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 Bowdoinbeerboy
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Pours with a medium, pale white head, lasts quite some time. Beer also appears a delicious deep amber color.

Smell- Strong hints of hops, wheat, and just a tang of spice.

Taste- Hits you first with a strong emphasis on the hoppiness, follows this up with a milder flavor of bread, and then finishes with a spicy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Clean on the palate, leaves no residue.

Drinkability- Due to strong flavor and distinct hoppsy spicyness, you wouldnt want more than one or two at at ime.

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Photo of mempath
4.68/5  rDev +41.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

perhaps the best of the dundee 12 pack out now...

pours a nice dark 'tawny' with tons of subatomic lacing. nice to see! head remains for awhile without my usual violent, hearty pour. smell is oddly that of a normal pale, a bit malty. suprising but enjoyable nonetheless. a sip and a savor and gulp reveals more hops than malt by far and it's very very well balanced. again, surprised and i like that this is another fairly hopped beer that is perfect for those who want a great session IPA and those afraid of hyperhopbombs. THIS DOESN'T PRETEND TO BE, so a SHAME that some folks are judging this as if it was meant to be an APA or DIPA or something. all in all, great mouthfeel, perfect carbonation, a simply ENJOYABLE ipa....

by the way, if i thought this was mislabeled, i'd at least try another bottle to make sure before i just flat out gave it something potentially undeserving.

my bottles had plenty of hop presence.

very recommended!

edit: came back to this and it's just as exceptional for what it really is...i like the most hopbombed brews out there, but i think alot of folks who are into bitterness and not balance are dogging this brew as they do many others....

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Photo of StrangerTides
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of longisland1983
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Yeroc
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of mobyfann
3.82/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paid $8.99 for the Craft pack...

The beer pours an amber colored-base with a medium white head, good retention and a few specs of lacing. The aroma is very pleasant in earthy hops and very sweet, lemony.

The taste is brings together lemony hops and a sweet malt character, with a clean finish. Moderate heaviness in the mouth with a limited head to make it creamy and at 6.3% abv I would consider having a 2nd one.

Final Thought: Is this an IPA or what??? A lot of malt character compared with most other IPA's previously tasted... it's still a nice brew though!

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Photo of orangemoustache
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a iced tea amber with a fluffy almond head that retains well,lots of chunky circular lacing makes this a pretty nice looking treat.The nose is full of banana with some underachieving hop aromas and some lightly toasted malt sweetness.The taste is extremely balanced for an AIPA if thats what your looking for,I prefer the hops to KO my taste buds.This has some decent sweetness and slight hoppy bite.The body seems to be about right,it just not quite there when it comes to the finish,to clean for an IPA(even for a Americn IPA). Actually one of the better offerings from J.W.Dundee,an easy drinker that won't test the boundaries of the style,maybe good for those who like balance over substance.

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Photo of AGoodStout
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of CaptainIPA
3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a ruby-hued copper with an impressive foamy head that settles to a one-finger crown. Sticky lacing abounds.

S: Somewhat off-putting aroma: metallic and grassy.

T: Opens with a grainy scratch that hits the back of the throat before settling into a decidedly bitter middle. Spicy notes reminiscent of rye. Finishes super dry.

M: Thin and creamy mouthfeel with a notable lack of carbonation.

D: Good representative of the style and a fine session beer. Worthy of a try.

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Photo of LuckyJohn
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Mrose78
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin head and no lacing. The aroma is of dough, grass, and citrus. The flavor is complex with grapefruit, lemon, and hoppy bitterness with some malt sweetness in the finish. The malt and hops mix well and the mouthfeel is medium. Dundee India Pale Ale is a good beer, not as dry or overwhelmingly bitter as some IPAs. Very drinkable and refreshing. Recommended.

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Photo of Milkysunshine
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of twizzbeatz
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of joe12pk
3.85/5  rDev +16.3%

Poured into a glass.

A - Dusty amber. 2 finger head goes quick but leaves good retention. Nice lacing.

