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

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Added by John on 03-01-2005

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Photo of falconmatt
3.47/5  rDev +6.8%
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 kevinjosephlee
1.46/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle poured into a glass

A: a clear, golden copper with large head that recedes quickly. Lacing is moderate but also fades down.

S: moderately high malty aroma with (surprisingly) very little of hops piney- or citrus smell. Has a skunky wafting of garbage and perhaps some DMS.

T: Unacceptably low hops for this style. No caramel flavors but the malty sweetness is overbearing and out of place.

M: Moderate carbonation and a finish that is rather unpleasant because of the high sweetness of the malt and low hoppy complement.

D: Not very drinkable.

Overall: This beer was purchased in a variety pack and the only explanation that I have as to why it was so out of character was that the IPA label was put on the wrong style.

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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy red-orange color with a fairly decent, frothy off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is caramel and biscuit malts and a hint of pine hops. Flavor is malts, spicy/citrus hops, and metal. Mouthfeel is medium, bitter hop flavor/feel stays around for a while. Decent beer, not great.

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Photo of vdread
2.84/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dundee India Pale Ale
bottle to glass

a- pours a dark amber with a foamy head that leaves a nearly solid wall of lacing throughout most of the drink.

s- grassiness, mild hops. some biscuit.

t- citrus, weak to average hops. nothing spectacular

m- medium bodied with some carb. a dry, bitter finish.

d- it's an okay beer. there's nothing really special about it. i didn't particularly enjoy it and it was kind of hard to drink the entire thing.

this came in a dundee craft pack with a bock, pale ale, honey, wheat, and porter.
none were really that great except for the porter, and maybe the pale ale. this is just another average beer from them.

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

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a nice deep golden amber color. With a hard pour I was able to get a 1 finger fluffy white head that seemed to hide as soon as it came out to play. Some light lacing is left on the sides of the glass. Alright looking beer. Nothing to write home about. Pretty average I might add in the IPA catagory.

S- A slight bitterness comes through (piney if that) but the backbone of this beer is the huge malty upfront of this beer. Almost a sweet cotton candy sell to this. I have a bad feeling about the taste from the smell. For an IPA this should smell a lot more hoppy than malty.

T- This is a terrible beer for the style. Watery all the way through the taste of this beer to start off with. Big huge malty sweetness right from the get go with this beer. What bitter hops they used in this beer gets covered up by the malts almost right away. Big metallic hint to the taste of this beer. All in all this is a terrible tasting IPA. This might have to actually be the worst tasting one I have ever had. Not a fan of the rancid taste in my mouth right now.

M- Light mouthfeel to this. Carbonation is lacking and makes this beer drink much slower than it normally would. I think they do it this way to make you torture your palate through this beer. Acts like water over the palate and doesn't do much else. Leaves a sickly sweet malt tone all over the palate with a hint of bitterness to it.

D- If you enjoy craft beers then I think you might not really care for this beer and just move on before you try it. If you are a BMC drinker on the other hand you might think this is a perfect drinker that is exciting and new to you. I can't drink more than one of this crap...but once again that is just me.

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Photo of thedrewski86
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass, leaves a nice 3/4" head that actually lasted a little while. Good smell, reminds you of a good micro-brew IPA. The first sip (gulp) is really quite good. Certainly not the most bitter IPA ever (no Three Floyd's Dreadnaught IPA!), but for something coming out of a variety pack, this is very good. Leaves you with a bit of a heavy feeling in your stomach at first, but maybe that is because I drink beer fast. It passes quickly and then you feel like another one! A good beer for fish'n'chips drenched in malt vinegar and Tabasco sauce. This rates pretty high for me out of this particular variety pack. This and the Pale Bock are undoubtedly my favorites.

To anyone who says this is a "starter" IPA, I would suggest getting off your high horse. This may not be the strongest, but it's an enjoyable brew. Not bad, Dundee!

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Photo of rfgetz
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of the Dundee Sampler Pack...

A - Golden color, fluffy head, decent lacing

S -Floral and herby hops... not too strong or lasting though

T - Floral and herbal hops, and like the scent, not to strong and lasting. Slightly bitter finnish. Meh

M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly oily

D - More APA than IPA, in fact much lighter than a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Makes me fear the Pale Ale from Dundee.

