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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Reviews: 380 | Ratings: 810
Photo of Calvinistic
4.22/5  rDev +27.5%
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 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.


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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -6.9%
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 DaneBramage
2.89/5  rDev -12.7%
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 -0.6%
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 Reldain
2.4/5  rDev -27.5%
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 NateDyk47
3.49/5  rDev +5.4%
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 Burnthedevice
3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
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 TheBeerMaster1
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
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 Andrewharemza
3.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a clearish amber orange with a thick white head. Aroma is faint grass and citrus. Taste is clean then slightly bitter. No real citrus presence. Creamy mouth feel. Not much linger. ok.

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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 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 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 Decko
3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My first beer poured into the new Spiegelau Dogfishhead IPA glasses so was looking forward to the experience. A - slightly hazy amber in the glass with a head that diminished but I think the glass was very effective in replenishing it after every sip. S - aroma had a bit of happiness in there but I was surprised at how much fruitiness was coming through. T - taste follows the smell and again the amount of sweet fruity flavours seemed a bit atypical for the style. Slightly dry hoppy finish but I probably would have appreciated a bit more. Alcohol level is pretty well disguised. M - decent carbonation and mouthfeel but nothing interesting to report. M - decent beer but there are many better IPAs around so I probably wouldn't feel inclined to have it again.

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Photo of Beergod50
2.64/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I love IPA's. I was gifted this. Sadly, I had one and gave the rest away. First IPA that I've given away rather than drink. I had great expectations for this because I grew up on and enjoyed Genny Cream Ale.

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Photo of mhuber
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, light amber color. Good head, not much aroma. A slight sweetness gives way to the bitterness of the hops. Mild lacing. I love a good IPA, but this one is relatively bland and unremarkable. It's "just okay."

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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 nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dundee India Pale Ale brewed by Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. This brew has an ABV 6.30% India Pale Ale pours out deep golden amber color, with a nice white head. The smell is rich with hops and malts. You also pick up on some grains in the smell . The taste is bitter at first , but a smooth aftertaste. There is a lot going on in this brew. You do pick up on the hops but they are not overpowering at all. This is one of the more mild IPA I have had. Dundee India Pale Ale has a nice balance to it there is nothing overpowering in this brew at all. The mouthfeel is bold, bitter and smooth just the right combination. Over all I'm giving Dundee India Pale Ale a 4.25 out of 5. Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of ordybill
3.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass Aroma- Has a faint aroma of malt and hops. Appearance- Pours a clear dark golden color with a large white head Taste- Has a rather large malt flavor with some bitter hops. Palate- A medium bodied moderately carbonated beer Overall- An average IPA, it is worth giving it a shot..

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Photo of beergoot
3.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle label data: none noted.

Clear, dark gold colored body with nice carbonation and a good, thick, frothy head. Little aroma other than some malt sweetness and the barest hint of hop spiciness. Mild malt flavor with an equal dose of hop bitterness; soapy. Medium bodied; slightly coarse on the tongue; dry finish.

A rather bland, unexciting IPA. The hop character, especially with aroma, lacks presence and impact. Even the malt flavors are pretty mild. The whole enchilada comes across as weak and stale. An IPA with a pretty face but a shallow personality.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.26/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My fourth and final beer from the Dundee variety twelve pack, acquired on sale at the local Jewel-Osco for $10.99. Expectations are average given the source. No abv listed on the bottle.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a cloudy sienna orange body with some fine dark sediment in the glass. Just over a finger of frothy off-white head that leaves good thin spindles of lacing. Head has good staying power, and it appears adequately carbonated. Looks nice for what it is.

S - The aroma carries that same distinct creamy / yeasty sort of aroma that the rest of these Dundee beers carried. Fruity, jammy, and estery, though not bitter and hoppy in the usual sense of an IPA - I get no grapefruit, no citrus rinds, no pine needles, no resinous hop ooze. More bready, malty, & creamy. Pleasant enough, but not what I have come to expect from an IPA.

T - Taste follows the nose - bready honeyed malt, and some peachy aprictos n' cream. Mildly grassy, grainy, & floral, but still no bitter grapefruit, citrus rinds, or pine resins. Some mild alcohol astringency is apparent on the finish.

M - Smooth, crisp, & creamy. Medium-bodied with good prickly carbonation. Semi-dry finish, but not what I would describe as bitter. A bit more hop bitterness wouldn't hurt at all.

Overall, an average IPA offering at best. Worth a go, but not something worth seeking out.

Dundee India Pale Ale -----3/5.

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Photo of TheSSG
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Pours a soapy, off-white head. A citric aroma that is reminiscent of handsoap. Amber color. Starts with very bitter front. There is pine and citrus rind. There is a caramel flavor behind all of this which intensifies as the bitterness subsides. Finish is lingering citrus rind.

This is surprisingly okay. I was expecting something terrible, but was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy light copper color with one-finger off-white head that slowly dissipated to a thin layer of small bubbles that lasted throughout, there is a good amount of lacing on the glass with medium carbonation

SMELL: light citrus, flowery and a little pine, the nose is very understated.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel, citrus then a very mild piney hop profile, the hops became a little more pronounced as the beer warmed but still very understated for the style.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this was a good beer but nothing spectacular, very reasonably priced at $9.99 for a sampler 12 pack, for the price and quality I would definitely buy this again. This is definitely one of the more mildly hopped IPA's I've ever had but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Coagulater
2/5  rDev -39.6%

IPA? More like a barley wine if anything.
Most prominent smell and flavor is barley alcohol.
Thin overall body and feel.
A poor attempt at an IPA
Not a very good beer no matter what you call it.
The best thing about this beer is it proves "You get wait you pay for". Oh well.

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Photo of HamdenHector
2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: clear; bronze colored; less than a 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a thin collar; really nice lacing;

S: earthy;

T: medicinal; the finish bites my throat like a cough drop;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: nothing about this says IPA - no hops, no malt backbone; it does look great, though;

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