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 garymuchow
3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very mild hop aroma, closer to British style than American. Malt character is somewhat prominent too, pushing toast and biscuit. Not what I expected, yet regardless way too light.
Very clear. Dark amber closer to orange/brown than yellow or gold. Fairly dense smallish head of tan/light.
This tastes closer to a British style IPA too. Malt character is evident and hops much more present in bitterness than flavor. Again with the toasty and biscuit. Limited sweetness and no caramel flavors. Mild bitterness shows a moderate length in the finish.
Lower carbonation. Relatively smooth. Moderate feel.
Not what I expected, as listed in style. Fairly tame affair, but tasty enough to have another if offered.
Thanks Dad.

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Photo of armock
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a copper color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Is of some citrus hops

T - Follows the smell has a slight citrus hop taste

M - Tis is a medium bodied beer

D - Tis isn't the best IPA out there but its a good everyday drinking IPA

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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 gmfessen
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is an clear, orange-amber color with a thin foamy head. The smell isn't overwhelming but the hops are there. That's pretty much all that is noticeable. The taste is also pretty hoppy, slightly grassy and piney. Well balanced and finishes rather neutral although you are left with a slight hop taste. The mouthfeel is a light-medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. Drinkability of this one is relatively high, probably my favorite out of their mix pack. Nothing extreme about this IPA but an enjoyable hoppiness.

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Photo of youngleo
3.06/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Pours to a nice head that leaves some lacing after disappearing. The lacing left rings around the glass as you slowly drank it down. Was a light copper color. Head tasted slightly bitter.
S- Had a strong pine smell with a hint of citrus and alcohol. Also malt.
T- Tasted like pine with a slightly bitter after taste. It was probably the higher alcohol content. The malt was also evident.
M- Felt good in the mouth, carbonation was about right.
D- It was good for a change, but I wouldnt want to drink a twelver of these. Ill buy again next xmas.

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

The beer pours an amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid malt scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts as well as some bisquit qualities. The hop aroma is mild with some light floral notes. The taste is decent. It has a fairly balanced malt and hop profile, yet I feel there is something missing here. It goes down smooth with a light caramel feel. It's bitter and almost metallic tasting. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good IPA, but I feel it could use a little tweaking. Still, for a regional brewery, these guys put out some exceptional beers.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.58/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours golden copper in color with about a 1/2" of off-white head. Smell is a but subdued but dominated by hops: citrus, pine, floral. There is also just a hint of sweetness. Taste is pretty good, a first some light sweetness followed by just a hint of maltiness. However, as we move towards the finish hops dominate. Again the hops are mostly piney but lightly citrusy and floral. Mouthfeel is good, slightly resiny, medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Drinkability is fairly good. I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed this brew, I'd certainly recommend it.

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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 tonistruth
3.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- clear bronze, 2 finger off white head and soapy lacing, great retent

S- floral, sweet honey or nectar like scent, citric, pine, fruity (mango and apricot)

T- toasted and apricot notes from malts up front, with a honey graham cracker flavors rounding out the brew, citric hop flavors

M- medium and coarse body (due to hops and carbonation)

D- not superb but not horrible, interesting and balanced, a great place to ease new drinkers into IPA's. solid nose and taste

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Photo of nickfl
2.85/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - 1.5 fingers of slightly tanned white foam with good retention and lace. Clear, slightly reddish-copper color.

S - Citrus, grapefruit and orange. Peppery, a little bit of caramel - but not much.

T - Assertive, orange - citrus, hop flavor. Strong lemon and pepper notes. Not much malt presence.

M - Medium body, somewhat high carbonation, and fairly astringent.

D - Reasonably drinkable, but the pithy astringency really cuts down on enjoyment for me. I would have expected that the flaw in this beer would be a lack of hop character, but in reality it is quite the opposite. There is a fairly strong hop presence, but it is not well balanced by malt character and it isn't particularly pleasant hop character.