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Photo of SaintPeter
3.24/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep golden color with a huge creamy off white head that slowly dies down leaving a spectacular cling on the glass and the lacing resembles a supernovaed star. Excellent head retention. Very little carbonation but very impressive. A full length coating of foam as the glass drinks down.

Extremely malty aroma with hickory wood, honey, caramel, buscuity and caramelized brown sugar. A very sweet smell to it. When swirled the resiny, bitter hops come out. It smells more like a pale ale.

The taste is much like the aroma, high malt character with the mildly bitter hops lurking in the background. The aftertaste is of hop bitterness, but they are very muted for an IPA. The hop burn gets you at the back of the throat. A very tasty beer! A slight sweetness and a phenyl ethyl acetate (flowery) taste.

MF is normal, a tad syrupy and some nice carbonation bubbles surface when swirled in the mouth.

Overall, a good beer. The style is a bit off. It tastes more like a malty pale ale with some hops in the background.

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Photo of DannyS
3.37/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - clear amber color with very little head that goes away quickly, leaving no trace.

S - Slighty malty sweet with some floral and citric hop notes.

T - Bitterness fades quickly to make way for the similarly short-lived hoppy kick, fading into a malty backdrop. This is suppose to be an IPA? I've had Pilseners that have been hoppier.

M - Decent body and lots of carbonation, so it's at least easy to drink.

D - The ABV is a tad high, but otherwise this is a very easy drinking brew.

Overall - I guess you could consider something like this 'training wheels' for someone who wants to get into craft brews but is not ready for the torrent of hops that are IPA's and DIPA's. But to the hardcore craft drinker, this is a fairly standard Pale Ale that definitely did not come from India.

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Photo of showell
3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So far this is the fourth Dundee I've tried, and it's my favorite. It pours a rather copper color. When I opened the bottle it foamed out onto the table. A rather malt smell, with almost no hops or citrus smell. The taste is malt with hops. It has quite a lot of carbonation. This is a nice one for a hot day. I still would get a different IPA probably, but it's decent and nice for the price.

Update: I've tried them all now, from the package, and this was my definite favorite in the box.

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Photo of Norfawkers
3.03/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average hop-less IPA from a value-based brewer

Appearance: Light copper with minimal head

Smell: Faint malty...hops?

Taste: Sweet malty; can't taste the hops

Mouthfeel: Way too much carbonation, masks the flavors; bitter in the beginning with smoother finish

Drinkability: An OK beer but nothing special

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Photo of GordonQuid
2.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Golden amber with light lacing.

Smells malty sweet with a touch of citrus hop. Slight orange marmalade.

Taste is more of an APA than an IPA. More malty tones than hop profile BUT, for the price this is drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of ruckus232
2.58/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Light amber color with fluffy off-white head

Smell: There is a malty sweetness to the smell with a little alcohol smell in the background

Taste: If this wasn't supposed to be an IPA it might be a little bit better. It starts with a little alcohol bitterness that quickly fades into a sweetness that also fades quickly. After that the taste all but disappears and there is no hoppy bitterness or anything.

Note: Not good for an American IPA but even not taking that into account it is still lacking in any really nice flavors. It is just OK and nothing more.

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

A: Light copper with pillowy off-white head, Minimal lacing.

S: Very light aroma of piney hops and carmel malt. Not much there.

T: Pine, lemon zest and grapefruit. Nicely balanced with toasted malt and carmel.

M: Medium bodied, active carbonation. Very Crisp.

D: This is an easy drinking beer, but feels more like a light pale ale, as opposed to a full-flavored IPA. It's not bad, just not great compared to other IPA's.

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Photo of superdedooperboy
3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Pours a nice clear, deep amber giving rise to a two-fingered creamy off-white froth that gives a decent attempt at resisting fade, finally settling to a thin layer that leaves behind light rings of lacing on the glass.

Initial resinous, slightly citric hop notes fade into a mildly fruity, toffeeish malt nose.

Moderately carbonated with a medium body and somewhat slick mouthfeel; notes of sweet toffee and caramel up front combine with an estery fruitiness and biscuit that combines with slightly herbal, piney and vaguely grass- and tea-like hop notes in the middle, flowing to a somewhat sweet, mildly dry finish with a bit of lingering caramel maltiness.

Decently drinkable and note a bad stab at the style; this example takes a more East Coast/English character than the more overtly hoppy West Coast style. Alcohol content is well-hidden and, while not extraordinarily high, can show itself in the head after a round or two. Overall, quite a nicely crafted IPA, though the fruity esters could use a bit of taming.

