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St. Austell Brewery
England, United Kingdom
IPA - English
Ranked #17
Ranked #19,693
3.82 | pDev: 11.26%
Apr 21, 2022
Oct 15, 2007
Very Good
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Notes: An award-winning modern India Pale Ale, packed full of citrus, pineapple and grapefruit resinous flavours with a fine crisp bitter finish. On cask at 4.5%, bottled and canned at 5.5%, on keg at 4.5% and exported in keg at 5.5%.
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3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by charlatan from Scotland

Light gold coloured beer from a can. The head quickly dissipates. Beer smells of citrus (somewhere between orange and lemon) and sherbet. Well carbonated with little pin prick bubbles on the tongue. Astringent start, then a hint of dried fruit before sweet lemon sherbet which gradually becomes more bitter.

Apr 21, 2022
3.59 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Mar 01, 2022
2.61 by stephenlee93 from England on Feb 23, 2022
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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BigMac59 from Texas

Pours a pale yellow in color with a finger of frothy white head that left some lacing on the glass and a collar around the edge.
The aroma is floral and fruity/citrusy.
The taste is malty and piney. The hops come through but no bitterness. Strong carbonation with a dry finish.
A nice IPA that is not overly hoppy or bitter.

Aug 17, 2021
4.24 by bad_poetry from England on Aug 14, 2021
3.7 by tottel from Netherlands on Aug 06, 2021
3.91 by Robertas from Lithuania on May 13, 2021
4.16 by pcbnumber1 from England on Jan 01, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by runefish from England

Nice mouthfeel, citrus hops, quite light, but the hops do pack a slight punch, good session beer.

Dec 08, 2020
3.88 by Mkrr from France on Nov 17, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a slightly cloudy, golden amber coloration with a medium, creamy, lasting had and some fine particulates suspended in the glass. Smells of biscuity malt and quite hoppy citrus/tropical notes of grapefruit and pineapple, as well as just a hint of pine. Taste follows the nose, with a great balance of biscuity malt and quite expressive tropical/citrus hops, with notes of pineapple, grapefruit and tangerine, as well as a good dose of pine. Finishes with a medium/strong bitterness and some tropical/citrus hops and pine lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This almost seems like a cross between and English and West Coast IPA with it's resinous and bitter character and fruity grapefruit and pineapple notes. It just doesn't have that strong of a caramel backbone and is a bit milder in general, while still finishing with a considerable bitterness though. An excellent, although perhaps slightly unusual example of the style that is rather enjoyable.

Jun 12, 2020
4 by paulish from New York on Jan 28, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by James94 from England

L: Clear golden colour, good lacing
S: Citrus, hint of vanilla, apple, wood, pineiness
T: Grapefruit zest, vanilla, mango, grass, green vegetables
F: Slightly overly bitter, smooth, mild carbonation

O: 4

Jan 20, 2020
3.44 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Dec 21, 2019
3.07 by Macamah from England on Nov 09, 2019
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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by metter98 from New York

Cask at Founder's Arms, London, England

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high frothy white head that left lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of floral and herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts and herbal hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice IPA when hand pumped from a cask. It is not overly hoppy or better and is very sessionable.

Serving type: cask

Oct 25, 2019
3.94 by samEBC from Belgium on Sep 30, 2019
3.72 by Eltrandos from France on Aug 09, 2019
3.12 by RockyM72 from Florida on Aug 05, 2019
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3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

Hand pumped from cask

Clear, pale golden yellow in color, white foamy head. grassy hop aroma, not much malt component. taste is similar, very pale malt flavor. fairly bitter. thinner bodied.

Apr 20, 2019
3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Apr 08, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

On cask in Greenwich. Poured a slightly cloudy, golden orange color with a good-sized, head of white foam. It smelled of biscuity malt, toasted bread and floral notes. Sweet toasted caramel and notes of citrus. Sharp bitterness.

Apr 06, 2019
3.25 by aztraz from Sweden on Apr 02, 2019
3.77 by Beerasaurus from Virginia on Mar 11, 2019
3.83 by Beer_Rabbit66 from England on Jan 25, 2019
4.18 by AGust82 from Connecticut on Oct 09, 2018
3.97 by mecmd from Tennessee on Sep 25, 2018
2.63 by Neilos from England on Aug 18, 2018
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3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L. Pale chestnut and pours clear as a bell. Light rising CO2, almost straight to lacing.
S. I seem to be getting citrus hops from every beer I've tried this pm - what ever the style - and this is the same. Note to self: buy the stock of a citra hops farm if not open one.
T. Dry, and a long gentle ride to a balanced richer finish. Nice how that flavour journey morphed from one end to the other without various clumsy flavour elements slamming me along the way.
F. Citra hops or it's profile and a dry/citrus feel, that predimonates this beer, and so many others these days. The balance of this one is good, much better than most.
O. I'm not mad on citra hops, even in a soggy British summer. If it were 35C outdoors I'd be reaching for a cold one of these. One of best examples of the many of this style I've recently tried.

Aug 09, 2018
3.71 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands on Jul 31, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Slightly hazy golden with 1.5-finger bubbly white-head, moderate to low retention.
Smell - malty, yellow fruits, not so hoppy.
Taste - malt underlay with nice portion of hops above. No excessive hop aromatics, only dry hop bitterness.
Medium body and medium to high carbonation, dry on palate, slightly astringent.
Good, proper job.

Jul 26, 2018
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4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Furosemide from England

Citrussy, well-balanced. It leaves one wanting more after each sip. Overall a beer that is definitely worth your money (at the current price of £1.75-£1.85).

May 06, 2018
3.71 by jhart96 from England on May 02, 2018
3.25 by hasse67 from Sweden on Apr 22, 2018
3.29 by georgeanthorpe from England on Mar 11, 2018
4.22 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Mar 05, 2018
3.25 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 18, 2017
3.5 by dandy14 from Brazil on Nov 17, 2017
4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Nov 10, 2017
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