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

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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
Reviews:
380
Ratings:
811
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
22.66%
 
 
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Reviews by musicjustintime:
Photo of musicjustintime
2.85/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not at all my favorite style...but came in the Brewmaster's Sampler. Not bad, though. HOPPY AS HELL, but that's what it's supposed to be, right?! Actually, for the amount of hoppiness...it's not that bad. Kinda finishes sorta smooth. If you're a hophead...you'll like this. Not too mouth-puckering bitter...but a "good" hop taste. Decent, but again, not my thing. You like hoppy ales???...you'll LOVE this! And for only 20 bucks for a case...you can't go wrong! CHEERS MY FRIENDS!!!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours amber to gold with a slight haze. 2” off-white foam collar hugs the glass producing excellent lace.
S: Floral, spice, pine, grapefruit, light malts.
T: Starts with light fruit and some caramel flowing into a grapefruit bitterness and dries out on the finish.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation to slightly above medium
O: An easy drinking India pale ale that that blends Brittish and North American qualities.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.22/5  rDev -2.7%
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 Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dundee India Pale Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, it's gota two finger thick lumpy off-white head, droopy lacing, and a medium-dark amber body.

Smells like rich malts, not quite roasted, but still very pleasing. I'm also noticing the whole cone hops used in this beer. Not too sharp; nice and clean.

Ok, I taste the exact same components as the aroma. Nothing too sharp or offensive with this brew.

Dundee India Pale Ale's mouthfeel is clean and refreshing. Nothing lingers with this brew.

Overall, a 4.5 is given to Dundee India Pale Ale - Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. This is a fairly smooth IPA that still bring malt flavor to the table. I will buy this beer again.

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Photo of Bearded_beer_guy_
3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite beers.
Its a sustain-er for me and i could probably drink it all night at social gatherings. In fact, I've done that on many occasions.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/9/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, honey, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, honey, toasted biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/earthy hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good American IPA. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/earthy hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This seemed to have some English style influence in flavors, but still felt like an American IPA overall. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of oberon
3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hmm Amarillo and Simcoe hops eh my favorite,poured a clear light golden with a thinner white head that left spotty lace behind as it settled quickly.The hops are there in the nose but they need a little push to really come out the piney/grassy notes are there and are appetizing but not real assertive., a toasty lightly sweet caramel bas is there as well.Pretty ho hum beer for a beer at 60 IBU's and dry hopped in storage a lighter piney hop character slightly resiny a sweetish malt base is just as big as the hop character,somewhat bland.I didnt have real high expectations but this isnt far from being really good just a little "push".

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dundee India Pale ale, 6.7% alcohol poured into a dogfish goblet.

A- Pours a golden copper hued fluid that produces a light head that sinks to a tightly bubbled top. Some lacing sticks to the sides of the glass but not much for style.

S- Subtle hops (Citrus, grass and pine) show in the nose with a little malt sweetness.

T-M- Upfront is a clean and crisp bitter bite that smoothes it's way over the tongue easily.
Doesn't linger very long or give as big of a bite as any other ipa i've had, but clean at that. Hops are charactorized as grassy and lightly piney. Alcohol heat is appearent but not offensivly. Smooth and watery for a 6.3%
alcohol beer but interesting at that, very drinkable.

I could drink this on tap for a cheap happy hour price.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VII:

Look at Dundee, new labels and marketing. They're certainly not the new kids on the block, but this IPA jumped into the market about two years ago, sporting a true modern American-style hopping of Amarillo and

Bright and shiny copper hue, decent head retention with some sporadic stickage. Sweet and herbal hop aroma of mandarin oranges, freshly cut grass and faint powdered aspirin. A bit of sweet biscuity malt in the nose as well. Big on crispness with a fluffy medium body. Dull bitter hop bite from a broader hop flavor that throws thick herb (nearly aspirin-like), spearmint and leaf at the taste buds. Maltiness has a semi-restrained character with a mild sweetness throughout and a juicy kernel of toasted biscuit in the middle. Very clean palate here. The alcohol is a little bit warming with a quick punch of pepper spiciness. Finishes a little dry with more of that dull bitterness.

