Proper Job - St. Austell Brewery
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.66/5 rDev +19.5%
Perfect pale gold colour with clean white head. 4.5% not 5.5% (apparently difference is between cask 4.5% and bottle 5.5%). Fruity and floral on the nose almost grassy scents. True traditional IPA 'hoppyness' lingering in the foam. Pint served first at "The Old Customs House", Padstow Cornwall after a strong recommendation by the barman 'Duncan' (sorry for not filling out your survey, I hope this counts for something.) Free sample given with commentary. Later enjoyed at "The Shipwrights Inn", Padstow, Cornwall to the same standard and have one to take home in a bottle along with "Tribute" and "Trelawny", looking forward to a return to cornwall, will certainly be stopping to find this ale again!
06-15-2013 03:52:13 | More by Tobiasmjh
4.65/5 rDev +19.2%
500mL bottle. Pours clear, but obviously not filtered. A thin skim of well-compacted yeast on the bottom of the bottle. Thin white head.
Smell - it doesn't have a strong aroma. Sticky sweet malts, some alcohol, and some candy-like citrus, a combination of yeastiness and the hopping.
Taste - wow. Great balance - not overly bitter, but definitely a strong hop presence. Not really an 'english' character to the hops, either - I could totally believe this was a Rogue product, or other american micro.
Mouthfeel is not heavy and thick, but also not thin and watery. About right.
10-26-2011 01:53:26 | More by prosper
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.33/5 rDev +11%
500ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast
Poured a light golden honey colour. White head poured thick and foamy with a pock marked topping then faded to light covering with thick edging... some light carbonation bubbles drift slowly to the surface... light lacing...
Aroma - Some juicy tart fruits with maybe some tropical hints (peaches, lemons and limes, pears,), quite grassy, floral honey, light sweet grainy malts, talcum powder traces, herbal, peppery hops...
Taste pretty much mirrors the aromas... good grassy and peppery hop bitterness, quite floral, some hay, metallic hints, light biscuit malts, mouth watering fruits (lemons, apples, limes), some saltiness, faint floral honey sweetness, light chalky hints...
M&D - Fairly sharp and dry... light bodied... very quaffable and sessionble brew at 5.5%...
Overall - An excellent example of an English IPA... recommended...
04-27-2011 08:51:08 | More by mdagnew
United Kingdom (England)
4.33/5 rDev +11%
A- Pours a burnished golden colour, hints of caramel with a modetate off white head which stays around for a bit. looks good.
S- smells deep citrus with hints of tropical fruit some bannana in there to, a very complex and inviting smell umong the best i have had from this style.
T- taste is full biscuity and citrus dominated hops up front that contiue and linger to the finish, a malt sweets is detectable towards the end finally becoming dry and quite bitter indeed.
D- An extremly drinkable and quenching beer and one of the best English IPAs i have had. This would make for fine parring with spicy foods or refreshment during the summer months, i must endevour to find on draught!
11-23-2008 17:20:38 | More by whomas
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
To me this beer was a trans-atlantic IPA. It seemed to have a malt profile that fits and English IPA, but with the citrusy hop notes of an American IPA. A good all-round beer, it doesn't hit you in the face with hop bitterness, but has great aroma and balance.
I really enjoyed this beer, it wasn't extreme and I would recommend it to any IPA fan.
03-09-2012 04:04:11 | More by sasky7777
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
This golden beauty displays a lovely bouquet even out of the bottle, with an admirable coalescence of caramel malt, peaches and lemon balm aromatics.
At the mouth, the beer is crisp, angular, modestly bittered - but at the same time splendidly balanced with the sweetness - and carrier of woodish, mossy, minty, piney like notes in play with the obligatory grapefruit notes and bubblegum center.
It's a polished, extremely competent IPA that wears the typical American aromatics but is still very British in it's temperance and elegance. A proper job indeed.
09-24-2013 19:33:11 | More by endovelico
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.25/5 rDev +9%
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a pale amber colour with a nice head that remains for absolutely ages as half a finger of creamy foam.
Smells quite fruity and very fresh, definitely hoppy.
Tastes very refreshing and hoppy (English hops so fruity, sweet and tangy) but at the same time very well balanced and drinkable.
Overall quite a lovely beer and a great example of this particular style.
05-21-2012 08:49:10 | More by CwrwAmByth
4.25/5 rDev +9%
500 ml bottle poured into a Pint glass
Aroma... lemon, herbs,grass,
Appearance... hazy yellow colour, with a big head not too much lasting
Taste... lightly citrus but inmediatly with bitterness end , long aftertaste
Palate....medium body an light/medium carbonation
Overall... well balanced ale. Not extremely hopped but well hopped, nice in mouth. One to revisit
01-08-2013 19:27:37 | More by Jetulio
4.2/5 rDev +7.7%
Bottle courtesy of a friend who was in Tavistock, England visiting his family.
Poured a very light amber. Ever slightly cloudy, Nice lacing.
Biscuity and grassy aroma.
Slightly sweet maltiness, immediately followed by crisp dry, medium hopiness. The hop flavor lingers very pleasantly, to create a lovely after-hop burn. Hint of citrus/lemony notes.
Pleasant substantial mouthfeel.
A very enjoyable English IPA, and slightly hoppier than expected (but that's quite alright). I really enjoyed the St. Austell beers when I visited pubs in Devon and Cornwall a few years ago. I only wish I could get them in the States.
02-03-2009 00:32:59 | More by keyserkeg
United Kingdom (England)
4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
Golden colour, clear, small head which was quick to disappear. Aroma was pine , citrus and very prominent Cascade hop. Tasted lemon, Maris Otter malt and some apple, finish was long, wheaty and bitter. Crisp texture, fairly light body, some carbonation. Overall it was very well balanced and had no weaknesses.
11-30-2012 11:33:29 | More by jonb5
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
The colour is pale gold (7 EBC), the liquid is clear. The large creamy head is compact and off-white. It sinks very slowly leaving lots of lacing.
The rather strong smell is bitter, hoppy and fruity (kiwi, bitter oranges, apricots, lemons, green bananas). Malty flavours – caramel, sweet bread, roasted nuts – creates the balance. Hints of dough and yeast in the background. And maybe a hint of breath mint?
The smooth medium bodied taste is hoppy without any harshness. Sweet fruits like ripe apples and plums, hints of mint and French loaf. The bitterness is smooth and elegant. The aftertaste is sweet and malty with even more fruits and a hint of butterscotch. The finish got some light green hints and a long lasting bitter note.
The carbonation is medium strong; the small bubbles medium strong. The liquid is very smooth, almost a bit sticky.
A very malty and luxurious English IPA: It focuses on the hoppy flavours, not a harsh bitterness.
06-19-2012 18:15:10 | More by bark
4.1/5 rDev +5.1%
"Powerfully Hopped"? Maybe for a British beer...
This one looked great in a glass, good tight head indicative of the added hop presence.
Smell was pleasantly hoppy, malty, but nothing outstanding.
The taste was awesome, however. A fine amount of hop flavor and bitterness. This ain't no "Hop Stoopid", or other brands of that ilk; this was a well balanced very drinkable brew.
I would gladly buy another of these.
07-12-2012 15:58:17 | More by MAB
Proper Job from St. Austell Brewery
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