Dundee Pale Ale | Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.

Dundee Pale AleDundee Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.24/5
466 Ratings
Dundee Pale AleDundee Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
New York, United States
geneseebeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John on 08-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,127
Reviews:
321
Ratings:
466
pDev:
16.05%
Bros Score:
3.03
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 466 |  Reviews: 321
Photo of utopiajane
3.63/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear and orange with a tannish head fo foam that falls well and leave s plenty to look at. Nose is orange pith and faint toasty caramel. The hops are a bit earthy. Taste is good. Fruity orange with plenty of malt to show a bit of caramel and some toasty flavor too. herbal is in the background and it finishes very clean with a lasting bitter. A nice pale ale.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I believe that my (usually) local, in-person trader, tone77, dropped this off for me in one of his famously massive boxes of beer. He has fled south for the winter as a snowbird and in the interim, I have been sifting through the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody.

From the bottle: "Enjoyably Hoppy" depicting a dapper-looking frog atop a lily pad. Ha!

Once again, a screw-top bottle prevents me from even so much as a Pop! Ah, well. I did a slow, gentle pour to get things started & then followed it with a vigorous swirl. This raised a finger of dense, tawny head with excellent retention that left sticky lacing as it receded. Color was a solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an evergreen/pine hoppiness underlain by a bready maltiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was lightly (enjoyably?) hoppy with a definite pine/evergreen bent, but it seemed mild, especially when considered against some of the top beers in the style on this site. Warming, it began to take on an earthy quality, as if English hops had been used in some capacity. It was very easy to drink and I had drank most of it without even thinking. Finish was semi-dry, kind of leaning towards the malt, but still hoppy enough not to be considered sweet. It suddenly dawned on me - it was more of an EPA than an APA! Frankly, when thought of as an APA, it pales (sorry) in comparison, where it could hold its own against an EPA.

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Photo of Zylod
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.02/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gregcordle
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of warpig372
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Pintwacky
4.08/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, floral hops. Taste is malts, grains, some hops and light citrus notes. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a smooth and refreshing beer.

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Photo of superspak
3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/3/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and light floral earthiness. Pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and dark/bready malt notes; with fairly weak strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance, complexity, and robustness of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a very solid pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Beerma
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

just ok nothing great but drinkable not horrible!

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Photo of weaselface89
3.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppyBastard
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date than I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear golden/orange color with one-finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin broken layer of small bubbles remained, there was some lacing on the glass, higher than average carbonation.

SMELL: flowers, citrus and bread, not overpowering.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel, bread, then a nice hop profile that reminds me of grapefruit.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: got this in a sampler 12 pack for $9.99, this was my favorite, I really enjoyed this beer, sometimes I take a chance not expecting too much, I was pleasantly surprised by this beer and will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of djchrismac
3.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of misternebbie
3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of matjack85
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of WillWillows
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jzlyo
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of LutherBrau
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of robebo44
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.36/5  rDev +3.7%

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Dundee Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 466 ratings
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