can be enjoyed.

Photo of drxandy
3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz to flare pint, pours a nice shade of slightly reddish amber brown with a cream colored head that retains nicely, good carbonation bubbles stream upwards

smells of biscuity malt, earthy hops

taste is of primarily malts until the hop presence kicks in, very nicely balanced which i find to be odd for the style as most american ipa's are hop bombs where the malts hide in the back. Biscuit/caramel malt, spicy grassy hops, carbonation is good, not bad!

mouthfeel is crisp, bitter, good balance and flavors, not a typical american ipa, very easy to session.

Photo of midaszero
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll admit I wasn't expecting much out of this beer but was pleasantly surprised.

A - Clear amber with a little orange mixed in. 2 fingers of tan head

S - Sweet malts, some citrus hops and pine. very pleasant but not what I was expecting out of an IPA

T - Good hop flavor not much for bitterness. I was expecting it to be a little more malty sweetness from the nose but the taste is more in line with the style

M - Medium body with medium carbonation, good feel

D - Actually pretty solid example, easy to drink and enjoyable

Photo of mothman
2.81/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date into a pint glass. Nice fluffy head, but very little lacing. The color was a brownish peach color.

The smell is very nice, but no where near what a regular ipa smells like. It is enjoyable, but it doesn't fit the category. The taste is similiar to the smell; it is pretty good, but where are all the hops. Definately had a floral/grassy taste to it, just not to the extremes like a regular ipa.

Carbonation wasn't to impressive and the mouthfeel was average.

Overall, this was a decent tasting beer, but it unfortunately wasn't a typical ipa.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a mixed 12 pack of Dundee's ($8.99/12).

Wow, I was surprised by this one! A very hoppy, well balanced IPA for such a cheap price... this is certainly a gem. Has a higher ABV than the usual IPA out there but it isn't noticeable at all and goes down nice and smooth. By far the best beer in this brewery's line up.

Photo of Seanibus
2.67/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours amber with a thin head. Smells grainy with strong but slight sour floral hops. The Taste is sour, with that distinctive Dundee house taste that is sour and slightly unpleasant. The mouthfeel is thin with an acidic aftertaste. This is not an actively offensive beer, but it is hardly a worthy entry into the great American IPA category.

Photo of GilGarp
3.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. It has a redish-orange amber color, great clarity, good head with retention, and decent lacing.

Aroma is hoppy but not as much as an IPA should be. It's there and it's fairly fresh smelling but it's not of American IPA quality.

Flavor is average but really, considering what most breweries are puting out these days, it falls sub-par. There's bitterness but IBUs are probably well less than 50 maybe even less than 30. It just doesn't have the oomph. It would make a good pale ale but it's lacking for an IPA.

Mouthfeel is good but nothing special. Drinkability is good but I wouldn't reach for another unless it was the last beer I had.

Photo of clemtig76
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle part of the variety pack. Pours a dark amber/copper color with a nice rocky head. Sticky lacing rings the glass after every sip. Aroma is of piney hops with some sweet malt. I was expecting a little more in the taste department. Some hop bitterness with a little biscuity malt, more like a pale ale than an IPA.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper wit light amber highlights topped with a mediocre head that demtes itself to a half ring of foam. No bubbling at all!
The aroma is sweet bready malt and oolong tea hops with a spritz citrus zest. The taste starts with some citrus zest and breaqd crust, then softens a little to an herbal pepper and tea hop leading to a skewed hop and caramel malt flavor combination in flavor of the hops. Pretty uneven yet herbal palate that loves to linger in the middle of the tongue. Once again, I underestimated this breweries beer.

Photo of jbphoto88
2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber crystal clear beer with a light head that fades fast.

Scent is slightly grassy and herbal with a hint of malts and charcoal. Not a big nose like you would expect from an American IPA.

Taste is bland and piss poor. This one isn't even a solid pale ale or Brit IPA. There is a nice astringency and bitterness but not really a hop taste you would associate with an IPA.

Fizzy fuzzy but not big and buzzy. A disappointing beer. It has some decent mouthfeel and an average drinkability but this is not an IPA. The label says " be bitter people will understand." I understand and I am now bitter from trying this beer.

Photo of nem2006
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a clear, amber color with a nice head, but very little carbonation was visible in the glass.

The smell was crisp with floral hints. Not much surprise there.

There was a heavy hoppiness to it, but not overpowering. It was smoother than most IPAs I have tried. It was best before it warmed toward room temperature.

Photo of williamherbert
3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance is a thick, pillowy head. Sits atop a hazy, glowing orange. Carbonation looks like bats escaping a cave. Looks like a goddamn BEER.

A really nice flowery hop in the first sniff. Sweetish pine-hop. Some tangy pale malt, with a small hint of citrus fruit.

The flowery estery hop is the signature flavor. The pale malt shows up fashionably late. The malt has hints of tobacco and raisin.

The feel is creamy and chewy, moreso with the temperature rising. Thick and foamy. IT's a terrific, flowery IPA. Not overwhelming but really nice. A summery (!) IPA.

Photo of tgbljb
3.93/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep amber color with moderate slightly off-white creamy head.

Smell is very light with some modest notes of citrus hops.

Taste has a nice citrus hop character, with a touch of malt in the background.

Finish is a bit thin with little taste retention.

While not overly flavorful, it is easy to drink. An above average beer.

4.05/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was my first IPA when i began sampling different beers. When i took my first taste of this beer, i thought my mouth was going to explode. I've never tasted anything like IPA's before and was truly surprised.

Within no time, I was hooked on IPA's and seldom drink anything but.

I gave this one high marks simply because it was my first IPA and I still like it after several others.

Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 763 ratings.