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Photo of Jp7010
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured golden amber into a nonic, with a half-inch of creamy white head. A sniff revealed exactly what you would expect from an IPA: Hops, hops, and more hops. A very earthy tone to the hop aroma. The taste was heavy with bitterness and earthy hops. While that was expected, and pleasant of the style, the astringent aftertaste was unwelcome. This brew had a gritty feel to it in my mouth. This is probably the best of the ones I picked out of the J.W. Dundee mixed pack, but in the end, it just seemed like a more intense version of their pale ale.

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Photo of whynot44
3.51/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear bright ambver color with a very decent light tan head that hangs around reasonably well and manages a bit of lacing.

The aroma is mild citrus, pine needles and some bready malt.

The taste starts with ruby red grapefruit then a light sweet maltiness crops up, finishes with a piney aftertaste, all fairly moderate and mellow, no shocking bitterness.

Light/medium bodied, smooth and very easy to drink. A bit thin and mild for an IPA, but well worth a try and refreshing.

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Photo of Brad007
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale amber color with an ample head. Aroma is very nice and hoppy, a bit grassy as well. Taste is mainly hoppy upfront that fades into a sweet malt backbone with a mild bitterness at the back of the tongue. Bready and again, somewhat too sweet. Not a bad attempt at the style but I would put this more in the pale ale category (even more so than the actual Pale Ale from JW Dundees).

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours a burnished amber with decent clarity, a spot of chill haze perhaps. Two fingers of rocky foam, yellowish tan in color. A smattering of lacy dots and speckles as the head slowly falls back, heavier sheets and rings as the beer level lowers.

Aroma - nice piny hop aroma. Modest but fresh.

Taste - a light biscuity, caramel malt flavor. The hops are equally light but they have a nice flavor to them. The citrus is shallow, the piny bitterness is better defined. Just the right amount of flavor was extracted from the hops without going over board and turning the beer harsh or medicinal. The finish has a prickly bit to it, leaving the mouth dry and tingly. The finish is pretty nice, grapefruit with a warmth in the belly. This is lighter for an IPA but would turn heads as a pale ale. It's tasty though, the best so far from the Dundee line, IMO.

Mouthfeel - crisp, a light smoothness which could be improved upon. The thinness is also a detraction but doesn't ruin anything.

Drinkability - absolutely sessionable. A smart abv, reasonable taste for an IPA, great job High Falls!

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

Fairly decent beer that offers some intrigue, but slacking a bit on quality. The aroma suggests a firm balance between spicy, citrus hops and sweet maltiness. But, the flavors are dominated by the hops, which take on citrus flavors, solvents, and a metalic taste. The lighter body also accentuates the hop spiciness and dryness. Finishes a bit bite-ey and astringent, but the hop character easily hides such flaws. Certainly a drinkable brew, but cannot compete with the Stones, Rogues, and Sierras out there.

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Photo of jdmorgan
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was my 4th of the craft pack, and it poured a dark gold with a medium head.

The smell had some grassy hop aromas to it and a bit of malt. The taste had a medium malt body with a medium hop profile that was distinguished by grassy and citrus flavors. For an IPA, I thought it was a bit lacking in the hop flavor department. Just my opinion. There's another flavor there too, but I just can't put my finger on it. The carbonation is moderate and this beer has a medium/thin consistency.

Overall, I thought it was a decent beer, but a bit thin for an IPA. Definately a good intro IPA though. It wasn't too aggressive and I could have maybe one or two more.

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Photo of matty
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber colored beer with aroma of citrus and caramel.Taste is caramel with a metallic bitter finish.This is the fourth bottle in a six pack of JW Dundee's craft pack and so far my least favorite.It's not horrible but it's nothing I would spend money on again!!

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Photo of Pegasus
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear deep copper color, with a modest white head, slight carobation, and thin, fine lacing.

Aroma: Understated pine tar hops and mild sweet caramel.

Taste: Sweet caramel flavors at the open, soon followed by harsh pine tar hop notes, these carry throughout the taste. Finishes with a lingering bitter hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth and fairly full, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A rather nondescript example, not particularly representative of the style.

