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

Dundee India Pale AleDundee India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.25/5
810 Ratings
Dundee India Pale AleDundee India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,199
Reviews:
380
Ratings:
810
pDev:
15.69%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
82
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 810 |  Reviews: 380
Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.44/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RedRider71
4.31/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Excellent IPA and the best one so have found to date. Not as bitter as most, smooth and has a nice alcohol volume. Great price, you can't go wrong.

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Photo of Calvinistic
4.22/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the few IPAs I have actually enjoyed. Not overpowering, nice and balanced. Tasty.

Look - honestly, I drank it straight from the bottle. It looks great in the bottle. Clear with a tiny bit of foam on top.
Smell - yummy, nice floral and pine notes are evident. The smell says "drink me!"
Taste - perfectly balanced, I think. Nice and refreshing. A bit sour like any good IPA, but not too sour. Quite a good balance here.
Feel - no complaints. Crisp and light. Definitely sessionable.
Overall - I am no fan of bitter IPAs, but this is a good one. I really enjoyed it. Way better than a Torpedo, and almost as good as Jai Alai in my opinion. For the price, it's beyond spectacular. Great job, Dundee!!!!

PS - i drank the English Ale and Porter from the sampler just before this one, so perhaps the way was paved for a good review. I don't understand some of the mediocre ratings on here. Dundee is a winner in my book, and it is what it is: simple and straightforward beer without any pretensions. Superb value for the $$$. Cheers!!!

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.27/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hotdogtornados
3.71/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed form the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---THANKS RANDY!
This decent little IPA pours a clear copper tinged golden color with a very nice head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, nice big pool, and excellent lacing. Nose of subtle sweet honey touched malts, bittering hops, and light grain notes. Flavors follow but are better than the nose would imply with nice English malts, lightly toasted, touches of honey, and an earthy grain note that is complimented nicely by the bittering hop that is not overpowering for the style and solidly English in nature while made here is the US. Decent mouth feel, moderately carbonated, and a bitter finish with a decent malt backbone. Overall a decent session IPA.

Cheers

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Photo of nwhittin
3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in that golden/darker yellow color. 1/3" white head. Aroma actually revealed some dry hopping, probably Amarillos even. Impressed, relative to usual underwhelming offerings from said brewery.

Taste didn't bring the flavor though, wood notes from barley, didn't skimp malt wise even if it that isn't exactly my thing in this style. Came in earthy and balanced for the most part. Not my cup of tea, but this feels like it landed where they wanted it to.

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Photo of plumberman63
1.57/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

bitter

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Photo of DaneBramage
2.89/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just a bland, mediocre IPA, not terrible but not very hoppy or citrusy with a watered-down light beer style flavor. Not unlike the Dundee porter, which came in the same $9.99 sampler box and wasn't anything special. Sad because the potential for a tasty IPA is there, why they watered it down is anyone's guess. At this price point it's a decent, drinkable beer but nothing you'd go out of your way to find.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours gold with a mostly transparent body, 3 fingers of head. Lace sparsely decorates the glass.

Again, a fairly malt-forward aroma. Not bad, as I lean more towards malty beers. Fresh grain, baked and toasted cereals, and a pinch of sweet fruity hop. As it warms I get a bit more of the armpit aromas.

The flavor is a bit of a clash unfortunately. Dundee's malt forward signature falls flat as it forces hop flavor to make up the difference. It comes off tasting a bit chalky and planty-sweet. It leaves a starchy, sticky, old harvest vegetable feeling at the back of the throat.

Feel is well-carbonated, but the finish is as mentioned, starchy and sticky and not pleasant at all. It reminds me of the aftercoat of cough syrup.

Overall, if I had to pick a loser from the 12-bottle variety pack, this one would probably be it. Their porter isn't far behind though. The Pilsner and English Style Ales are the winners out of the case.

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Photo of jmg480
3.37/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Reldain
2.4/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Amber colour with a light head, has a very light pine smell. Taste is of light pine and citrus notes. This beer is much lighter than most IPAs I've tried. Not a good beer would not buy again.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.31/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Zylod
3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhilMiller
2.79/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrBass
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NateDyk47
3.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Part of a sampler pack.

L- pretty light, golden color
S- bitter with a citrus note, maybe grapefruit
T- fairly bitter, pretty obvious citrus flavor
F- on the light side for an IPA

Good beer overall, but not extraordinary. Better than the other Dundee beers I've had.

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Photo of ER527
1.85/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Burnthedevice
3.27/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad. Hop finish is unfortunately a bit soapy and slightly metallic. Not the best IPA I've had, but at this price point, pretty hard, if not impossible to beat, at least in my area.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.52/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A mediocre India pale ale. Reminds me of the flying bison ipa, comes in with a hop bite but the lack of flavor profile thereafter makes this a beer that won't be going on anyone's top shelf of brews.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mobius71
3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

For the price point it's a nice IPA. Simple yet tastes.

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Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 810 ratings
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