Bitterness is the star here, with the beer being so clean it might be letting the hops come through a bit too much, as they step all over the malt. Not to nitpick ... a little bit more maltiness to balance would not hurt, but regardless, it is certainly drinkable and within its style.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of generallee
3.62/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has nice amber color with good clarity and a thin foamy head that is off white in color.

Smell: The aroma is light with a pleasant citrus hop scent over a faint malt note.

Taste/Mouth feel: It has a mellow pine and citrus hop tone balanced by a thin malt presence. The palate has a smooth mouth feel with a light to medium body and mild carbonation.

Notes: Basic, smooth, and safe. It has a simple, never over the top flavor that is enjoyable but not one that you would say I need to get more of that.

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Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.25/5  rDev -32%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
1.75/5  rDev -47.1%

Photo of Guden
3.74/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A- shiny coppery gold with amazing clarity and a long lasting white head that leaves perfect lacing.

S- hop candy, orange marmalade, and, as strange as it sounds, a tiny touch of caramelized onions. Smells very good, the onion smell seems like a mix of the malt and hops.

T- similar to the smell this is a hoppy citrus bomb. Orange candy, marmalade, and plenty of sweetness without any discernible malt flavors. Finishes fairly bitter and piney though not overly strong for the style. Could use a touch more malt character.

M- moderate carbonation and body, could be a bit bubblier.

O- definitely the best I've had in this Dundee line of beers. Beautiful to look at and with just enough of a "what's that?" Factor to keep me interested. Not the greatest IPA out there but plenty bitter and hard to beat for the price.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Billolick
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle no freshness info offered. Pours pretty bland looking amber with a long lasting tan head that leaves plenty of sticky, thick lacing. Sweet malt dominant nose, this is pretty dull flavor wise for an American pale ale, more British in style to my taste buds. Lacking any real hop attack. Just some late resiny bitterness picked up in the finish. I wasn’t expecting much and that’s what I got. Decent at best or if in a pinch for anything better then BMC.

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Photo of nem2006
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a clear, amber color with a nice head, but very little carbonation was visible in the glass.

The smell was crisp with floral hints. Not much surprise there.

There was a heavy hoppiness to it, but not overpowering. It was smoother than most IPAs I have tried. It was best before it warmed toward room temperature.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear orange color with a small white head. The aroma is some grassy and citrus hops with some bready malt. There is also some soapiness in the aroma. The flavor is heavy on the bready malt with some perfume and floral hops. There is also some toffee and citrus mixed in, but overall the bready and flowers dominates the flavor. Not offensive, but nothing too good about the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. There are better far better IPAs out there.

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of westcott
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Hugh37
2/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured cold from the bottle.

This beer poured a nice, amber colour, typical of IPAs, with virtually no head, also typical of most IPAs. Subtle hop nose with a slight citrus scent. The taste is not as up-front with the hop bitterness, like most IPAs, but has a great citrus-hop flavour. Very balanced and very enjoyable because of the focus on flavour over bitterness. There is a faint peach/mango/tangerine flavour to it that is quite enjoyable.

Would I buy it again? Yes. Unlike the rest of the beers that Dundee makes, this one I would buy again.

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Photo of kingcrowing
2.57/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip. I got a case for $8.99 (.37¢ a bottle is an amazing deal), I've never had anything by Dundee before, I knew it was Gennesse's craft brand so my expectations weren't too high.

Pours a nice deep amber with a good one fingered fluffy white head that fades real quick, leaving a bit of lacing. Nose is very tame, it's more malty than anything else, maybe a bit of grassy hops but that's it.

I'll expo what others have said, its more of a pale ale than an IPA but less hoppy and crisp than snpa. It's quite malty, actually pretty well balanced but I'd like a much more prominate hop note than this. I'd say it's more like an English IPA than an American IPA. There's a bit of an odd finish that's a bit vegital but there's a light caramel note that balances it quite well.

Mouthfeel is fairly good, it's light and sharp with good carbonation and fairly malty. It's pretty drinkable for what it is. If price isn't an issue, skip this, but at $8.99/case it's way better than most macro stuff.

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