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Photo of animal69
3.37/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i figured i'd pick up a sampler from our local macro, High Falls, my first was the IPA; pours a nice reddish-gold w/ a creamy white head, good lacing; nice florally citrus hop aroma w/ some malty undertones; good hop flavor, initially, a little thin for the amount of hopping, though, really interesting hop flavor; light-med body w/ a little to much carbonation, once again a little light on the palate; still a drinkable IPA, though, i'd definitly get a sixer of this for a session...

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours from 12oz bottle a clear medium gold with a large head of foam that sticks around for the entire session as a solid layer with some lacing.

The smell is of citrus and grass.

The taste has a grassy flavour that dominates during the initial sip. A few more sips in and I'm getting some grapefruit as well but it's on the light side. The malt character is pretty weak...just a touch of sweetness and some earthy notes in the background. Ok, after a few more sips the sweetness becomes more apparent but not in a good way for me. Overall, this is a pretty bitter IPA but the hops aren't injecting any real energy into the flavour. Drinkable, yes. Worth seeking out again. Probably not.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
2.58/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear golden brass hue, with a dense and creamy snow white head reaching three fingers and holding well. Decent specs of lacing remain on the sides of the glass. Light caramel and faint buscuit notes in the nose, but no hop aroma to speak of!!! I understand this beer is dry-hopped with two of my favorite varietals- but the only background aroma I can detect is a vauguely tropical fruit scent that may well be an ester. Slightly grainy two row sweetness at first sip; mild but agreeable. Pale caramel and faint dextrin round out the malt profile and dry the palate quickly. The aftertaste has a hint of apple ester and some ghost-like citric hop flavor if you really pay attention. The bitterness is far too light to balance, even for the English version of IPA and I have a hard time beliveing this has 60 IBU's. Light in body with an medium-even carbonation, the mouthfeel is airy and dry enough to dispell any chance of residual sugars. Some extra mild minty and floral hop tones finally develop in the finish, but are too tame to be noteworthy behind the malt, and even that is on the lighter side of the spectrum. I guess JW Dundee has suceeded in making a beer for people who don't care for bitterness or hop character of any sort that they can call an IPA and try to feel trendy or sophisticated.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.14/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle Inspection: Clear label gives up 6.3% abv., not much else

Aroma: Nice fresh hop nose! Pine, citric, bit floral, really nice.

Appearance: Amber glass with good clarity, thin off white collar that gives little lace.

Flavor: Bitter over the top, tea flavors, with a nice hop flavor finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, medium body

Overall Impression: Nothing too wrong here, but missing the “wow” factor. The bitterness is too high for the hop flavor payoff which while nice, just doesn’t come through.

Thanks to Pegasus for the sample

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Photo of musicjustintime
2.85/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not at all my favorite style...but came in the Brewmaster's Sampler. Not bad, though. HOPPY AS HELL, but that's what it's supposed to be, right?! Actually, for the amount of hoppiness...it's not that bad. Kinda finishes sorta smooth. If you're a hophead...you'll like this. Not too mouth-puckering bitter...but a "good" hop taste. Decent, but again, not my thing. You like hoppy ales???...you'll LOVE this! And for only 20 bucks for a case...you can't go wrong! CHEERS MY FRIENDS!!!!

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear copper with a one inch head. Laces nicely, but only average retention.

S - Grapefruit dominated nose, but with an underlying metallic tone and maltiness. Some fruit as well.

T - Flavour is malt-heavy, backed up with a solid hoppiness and bitterness. Still, the bold malt keeps coming back with some dark fruit and toasted graininess. Aftertaste is all hoppy bitterness though.

M - Nice carbonation level, seems to be smooth enough but nothing special.

D - Not in-your-face fresh hoppiness expected from an A-IPA, but as a heavier, maltier beer, it's certainly worth trying and I think it fair to treat it as such. Smooth, and maybe more complex than the average IPA, and with much more balance.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle as part of their multi 12-pack. Translucent copper body with virtually no head. Grapefruit and pith dominate the aroma. Caramel malt mixes rather equally with grapefruity pithy flavors. Medium in body. Relatively drinkable. A decent attempt at the style, but not their best beer, nor the best IPA out there.

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Dundee India Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co.
3.31 out of 5 based on 810 ratings.
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