Proper Job | St. Austell Brewery

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3.84/5
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185 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. Austell Brewery
England, United Kingdom
staustellbrewery.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A 'proper' India Pale Ale, Proper Job is a strong golden ale that's powerfully hopped.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,894
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
185
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
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16
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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mecmd
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Neilos
2.63/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Furosemide
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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).

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Photo of jhart96
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dandy14
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tschude
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review from notes. Enjoyed while on vacation in the UK. Served cool into a pint glass at the Crutched Friar in London, near the Tower of London.

Appearance - A clear and rich dark golden color. A finger of white head is poured and pretty much keeps it shape for the entire duration of the pint.

Smell - Some sweetness that is malty, hints of apple and then some citrus with orange peel shining most prominently. Very subtly the aromatics are great.

Taste - Assertively bitter. Slightly grainy with delicate fruitiness in between sips. Citrus, namely grapefruit and orange peel and rind are the stars in a cloistered manner.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, lower than average carbonation (but perfect for the temperature and the fact it was on draught) and a drying finish.

Overall - Probably the best English IPA I've ever had bar none. Liked it so much I picked up a couple more bottles at the supermarket to compare. They were just as good. Crafting an English IPA properly... I trust no one else.

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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a wine glass.

Pale orange amber body color. Faint off white head, simple collar, and a clear and pleasant appearance.

Excellent aroma. Cream malt, hop soft herbs and tea. Borders on juicy, even touches of soft vanilla, marmalde also, great stuff.

Palate is a joy. Soft malt mild caramel in mid palate. Hop angle gives excellent herbal tea, touches of soft orange, and jelly. Marmalade finish, touches of soft honey and soft hop bitterness. Cream and hop herbs just rolls off.

Excellent IPA

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4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Proper Job from St. Austell Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 185 ratings