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Proper Job - St. Austell Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2007)
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Photo of Tobiasmjh
4.66/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 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!

Photo of prosper
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of stephenlee
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of 11millsown113
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of windypete
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of lafunguspore
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ceetee26
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of mdagnew
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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...

Photo of whomas
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of sasky7777
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of endovelico
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of adamcthomp
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Iaido
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of vinicole
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of torerik
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Jetulio
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of wl0307
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

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 keyserkeg
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Proper Job from St. Austell Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.