Duke Of Wellington India Pale Ale | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Duke Of Wellington India Pale AleDuke Of Wellington India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery
United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by beernut7 on 08-06-2002

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1.25/5  rDev -61.7%

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1.54/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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1.75/5  rDev -46.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -46.3%

Photo of simmons
1.8/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A lightly copper,hazy Ipa that has no signs of carbonation & leaves a thin lace. Has very mild floral along with a moderate sweet hop aroma , malt aroma is a light grainyness. As for flavor the malt is very light not that much to notice. hops leave a heavy vegetation flavor as if they were freshly picked. Overall flavor of this beer you get mild sweet malt, then medium bitterness then a vegetable after taste. Mouthfeel: light in body, low carbonation & dryness in the end. Overall this beer could have been a lot better, wasn't awful but it could be balanced out a lot better. It is as if I were drinking a bitter grass beer.

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1.86/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Wattery lackluster letdown. Ugggh not a good start for first trip here

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2/5  rDev -38.7%

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2/5  rDev -38.7%

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2/5  rDev -38.7%

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2/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of ZachDow7
2.12/5  rDev -35%
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

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2.25/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pretty flat, no aroma - not very good at all.

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2.28/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Eh. Everything from this place is just.. Eh.

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2.36/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Medium dark amber with some red; fair amount of off-white head leaves behind some lacing

S - Slight hints of grapefruit and pine

T - Water with a hint of malt up front, turning slightly grassy and herbal after a few moments. Hops make their appearance in the back end, with citrus notes accompanying a modest amount of bitterness.

M - Too thin for the style and not enough carbonation

D - In terms of lack of offensiveness and ABV, this is easy to drink. Unless you're locked inside a mall with a Granite City due to zombie invasion, I don't know why you'd want to drink more than a couple.

This is a balanced IPA, and a watery one at that. It tastes fine, but it's not worth seeking out.

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2.4/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had on tap today...

A- Semi hazy dark amber copper color. 1 finger white head dies down to nothing rather quickly and doesn't leave any lacing to speak of.

S- Smells very earthy and floral. Some citrus undertones but you have to really sniff hard in the beer glass to pick it up. Sweet malts in this as well are faint and almost cant tell they are there.

T- This taste like how a roadstop restroom smells like after being cleaned. I had others taste it and they said the same thing. I don't know how to describe it but I'll try. Some citrus tones come and go with this but the noble hops made this a very bitter and earthy beer. Grass notes in this as well along with a faintly sweet malt backbone. Could have used a little more balance I think in the taste.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation was lacking I though and was a little flat tasting. Beer sludged across the palate and left a potpourri kind of taste everywhere. Bitter floral after taste.

D- To be honest I had about half a pint of this and I was done with this beer. I would have moved on to something else sooner if I knew how horrid this beer was going to be.

I have read reviews of people who said they have tasted the most rancid beer in their life and it was in a catagory they normally liked. I never understood that until today. That beer was a nasty joke to me from the IPA comunnity.

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2.4/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Peace Tree pint.

A: Pours a hazy copper orange with 1/2 finger of off-white head. Little retention or lace.

S: Faint citrus, grass and a bit of sweet malt. Grass dominates.

T: Leads with a boozy, stale malt that just sort of trails off. Hmmm, not very IPA-like. Some mineral notes that are accentuated by the carbonation. After a while, some bitterness become apparent on the finish, but that alone still doesn't make it much of an IPA. Some cooked vegetable off flavors also come in toward the end of the glass.

M: Medium body, okay, nothing special.

O: Well, "not impressed" pretty much sums it up. It could be that this was stale, but the store just got it in last week, and judging by other reviews Granite City only started bottling recently, so it can't be that old. Sad to say but this was just not good at all. Wouldn't buy it again, unless someone convinced me that some big changes were made. Too bad, always looking for a new IPA to love, but no love in this bottle.

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2.41/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Granite City - Omaha, NE...

Appearance: Pours a light orange / amber body with a weak looking head. Not at all what I expect to see in an IPA.

Smell: Everything is so faint. The minor malt and the below par hop scent makes me wonder if I was brought the right brew.

Taste: Below par for what I expect having had a plethora of IPAs. I am saddened because it lacks. It doesn't have the hop kick I expect in a good IPA. Faint pine hop and even more faint sugary malt.

Mouthfeel: Honestly this beer just tasted watered down. It's faint IPA elements and easy drinkability put it down fast but I was ready to move on to my next test.

Overall: The weakest IPA I have had. I wouldn't recommend this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%
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

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

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Duke Of Wellington India Pale Ale from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 250 ratings