S - Grapefruit, lemon grass and some pine

T - Starts with a blast of grapefruit, then just fruit. There is a slight sweet malt underneath it all.
Finishes a bit dry with pine notes. Cool.

M - Medium

O - Excellent find! I wish they sold it in 6 or 12 packs here in Michigan. Cheers!

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Photo of blakelive784
2.83/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a nearly transparent copper color with meek looking, tan one finger head. Retention is poor. Pretty generic.

S - Heavy, heavy caramel. The balance is surprisingly biased towards the malt. Light grassy hops notes are there, but definitely are not the focus. It's simple and imbalanced (and not the normal IPA imbalanced).

T - The balance is far better than the nose predicted, but it's still very simple. A crystal malt overload precedes a semi-bitter finish. The hops are very light, grassy and floral. I actually like whichever hops variety was used quite a bit, and wish there was more of it.

M - Medium bodied, and oddly thick.

D - It's not bad though it's largely unremarkable and forgettable. I'd pass on it in the future. I've yet to be impressed by a beer from Dundee yet.

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Photo of thespaceman
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Included in Dundee Variety pack.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Beautiful amber in color, nice bubbles from the carbo, a nice frothy head that left behind some nice lacing.

Smell: A blend of citrusy notes paired with some other fruit offerings, a tinge of apple and plum in there. A mild acidic aroma comes out as well? Might be from the bottling.

Taste: A good citrus bite in the front, a bit of peppery spice is prevalent. A strong oily hop presence makes this one pretty pleasing. Not as bitter in the finish as I like my IPA's but a good amount of carbonation makes this one better.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, again the bitterness isn't all there but it's kept up from good carbonation and a nice body. Pretty velvety for an IPA.

Drinkability: For my first beer out of the pack, it didn't blow my socks off but it is definetley an enjoyable IPA that has good hop character and a astringent malt character. Good session beer as well.

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Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.36/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of CaverDave
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vogey77
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of arini10
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Kulrak
3.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a coppery gold color with 2cm of creamy white head that's slowly fading away. Smells of hops, citrus and yeast, just about right for an IPA. The taste is very hoppy and bitter, with a sour aftertaste. Not much in the way of sweetness or maltiness, but again, it's just about right for an IPA. Mouthfeel is very light and creamy. Overall, it's a very nice IPA with lots of hops. Could use a little malt to go with it, but it's not bad for an IPA.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
3.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Head of two fingers, off white in color with foamy bubbles that lasted about three minutes. Thick clinging lace. Color of the brew matches a 10 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell of black pepper, lemon, orange peel, and hops. Taste is bold and slightly heavy on the black pepper, other flavors I find are, sour bread dough, pine, lemon, sweet malt, and hops. A little light in the mouthfeel spot, but better than water, but not as heavy as cream. Nice warming feeling from the 6.3 percent of alcohol. Better as it warms, a good party companion, I will have some more.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
2.68/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #116
Served On: 01/27/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

This was in the mixed 12 'Craft Pack' I found at Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA for around $13.00.

Look: Poured like an average East Coast IPA. Dark copper with a rocky 1 finger of off-white foam head. The beer was clear with some carbonation bubbles. Nothing real impressive in the appearance.

Smell: The aroma consisted of mainly sweet malts with a slight hop presence. So far this beer reminds me of a Sam Adams Latitude or even a LBC Hop Hog. The nose was very balanced and certainly not hop-forward.

Taste: First were the sweet malts again. Then a hop bitterness – but no real pine or citrus. It seems like they left out the aroma hops on this one. As the beer warmed, I did start to notice a candied fruit note that I would assume is from hops. There was also a pleasant alcohol warmth at the end that was rather unexpected.

This beer is a very basic IPA. I would like to say it was balances, but the lacking hop profile left me disappointed.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank from the bottle with no freshness date. The label says, "Be Bitter." Not exactly one of the bitterest IPA's I have had. More of an English style IPA. No real citrus or grapefruit flavors. More of a dry hoppy flavor. A good amount of balanced malts. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth with only a limited amount of carbonated bubbles. Drinkable nature is only hindered by my personal preferance. This was a surprisingly good brew.

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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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