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

Dundee India Pale AleDundee India Pale Ale
810 Ratings
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 blakelive784
2.83/5  rDev -12.9%
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 Oakasfan
1.75/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of mulder1010
2.79/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip
Odd little find at Dan Murphy's in Eastwood when was sent off to go buy wine for the Girlfriend.

A-- Poured a clear golden amber color. Lots of little carbonation bubbles on the sides of the glass. One finger off white head that rapidly went to film. Good head retention on swirling. Swirled two fingers worth. Left spongy, web like lacing on fading back t,o film. Not bad looking.

S-- Fresh cut grass smell, mixed with some floral notes and a it of metal. Not a real impressive nose at all.

T-- Bread, grass, white pepper, metallic, and floral. Little bits of lemon in the front. Decent sized malt backbone. Meh.

M-- Grassy, metallic feel with slight bits of bread and a metallic lemon citrus finish. Gets really heavy as it warms up and at times too sweet.

O-- More English style than US style and still not that great. Commercial version of a IPA.

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Photo of Hanzo
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of PolarBear3
3.24/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a orange/amber in colour with light frothy white head that dissipates slowly.

S - Very sweet citrus aromas , orange with sweet malts.

T - Sweet malts and light grainy notes with orange and some lemon and a little candy before a slightly bitter finish.

M - Medium body with med to high carbonation

O - A very refreshing beer that goes down fairly well but there are definately better IPA's out there.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of JCanarecci
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of cheapswiller
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mechanicalprints
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Jordanbryan10
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of drabmuh
2.48/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I will review 1000 American IPAs, and to achieve this goal I have to revew some bad ones, purchased a single for 1.29 at Villiage Pump in College Park, MD. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a DC Brau "pig" mason jar glass. Not quite the character limit, damnit, OK I'll describe the beer too.

Amber, clear, big off white head, some lacing, moderate carbonation, particulates are floating in it.

Aroma is grainy, sweet, complete lack of hops.

Beer si medium in body and gritty on the palate, sweet and a little dry with a bad aftertaste, not giong to subject myself to this any longer, next.

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Photo of Cylinsier
2.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz.

Pours an amber orange/gold color, white head dissipates slowly.

Smells of floral hops, strongly, and of some lighter malts and grains.

Taste is sweet floral hoppy, maybe a hint of honey as well, and the malts are buried a bit. It's borderline cloying.

Feel is moderate, bubbly carbonation throughout.

Not bad, but somehow too sweet, which I can't believe I'm saying. Not an IPA I could drink a lot of because of this, but perhaps worth trying once or twice.

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Photo of StoutishDan
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of zrab
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of speracado
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of Jeffani
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of zzombie
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BenWool
4/5  rDev +23.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of schoolboy
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Dundee sampler has no business having an IPA this good. It has a good floral taste.Not much is going on aroma wise, and the look is just above average (a little flat, but OK lace and nice color).

The taste is a bit off, with a metalic overtone and after taste. But it is still good. You should never refuse one of these, but don't buy them expecting top tier stuff, it is not.

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Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Smurf2055
2.76/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From bottle to pint glass at Wing Central in U district. Appears dark orange and murky with very little head. Aroma was sweet and inviting. Interesting fruit notes. Palate was smooth but with a slight aftertaste. Well carbonated. Taste was very bold, tingly hop feel and a somewhat metallic taste. Not a hop bomb at all. I’ll say it’s interesting. I don’t think there’s anything particularly alluring about it. I don’t know what to think of it really.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
2.68/5  rDev -17.5%
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 bnes09
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Orangish copper color with good clarity. Weak head on the pour yet descent retention and some lacing present as well.

Fresh biscuits and leafy, pine-like hop aroma.

Unfortunately the flavor does not match the smell. Rough, gritty malt flavor. Medicinal, almost metallic hop bitterness. Sour aftertaste. Poor balance.

Light to medium bodied; lighter than anticipated. Carbonation is somewhat weak and is not consistent throughout the drink. On the drier side but leaves a course texture on the tongue.

Overall, a subpar IPA. Luckily I only got one bottle of this in a mixer-sixer. I have been avoiding trying this brand of beer for a while. Somehow I just instinctively knew it wasn't good, not sure how. Avoid this and go for a better IPA. Two-hearted and SN Torpedo are good options.

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Photo of bmcduff2
1/5  rDev -69.2%

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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