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Proper Job - St. Austell Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Austell Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2007

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served cold from 500ml bottle into pint mug. Purchased from Tesco as part of a 3 bottles for £5 deal, so a decent price.

A) Lager-amber, a few bubbles, quite a lot of small particles of yeast suspended in it (I should have been more careful on the pour I guess). Thin white film on top.

S) Cascade hops, natch. Grapey malt as well.

T) Cascade hops, backed by another much more bitter hop taste (Williamette or Chinook are named on the bottle). Slight balance from slightly sweet malt. In general, out of balance.

M) Smooth and refreshing, albeit with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

O) Definitely one of the most bitter Cascade hop juice beers available from the British supermarkets. So, if you are a hop head, this one is for you. If you are looking for something balanced or mellow, try something else.

Photo of steverx8
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Simesta
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SayBoom
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tokyotippler
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle from Tesco, Silverburn (£1.65):
This one was my second English IPA in quick succession, following on from yesterdays Gladeye IPA and this one was quite a good offering for the style, probably coming out slightly ahead of the Drygate offering. Taste wise the two were fairly similar but Proper Job seemed to have more hops and bitterness to it, going down easily and well. I'm not sure it's one I'd go back to all that often but it was a nice beer and one well worth picking up if you get the chance.

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

A: Light copper body with a quickly diminishing head.
S: Lovely floral hops and honey.
T: Repeats the nose. Dry and biscuity and a nice bitter finish with a touch of rindy lemon. Slightly astringent. Also a good bit of earthy ashtray like dirt, which I quite like.
O: I really like the hop profile in this one.

Photo of Brim
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Elleyo9
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Rich Golden Amber colouration, just like the big lump of amber in Jurassic Park. produces a think rocky head that has about average retention and dies to a lace cover in around 5 minutes. Some light evidence of CO2.

Smell - Floral tones are evident and there is ample pine hops with some mild citrus leanings all balanced by sound sweet malt aromas.

Taste - Hoppy pine punch from the first sip all the way to the back end, this punch is balanced out by sweet malts of caramel and toffee. Very bitter on the back end with slight touches of burnt sulfur like the taste of spent match heads some oaky wood nips and a tiny hint of lime.

MF - Oddly thin this one but as it has such good linger with a pleasantly drying finish it is not a problem for me.

Overall - Very well balanced almost like an equally matched boxing round between hops and malts on your tongue. I feel this beer is a great testament to the strength of British brewing and the rounded nature of a good IPA!

Photo of thommo_nk
3/5  rDev -22.3%

States on the bottle that this beer is "powerfully hopped" , was expecting a massive slap of hoppy citrus flavour which it does not deliver.

However it is by no means a bad beer.

Photo of speedvagen
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MrDell
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of matias-
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Stigh
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of stephenlee
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Giuseppina
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful golden colour, crystalline, little head that disappears very fast

Smell: tangy fruits and hops, extremely pleasant

Taste: Again fruity and a lot of bitter from the hops. Strong hoppy aftertaste

Feel: soft but present carbonation, medium body, very satisfying

Overall: excellent, somewhere in between US and UK IPA as somebody already wrote.

Photo of psm90
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of weskelly89
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Sam-VW
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BobAshton
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LordAaron007
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Proper Job from St. Austell Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.