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Proper Job - St. Austell Brewery

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very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2007)
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Photo of endovelico


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
Photo of djura


3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

This is one of those beers you must try,and it's worth of waiting it.

A - Honey orange color,usual for IPA-s. One finger white foam,lasting few seconds.
S - Lots of elder spice in it,hops and honey.
T/M - Good balanced bitterness,elder,bitter aftertaste,sweet malt. Some spices.

O - Do not drink it to much cold,you will pass all the good aromas in it. School example of IPA.

08-15-2013 19:46:57 | More by djura
Photo of Mitch84


4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-26-2013 09:02:15 | More by Mitch84
Photo of mjtierney2


3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-11-2013 11:40:12 | More by mjtierney2
Photo of mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-18-2013 19:08:39 | More by mizx
Photo of Tobiasmjh

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
Photo of StevieDarrier


3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-13-2013 20:52:36 | More by StevieDarrier
Photo of innominat


4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-03-2013 15:13:09 | More by innominat
Photo of vfgccp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-21-2013 22:48:57 | More by vfgccp
Photo of dwren89


3.2/5  rDev -17.9%

Appearance:straw gold color, pours a 1 finger head, little head retention, bubbly, prickly head

Aroma: citrus aroma, mild in aroma strength,

Taste: balanced leaning towards hops, about what I expected from an English IPA that’s labeled as “powerfully hopped,” pale malt background with citrus flavors doing the heavy load of taste. Bitterness subdued by grainy, slightly bready pale malt background as you would expect from an English IPA.

Mouthfeel: prickly mouthfeel (as anticipated from the looks of the head), biting finish-- leaves the jaw bone tingling, quite refreshing and drinkable mouthfeel, but finish leaves the mouth tingling

Overall Impression: Average English IPA, certainly more hopped than average in this style, and at 5.5% ABV it packs a punch. Sessionable taste (for an American, at least), with slightly higher than sessionable ABV.

03-21-2013 19:52:10 | More by dwren89
Photo of jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2013. Picked up a while back in Sheffield. Described on the label as powerfully hopped, resulting in a 'proper' IPA. We'll see.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A golden-amber hue with faint haze and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a while before subsiding. Aroma of leafy hops with notes of citrus, white grape and faint melon, underpinned by grainy malt and mild earthy yeast. A subtle whiff of alcohol in the background.

Tastes of fruity aroma hops and caramel malt with a distinct bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, grass, mild white grape/melon, caramel, faint grain, earthy yeast esters and stewed hops. Quite dry. A leafy bitterness upon swallowing, with a hint of booze in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly, spicy and dry, with decent body and nice carbonation. Rather astringent, with an aftertaste of grassy aroma hops and bitter stewed leaves.

A tasty brew - hits the spot. Solid hop character (for an English IPA), with plenty of fruity notes coming through and decent bitterness. Nicely balanced, with a good malt presence. Looks the part, and the mouthfeel is lovely. St. Austell have done a fine job - if this was regularly available near me I'd consider making it a staple in my fridge. Worth sampling if you come across it.

03-19-2013 23:58:11 | More by jazzyjeff13
Photo of torerik


4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-30-2013 21:42:55 | More by torerik
Photo of Jetulio


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
Photo of Paulkasykes30

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-28-2012 18:21:45 | More by Paulkasykes30
Photo of FLima


3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Pale gold color, it made a 2 finger head with long retention that is constantly fed by upstream bubbles. Some floating particles are present as some in the bottom of the bottle.
Aroma of sweet malts with touches of fruits and pine.
Sweet malts balanced with a hoppy and bitter taste, though not harsh, leaning towards grass and fruits, a bit citric. Aftertaste is also hoppy, making it bitter and dry.
Medium body with ok carbonation with small bubbles, the English way.
Decent beer, well balanced, with its own personality and no bad flaws.

12-18-2012 21:13:03 | More by FLima
Photo of jonb5

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
Photo of lafunguspore


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-16-2012 19:21:03 | More by lafunguspore
Photo of adamcthomp


4.25/5  rDev +9%

10-05-2012 19:01:54 | More by adamcthomp
Photo of windypete

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-15-2012 21:27:36 | More by windypete
Photo of ceetee26

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

09-07-2012 18:21:52 | More by ceetee26
Photo of craiggoode

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-07-2012 18:21:41 | More by craiggoode
Photo of fionn13


4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-29-2012 13:16:02 | More by fionn13
Photo of Arborescence


3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-23-2012 09:13:02 | More by Arborescence
Photo of gushov


3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-17-2012 16:43:25 | More by gushov
Photo of DLS168


4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-21-2012 10:56:52 | More by DLS168
Proper Job from St. Austell Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.