Propeller IPA | Propeller Brewery

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Propeller IPAPropeller IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Propeller Brewery
Nova Scotia, Canada
drinkpropeller.ca

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not for the faint of heart. True India Pale Ales had to withstand long sea voyages before quenching the thirst of cranky British troops stationed in India. Our IPA is true to this style, it’s bracing, bitter and higher in alcohol (6.5% ABVl) and made with the trademark Propeller quality. It’s full-bodied ale for full throttle beer lovers!

68 IBU

Added by Mandrake on 03-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
147
Reviews:
70
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Photo of StormAles
4.66/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of papposilenus
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanzk
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RHF711
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours orange with sparse carbonation streams. The small head quickly dissipates to something like dish soap. Grainy malts and light floral, citrusy hops in the nose. Hops get more herbal in the taste, and are equaled by a big caramel maltiness. Fusel alcohol is pretty prominent throughout. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation. Light bitterness and alcohol heat in the long finish.

An OK IPA, but lacking in the hop department. Also way too boozy for the strength. I wouldn't recommend.

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Photo of OneTuffPony
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyForeign
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jesterr44
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle at an NSLC store in Nova Scotia. Pours a clear copper color. Requires a hard pour to get a medium size head with average retention. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma is bready malt and piney hops. Flavor is malt forward with bready, slightly sweet malt. Piney hops and decent bitterness follow. Mouthfeel is dry, crisp and moderately bitter. There is no resiny feel with the piney hops. No alcohol presence either. This is a good beer but reminds me more of a well mannered English IPA than an AIPA. I drank two of the 6 beers I brought home from Nova Scotia and had a beer from a small brewery at the Rum Runner restaurant in Lunenburg. All of them were better than the ubiquitous Alexander Keith ales served everywhere. Craft brewing in NS needs more people like the clerk in the Ingonish NSLC store that promote good Nova Scotia beers.

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Photo of chinchill
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap in Lunenburg.

Appearance: clear, amber with excellent clarity. Decent head. Lots of lacing.

Hoppy aroma with sweet malts.

Flavor: Hops dominate; bready malt base. Earthy and faintly herbal. Earthy grapefruit peel aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: near medium carbonation; medium body.

Overall: OK

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - This beer pours a clear amber orange color with 2 fingers of bubble white head. head retention seems pretty good and carbonation seems really lively.

Aroma - up front is very leafy/earthy followed by pine. and then you get caramel and a little bit of burnt toast smell.

Taste - Again leafy and earthy hops. followed by pine then you get caramel malts and some white bread. pretty similar to the aroma without the burnt toast!

Feel - light bodied for an IPA with some slightly sprizy carbonation fair amount of bitterness.

Overall - This is a decent Pine and eathy IPA which is not my favorite kind of IPA to begin with. the flavors mesh alright and if this is your favorite kind of American IPA than you should try this to me its quite mediocre though.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 ml tall boy can purchased from the LCBO for $3.10 CDN. Glad to see this canned and local distributed, canned October 14, 2016.

Appearance - pale golden color, plenty of haze and lots of effervescence. A tight finger and change of white head is poured and substantial staying power. Not a thin looking head, dense like a completely separate liquid on top of the beer.

Smell - some pine but predominantly citrus, lemon and grapefruit is most apparent. Also a certain earthy darkness too. Nose is good, but super robust.

Taste - rather bitter but there's a cantaloupe sweetness mixed in with the malt that stands out. Some grapefruit and lemon on the back end, but underripe melon is the star.

Mouthfeel - smooth and on the heavier end of beers with a drying finish. Carbonation is middling.

Overall - a rather fine IPA that's not from around these parts. Holds up rather well and is a good measuring stick for a well made IPA. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of portwood
2.2/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Smell: Bready, muted hops, bit skunky. Taste: Bitter, grapefruit w/sour note. Finish: Bitter, citrus rind, woody resin, very dry.

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Photo of Jaisell
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Poured a lighter amber color. Aroma is balanced but has its needed hoppiness. Caramel sweetness as well. Flavor has a pretty strong hoppiness that's nearly stinging. Floral and piney hops. Caramel maltiness, maybe a bit too much. Coarse feel. Some alcohol. Not a big fan.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Glad to get a few of these from my mother's trip. Just had a juicy IPA (Julius by Tree House), so my palate should be ready for more of a straightforward IPA!

Bottle dated 3rd week of July 2015 (~5 weeks old), poured into a Sam Adams curved glass.

Look: Golden color, slightly more brown than yellow. My pour did not give it much head. Looks slightly darker than Harpoon IPA in the glass. Cloudy but not murky.

Smell: Earthy, caramel, sweet bread, pine forest.

Taste: A ping from the hops up front, breadiness enters, and then the lingering piney bitterness takes over at the end. Nice malt sweetness in the background, but not too much to change the hoppy character of the beer.

Feel: Well carbonated, clean finish.

Overall: Good all around effort. Probably closer to an English style IPA than American IPA, but encompasses good aspects of each. I enjoyed this first one and won't hesitate to have my second bottle in the near future.

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Photo of -Rick
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Propeller IPA from Propeller Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 147 ratings.
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