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

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Dundee India Pale AleDundee India Pale Ale

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John on 03-01-2005

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Photo of matjack85
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of cwalocha
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I was hoping for a bitter taste from this brew. It does have a great taste and smell. As I read the other reviews I would also agree that it is a good summer IPA.

I am new to reviewing brews and just recently, like the past year, really started to love IPAs.

I would rank this above the Sam Adams IPA.

Overall, I would say its refreshing for an IPA and I would have it again.

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Photo of WojtekS
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BatDaddy
3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another from the Dundee Mixed 12 pack...

A - Deep golden amber hue with a decent sticky looking head. Nice lacing with a small layer sticking around the whole glass.

S - Smell is oddly faint for an IPA, but is mostly some light herbal hops. Slight flowery presence as well.

T - Not bad... herbal resiny hops mostly. Bitter, but not a punch to the tongue. Everything's kind of mild here. Touch of pepper, and some biscuity malt.

M - Medium bodied and a little prickly on the tongue.

D - Decent. Some nice bitter flavors, but nothing very assaulting.

Not a bad beer, but certainly not a great one. Hop heads would probably be disappointed in this one.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served in my SA Perfect Pint. Poured a light, translucent copper with a loose, half-inch, off-white head. Not much going on with the nose a trace of aromatic hops and malt. Taste yields a little bit more hops - dull pine and citrus, and a little bit of acidity. Mouthfeel is light-medium with an even carbonation. A fairly simplistic IPA, but really quite drinkable for what it is.

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Photo of mnrider
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz. brown bottle. Nice green label with a ship in a bottle.

A: Pours a pale orange with a thin white head which does not last long.

S: Very hopy, with spicy citrus.

T/M: Hopy and bitter, medium bodied with a very bitter/dry aftertaste.

D: It's good at first but the bitterness is too strong for me. I love IPA's but this one is off a bit to me.


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Photo of deaconoflove
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ap. Clear amber with tiny bubbles and very slight head.
sm. Not a strong smell, but slight citris/hops.
ta. First imprsssion is tart and bitter, but then a caramel sweetness comes through. Very nice.
mf. medium carbonation and body, smooth.
dr. very much so. I could a few of these.

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Photo of yesyouam
3.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

JW Dundee's India Pale Ale is a deep golden ale; cloudy, with lots of particles in it. It has a dimpled, foamy, yellowish off-white head that leaves great sheets of lacing on the glass. It looks dirty! It has a sweet aroma of brown sugar and flowers. It made my nose run. It is medium bodied and pretty smooth. It is not incredibly bitter, but the balance is good. The hops seem herbal and leafy with a touch of pine. The grain flavor is smooth and solid. It kind of reminds me of Hazed and Infused.
(rated Jul 22, 2008)

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Photo of jasonjlewis
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Part of my jw dundee mix pack.

Appearance: pours a decent head with decent retention that dissipates fairly quickly.

Smell is of apple phenol with some pale and caramel malts. Hops are almost non-existent

Pale and caramel malts. Taste somewhat more german in malting than english. Hops provide a nice and citrusy hoppiness. Not bad at all. A little too sweet as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel lacks any fullness and has mild crispness.it seltzery on the palate These flaws are minor though and the beer does cling fairly decently to the palate.

Easy beer to drink, not impressive, but easy to drink nevertheless

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Photo of TheDeuce
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dundee India Pale Ale....

Appearance-pale golden orange, flushed head appears and then disspitates.

Smell-piney hop oil, some fruit and alcohol.

Taste/Mouthfeel-hops do appear strongly, cascade punch (probably from packets) alcohol and heavy carbonation, not very smooth, somewhat muddled.

Drinkability-a little light for an IPA, might work for more getting into the flavor.

Overall-a gateway IPA, it's not too bad especially for the price, but it also doesn't really measure up given how many fantastic IPAs are out there.

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Photo of wallaceandvomit
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a- pale amber color with a moderate head that lasted for a short while
s- a slight malty taste with a hint of piney hops
t- moderate piney hop kick up from with a kinda bland malty aftertaste
m- average ipa mouthfeel, mediumthick
d- pretty decent beer but not one i would search for. great for $12/12 beers

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Photo of TheTrevor
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a red-tinted amber with a big fluffy three-finger head that lasted a little while. The smell is cascade hops and a bit of malt. The taste starts off with malt and citrusy cascade hops that go all the way through to a grape-fruity finish. The mouthfeel is pretty standard. A decently drinkable beer for advertising itself as "bitter".

