Duke Of Wellington India Pale Ale
Granite City Food & Brewery

Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleDuke Of Wellington India Pale Ale
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From:
Granite City Food & Brewery
 
United States
Style:
English IPA
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
75
Avg:
3.27 | pDev: 15.9%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
161
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 08, 2018
Added:
Aug 06, 2002
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  21
SCORE
75
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Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleDuke Of Wellington India Pale Ale
Notes: The copper color of this India Pale Ale hints at the strong malt character needed to support the huge hoppy flavors and defining bitterness of this classic beer.
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Rated: 3.45 by craigbelly from Iowa

Apr 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Jim67 from Michigan

3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
L: cloudy amber white head that clings to glass.
S: predominantly grapefruit.
T: light. Could have used more hoppy flavor and bitterness. Had on draft. Slight tin flavor.
F: medium body. Enjoyable. Coats pallet.
O: for restaurant beer it was ok.
Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.33 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Dec 24, 2017
 
Rated: 2.8 by Gtwreck45 from Missouri

Dec 06, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
The appearance is a golden/somewhat amber colored body with a moderate amount of carbonation that is seen rising, one finger white foamy head, light lacing surrounding the glass. The aroma has a strong malty presence up front with some hops trying to make a strong secondary take, but mainly stay subdued. The taste is sweet through the malts, sweet sticky aftertaste and finish. On the palate, its about a light to medium, somewhat sessionable, carbonation seems to be right on for the style and for me. Overall, is this really an English IPA, really? Seemed more of an English pale ale to me.
Jun 26, 2017
 
Rated: 1.54 by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

Dec 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by VaporDome from New York

Nov 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.13 by Richter525 from Michigan

Aug 19, 2016
 
Rated: 2.91 by jtcnashua from New Hampshire

Aug 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Nat1975 from Indiana

May 28, 2016
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Reviewed by 98green from Michigan

3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On tap at a Granite City location. Not doing a full review because the beer isn't in front of me, just some notes. Not much hops smell or taste, and the hop profile is more traditional pine than new school citrus. Plenty of malt backbone, but overall a but muddled in execution. Medioce at best
May 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.38 by torwart68 from Ohio

Mar 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.27 by Magery from Kentucky

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.4 by kmos27 from Pennsylvania

Jan 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by fthegiants from California

Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by BEER88 from Washington

Nov 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.46 by firkingroovin from Illinois

Sep 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Sep 02, 2015
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Rated by Danielr26 from Michigan

2.28/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Eh. Everything from this place is just.. Eh.
Jul 07, 2015
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Rated by Frozetoes from Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
This site calls it an IPA, but Granite City says it's a Pale Ale. I'd lean toward the pale ale.... it's not bad. I'd have it again.
Jun 15, 2015
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Reviewed by BrownAleBollocks from Kansas

3.19/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Pours a light orange with a two finger fluffy cream color head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, and some hop balance. Taste is really malty, mostly caramel, biscuit, and bread/cracker. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall, a very malty pale ale that is confused between english and American, and could actually use a touch thinner mouthfeel.
Jun 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by einman from Minnesota

Jun 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by SCW from New York

Jun 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by MisterKilderkin from California

May 19, 2015
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Rated by TurboBrew from Michigan

1.86/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Wattery lackluster letdown. Ugggh not a good start for first trip here
May 17, 2015
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Rated by ZachDow7 from Michigan

2.12/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Looked good...then I smelled it....amber colored malt water is a better name
May 10, 2015
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Rated by tmryan21 from Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Pretty flat, no aroma - not very good at all.
Apr 30, 2015
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Rated by Reds76 from Maine

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
From a tap at the Indy Airport. Pretty flat, minimal taste for an IPA. No real aroma. Pretty lackluster all around
Apr 26, 2015
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served as part of sampler. Orange color, soapy head. Aroma is lemon grass, taste is bitter citrus. Nice starter IPA for someone who may not like them. Decent.
Apr 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.33 by Awolter from Minnesota

Apr 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by amalburg from Michigan

Apr 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by ovaltine from Indiana

Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.3 by ravger from Illinois

Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by Berg-the-Boiler from Illinois

Jan 13, 2015
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Reviewed by JLaw55 from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This one is pretty tasty with a mild hop presence.

Would purchase again, but the Batch 1000 is still my favorite from here. This is another nice go to though.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes
Dec 28, 2014
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Reviewed by arini10 from Oregon

3.61/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Look: poured into 25 oz glass. Lighter-tone than most IPAs, but the head, which was about an inch and a half, lasted for quite a while. Lovely lacing.

Smell: A little piney, citrusy, and hoppy. Simple.

Taste: Fairly straight forward but enjoyable. Floral notes brighten it pleasantly. Hoppy initially and well balanced by the malts, which set in midway through.

Feel: One of my favorite parts of this beer. Very comfortable. Coates the mouth without feeling suffocating at all.
Dec 19, 2014
 
Rated: 2.8 by cookiemon66 from Virginia

Dec 11, 2014
 
Rated: 2.96 by SouthpawBrewer from Minnesota

Oct 29, 2014
Duke Of Wellington India Pale Ale from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 249 ratings