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Photo of deaconoflove
3.42/5  rDev +5.2%
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 tj4288
1.94/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

not a very good american ipa at all imo. slightly to pale in color, very little lacing. but the smell is a very strong perfumy almost toxic. taste slightly like dish soap... (yes i make sure my glasses are very clean and dry) not entirely horrible but deffinately something i will avoid.

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Photo of MikeBrandman
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Looks delicious. Has a nice brown, reddish hue and perfectly transparent. About one finger of head that slowly disappears. Leaves great lacing. Very attractive looking.

S - Smells very hoppy. Must be noble hops, because it doesn't taste nearly as hoppy as it smells. Smells grassy, almost soapy. Smell is definitely a little misleading

T - As I said, not quite as hoppy as it smells. Not a lot of taste, but what's there is good. Leaves an earthy, almost minty taste as it goes down. What little maltiness that's there really compliments the bitterness. Starts balanced, but then fades to the distinct bitterness you'd expect from an IPA.

MF - Refreshing mouthfeel. Goes down easy. The lingering taste of bitterness really makes the next sip just that much more desirable.

D - Good drinkability. The combination of a good taste with the rather weak delivery makes it easy to drink more and more. However, the high ABV kind of discourages me from recommending having more than one or two.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
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 BeerFMAndy
3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Nonic. No date to be seen.

A - Clear amber with a two finger, slowly fading, off-white head leaving some hefty lacing.

S - Floral hops, creamy, caramel malts, and a mineral water aroma.

T - Sweet with a substantial malt backbone. An alcohol warming and spiciness too. Mild hop flavors are both floral and fruity in nature. Dry, sweet, and slightly bitter on the finish. Why is it overly malty? The label says bitter and it's really not so much.

M - Smooth and creamy, this beer goes down nicely. Slightly bitter and dry on the finish.

D - Wow. This is a beginners IPA due to it's largely malty flavor and lack of deliverance on the label tag line of "Bold and Bitter". Drinkability is easy even with the light alcohol kick.

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Photo of jsh420
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours golden orange with a 1+ finger white head that fades fast and left no lacing

smell is light hops and carmel malts

taste is carmel malts and to me what seems like noble hops(tastes alot like boston lager)

mouthfeel is a medium body beer with plenty of carbonation but still feels avg.

drinkability is so so - you get what you pay for - $1 a bottle i didnt think it would be mind blowing

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Photo of Kendo
3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Aggressive pour from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is coppery-amber with a 1/2-finger cream-colored head. Some splotches of lace.

S: Not what I'm looking for in an American IPA. Sweet caramel malt, overripe apples and a floral bouquet.

T: First impression: hard to separate the taste from the mouthfeel, which is thin, bordering on watery. Some light bready malt and minerally hops. Finishes with a lingering mineral taste that somehow fights with caramel and toffee sweetness for dominance. Lingering mineral dryness prevails in the end.

M: Sharp carbonation makes it feel active on the tongue. Lighter side of medium in heft.

D: OK.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.07/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This came from Dundee's variety case which I bought at Bryn Mawr Beverage in Bryn Mawr, PA. I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a clear amber color. The head is egg shell, two fingers tall, thin and abundant lacing, poor retention.
Smell: The aromas are cotton candy, malty and piney hops.
Taste: The flavors are watery, pine hops, earthy.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very smooth.
Drinkability: This beer is average.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of cnally
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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hazy yellow color, slight head retention.

sweet aroma. you can sense the hops for sure.

sweet, creamy flavor. good kick of bitter hops all through the taste. slightly floral flavor. pretty good.

really creamy mouthfeel. slightly dry on the back end.

pretty good drink here, very standard stuff but overall a good value and better than I would have expected.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
3.32/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic.

Pours a dark honey to light amber with a pretty susbstantial head that laces nicely.

Aroma is malt, which is kinda disappointing. With a sllight hop rider. Hops are citric and pungeunt. Malt is strong, sweet and nice.

Flavor is burnt malt and a middle hop, citric and piney, but not too earthy, The middle malt is huge here, and kinda spanks the hops down to submission.

Mouthfeel is medium and perfect. Crisp and refreshing, which I like in an IPA. Very drinkable.

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Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 811 ratings