India Pale Ale
Bass Brewers Limited

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From:
Bass Brewers Limited
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
English IPA
ABV:
6%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.29 | pDev: 17.02%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
99
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 08, 2020
Added:
Nov 23, 2012
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  14
SCORE
76
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Rated: 3.53 by smi69 from New York

Jul 08, 2020
 
Rated: 2.93 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.3 by SargeC from California

Aug 06, 2018
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Clear orange rust color.

Huge off-white head; nice lacing.

Light pine hops & bread-y malts in the nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Crisp, clean, almost lager-ish flavor. Quaffable but not very flavorful. Hot summer days only.
Nov 28, 2016
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Got on draft, served with a thick short lived head. It had decent lacing and a clear golden color. Not a distinct smell and a slightly watery taste. Not bad,and it went well with clam chowder.
Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 2.76 by BEER88 from Washington

Nov 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jun 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

May 17, 2015
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Rated by dstanit from South Carolina

2.51/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Taste like a watery mix drink
Feb 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.39 by SudsSurfer from California

Jan 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.6 by dmeclipse

Nov 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.72 by mychalg9 from Illinois

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by Ludwigkpa from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Phi_Psi_OR_Beta from Oregon

Oct 03, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by InkedinRi from Rhode Island

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Alexander_Corby from Kansas

Sep 16, 2014
 
Rated: 2.88 by slipperysoup from Illinois

Sep 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jul 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Pat_McWilliams from Massachusetts

Jul 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by toppoop from Ohio

Jun 24, 2014
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Frankly, I am unsure as to where this came from. It might have been a part of the last box courtesy of my local, in-person trader, tone77 or I may have bought it as part of a mixed sixer. At any rate, I am working to reduce some of the backlog.

From the bottle: "Brewed in the tradition of William Bass Brewers Limited"; "This fine Inidia Pale Ale has been brewed in the Great British tradition using traditional English Fuggle hops"; "Iconography - from the makers of the original Pale Ale comes Bass India Pale Ale. Made with all malt and a blend of imported and domestic hops, including the traditional English Fuggle. Bass IPA is then dry-hopped in aging tanks for a remarkable aroma. Perfect for anytime you want to enjoy an intensely satisfying beer."

My initial, aggro pour created just under two fingers of fluffy, tawny head with good retention. The sticky lacing that it left in its wake was magnificent. Color was a deep-amber (SRM = > 9, < 13) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled remarkable in that earthy way that Fuggles imparts. This was definitely an English IPA, but I was down with it. Mouthfeel was medium and between the earthiness of the hops and the biscuity quality of the malts, this had a much spicier taste than I expected. It was quite tasty, with a sort of peppery bite, especially on the finish. Speaking of which, I would characterize it as semi-dry to dry. This was probably one of the best iterations of the style that I have tried. Muy bueno!
Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by wrightst from Maryland

Jun 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Schmuckles from Rhode Island

Jun 02, 2014
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Reviewed by generallee from Virginia

3.34/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 6% and there is a short description of the beer as well.

Appearance: Bass IPA has a honey amber color with a slight haze and some visible carbonation. On top sits a tall frothy head. The head is light tan in color and long lasting which makes some slick lacing on the glass.

Smell: It has a very nice sweet malty character with some bready notes and notes of caramel, honey, coffee. Further off in the background I get some mild herbal and very mild citrus hops.

Taste / Palate: The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma but it still brings a nice balance of hops and malt. (If you are looking for a big tasty hop bomb you won’t find it here.) There is a nice mellow bready maltiness up front and though out with mild hop bitterness coming in late in the finish. These hops add citrusy orange pith like bitterness.
May 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Latarnik from New Jersey

May 24, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by KevMo84 from California

May 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Uncledoobz from New Jersey

May 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by DOCRW from Washington

Apr 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by maniaczak from Colorado

Apr 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Notacraftdrinker from Florida

Apr 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Wiscodrinker from Wisconsin

Mar 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Mar 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by cambabeer from New York

Feb 10, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by Freemanclaypowell from Kentucky

Feb 10, 2014
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours clear copper color with a thick 2 finger foamy tan head that did not budge for a while and left very good spotty lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of caramel, floral hops, graham cracker, bread and some light honey; not the hoppy IPA nose like the American IPA’s but still nice smelling.

Taste is also lighter in the hops than expected, but rich and full of malt and caramel, with floral hops, graham cracker, bread, herbs, a touch of honey, very mild spices, grass and some sweetness like brown sugar or toffee; tastes good, but very far of course even for an English style IPA.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied to almost chewy, with average carbonation, a buttery to watery feel and a sweet malty after-taste that was slightly bitter. A nice beer and one I’d have again as it reminds me of a good English beer to drink while playing darts. Not one to satisfy your hop fix, but decent overall.
Feb 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by osant37 from New York

Jan 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dolfan907 from Tennessee

Dec 27, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by pintofparadise from South Carolina

Dec 22, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by ridgeline23 from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by kguard from Iowa

Nov 21, 2013
India Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 136 ratings