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden color with a billowy off white head. The head has a fairly good level of retention but eventually fades to give a medium amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and malty. A caramel and bready aroma are the heaviest. These are mixed with lighter citrus and floral notes. A nice sweeter aroma, but a little lacking on the hoppy aromas for an IPA.

Taste – Starts out with a more busicity malt flavor. There is a very light caramel in the tongue at the start, but it is much lighter then would have been anticipated from the nose. After the initial biscuit (which is a base throughout the taste) flavors of citrus come to the tongue. It’s is a medium to light level of hoppiness. At the very end some of the caramel sweetness that was detected in the nose comes into the taste and mixes with the citrus hop flavors bringing the taste to its finish.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation level of this brew is slightly below normal with the body being just a tad above normal thickness. The body accentuates the flavors well and the lower carbonation does the same. Not bad.

Overall – It has some nice flavors, but is lacking in one of the key components of an India Pale Ale – a nice hop presence. If looking for a light hopped affordable IPA this is one to go for.

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Photo of doktorhops
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another taste trip to the states, and I must admit the yanks know how to brew a robust craft beer with dominant gob smacking hops and fresh flavour, I'm sure this IPA will be no exception and I'm looking forward to trying it out, at $16 a six pack it's a bargain (yes; we do pay too much for alcohol in Australia).

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: This brew presents with a cloudy almost coppery body and a foamy slight beige head which when left to sit for a moment dissipates down to a 5 millimetre lacing, alright.

S: More noticeable than the hops is a toasted biscuit base, it's almost like a biscuit (or 'cookie' for US readers) that's come straight out of the oven... much more biscuity than the ANZAC Biscuit beer I tried last year. There are some faint spicy hops on the nose. Interesting this aroma is more what you would expect from an English IPA.

T: Sweet caramel malt mid palate followed by a little sharp twang of some spicy bitter hops. There is an interesting mix here: a caramel and biscuit malt base with some light tasting hops that seem to somewhat trash the taste buds with bitterness at the end, I like bitter beers but I think the balance could be better with the hops and malt base having a touch more intensity.

M: Very standard IPA mouthfeel; mid to heavy body with light carbonation, quite decent here.

D: It's good... with a caveat: the bitterness is a bit of a session spoiler. Can I handle it? Sure, but your average beer drinkers might be turned off by this and overall I like to rate between the average of my tastes and the tastes of the general population, in this instance it is a thumbs up for me but a probable thumbs down for others.

Food match: Again this is where the bitterness makes it difficult to cater to, my choice would be strong and fresh flavours; Thai and Vietnamese are good picks.

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Photo of rowew
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, twist. Clear label, typical Dundee's in a bright green color. No freshness dating, but the ABV is marked.

Appearance: Clear reddish orange color, medium sized head. Decent retention and lacing

Smell: Subdued aroma - a bit of spicy hops and some bready malt.

Taste: Hop flavor is not very pronounced, but there is a nice level of bitterness. This seems almost more like an ESB to me. Either way, very drinkable, and a decent amount of flavor going on.

Overall impression: Considering this beer is widely available and dirt cheap, this is a nice offering. Very drinkable, interesting enough to keep me coming back for more.

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Photo of beeroclock
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I purchased a variety pack of the JW Dundee line. This is by far the best of the box. This well exceeded my expectations from having the others (honey brown, amber lager, pale ale). Smells of honey and citrus. Taste is of some fruits/citrus/slightly sweet with a nice bitter but crisp finish. Easy to drink, could have several. I had 3 in the box and was generous about sharing the other 2 with the 2 friends I was with. They both enjoyed this one as well.

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Photo of almychristopher
3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a light amber color with a nice head that fades to heavy lacing. the aroma has a decent amount of hops present, but nothing overly noteworthy. the taste continues with a that piney hop flavor that was present in the nose, once again not as hoppy as I would like, but combined with the decent mouthfeel and even better price tag I'd say this a pretty drinkable beer.

