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Proper Job - St. Austell Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

55 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 55
Hads: 138
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 11
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
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St. Austell Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

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 Zimbo
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Started with a nose that reminded me of a pint of fresh real ale mixed with a tripel. Golden yellow. Thin constant head with some initial bubbles which eventually disappear to reveal some quality beading. Dampness as well. A reasonably good hopped profile though I didn't get much of that grapefruit quality claimed on the label.
Wonderful mouthfeel ending with a dense firm long bitterness long after swallowing. In fact, it takes on a greater density in the mouth the more you drink.

A proper job is hard to come by these days and you could sure make a career out of this. I wonder about promotion though.

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Photo of JohnnyP3
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Best before date of October 2010.

A: Golden in color with a fine white head. Not a great deal of head retention, but settles to a thin layer with some foam clinging to the sides of the imperial pint glass.

S: Grapefruit with some other citrus mixed in. Doesn't reach out and grab you, but inviting.

T: Lip smacking with a grapefruit taste up front, as suggested by the smell. Great hops presence in this English IPA. After the great hops-citrus attack, mellows out towards the end with a smoother malt flavor. Great transition in the mouth that makes this smooth and easy drinking.

M: As noted above, this IPA has a smooth finish. Nice carbonation and the grapefruit flavor from the hops really awakens the taste buds.

D: Excellent drinkability. Refreshing citrus taste, not overpowering, hard to go wrong with this selection. Does a proper job!

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Photo of mapofthedead
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice amber color with a white head that didn't last very long, leaving a little lacing.

S: Some citrus notes in there, slightly sweet and very pleasant.

T: Lovely! Very citrusy with a pleasant bitterness at the end.

M: Nice mouthfeel, smooth with decent body.

D: Could drink this all day - a very nice session beer but enough complexity to keep you interested!

Notes: 500 ml bottle poured into a Samuel Smith Pint Glass. BBE 03/10/09.

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Photo of keyserkeg
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
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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Photo of whomas
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
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!

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Proper Job from St. Austell Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.