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Photo of Tballz420
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty clear with a slight haze from the chill copper colored brew. Very sizeable and fluffy cream colored head sticks all over. Scent is mostly sweet malt, a little hint of citrus from the hop. Taste is dominated by the sweet malt, biscuit, some hop bitterness. Very wet mouth and on the lighter side of medium bodied. This effort poured out impressive, but wasnt what i was hoping for. Certainly not bad, its tasty. Just could go a little further to get to the end.

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Photo of InkedinRi
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice ipa to start your friends into craft beer, mild won't blow there pellet out of their mouth

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Photo of soju6
3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear copper color with a billowy head and lots of lacing.

S: Mostly a fresh grain aroma with just a bit of citrus.

T: Initially a tangy bite with mild malt & sweetness. Some citrus and a good bitter finish with a mild metalic taste that lingers.

F: Fairly light feel, the 6.3 ABV is well hidden.

D: Good IPA for a primarily regional brewer. Just a tad too much hop bite for me, still is worth a try.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.46/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of falconmatt
3.47/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a chilled bottle into a pint glass. 1" head that slowly receeded. Noticed a reddish-amber color that was clear and a very light carbonation. Smell was lacking; dull notes of citrus, but rather weak, probably due to the lack of carbonation. Detected spice and floral notes in the taste. Very flavorful, but not necessarily as "hoppy" as some IPAs, which I felt was a lacking characteristic. Overall, a lighter tasting brew that could be enjoyed leisurely among friends, for a good price, too.

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured into a fluted pint glass. pours a golden copper color, a little orange. a nice big billowy frothy head with some really nice lace, which is a totally different appearence than the other dundee beers, usually fizzy with poor retention. well this one has some great retention and lots of sticky foam on the side.

a nice hoppy aroma, definatly not kicking your teeth out, but its there. piney, kinda earthy hops. smells like some pellet hops before you throw them in the pot. maybe just a touch of malt in the aroma, but hardly detectable.

prolly the best beer in the dundee variety pack, but that really isnt saying much. some biscuity, slightly buttery malts giveway to rather nasty metallic taste. some earthy, grassy hops, maybe a tiny bit of pine showing up. a little spicy. finishs with a lingering hop bitterness, but again, nothing strong. metallic malt like flavor in the finish as well.

a tad too much carbonation. a little on the fizzy side, but nothing like the other beers. medium to light body. no resiny, oily in the mouth feel like you usually get from ipas, exspecially double ipas. the metallic flavors ruin the mouthfeel a little as well.

decent drinkability, but not worth ever trying after the second bottle in my 12 pack. i wouldnt reccomend it and would suggest pretty much any popular ipa well over this one. but its drinkable for sure and prolly pretty easy to session if you so choose so, but so yourself a favor and stay away from dundee. average to a little below average beers is all they make. the same brewery that makes genny light and genny cream ale, so that cant be too great.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle poured into a mug

Dundee India Pale Ale poured an amber color with a frothy mountainous 2-finger off white head that held well making this beer look inviting. Dundee IPA has a hop aroma with some light floral notes. The taste is of bitter hops, however, not over the top like some IPA's.
The Ale has a medium body with a light fizzy carbonation. The finish is clean, dry but a little sharp and has a light malt backbone.

Dundee India Pale Ale is worth another visit.

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Photo of obrike
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12-er mixed pack at Sprouts in Round Rock for just over 10 bucks...quite a bargain. I've never had a Dundee product, so I was a bit concerned, especially for the low prize.

A nice start...the pour was hard, head did not last very long, but there was some sticky lacing. I also liked the chestnut/caramel color...a good start.

Caught a slight whiff of earthy hops...maybe just a touch of sweet malt. Certainly nothing wrong here, just a bit subdued.

Hmm...not bad, not bad at all. Almost piney, astringent hop bite, sweet malt is a bit subdued, leaving this a little bitter. Flavor...yes, my favorite flavor for an IPA...no.

Not a bad experience at all. I've had worse IPAs, that's for sure. First beer from the mixed Dundee 12-er...a decent effort.

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Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.31 out of 5 based on 809 ratings.
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