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St. Austell Brewery
England, United Kingdom
English IPA
Ranked #15
Ranked #19,555
3.83 | pDev: 11.23%
Nov 29, 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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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle at an Irish pub in Germany:..go figure. This is super hoppy likely bc I haven’t had a properly hopped beer in about two months. I’m inclined to say this is hoppier than the average English IPA but again, it’s been a while. Regardless, this is a tasty and well done beer!
Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by hopley from Massachusetts

Oct 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this beer in cask-conditioned form at The Buckingham Arms pub in Westminster, very close to Buckingham Palace. I was with friends and did not have time to take notes, but did record these scores. It was a solid, traditional English ale and was very enjoyable on cask.
Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Also available in Norway at Vinmonopolet. Bottle conditioned, ABV is 5.5%. Clear golden colour, big white head. Pleasant aroma of fruity American hops, notes of pineapple and other tropical fruits, also some citrus. The flavour has a substantial sweetness, malty and sugary notes, partly balanced by a noticeable hoppy bitterness, which becomes piney and resinous in the finish, slightly metallic in the aftertaste.
Jun 04, 2022
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Reviewed by charlatan from Scotland

3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.59 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2022
Rated: 2.61 by stephenlee93 from England

Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by BigMac59 from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.24 by bad_poetry from England

Aug 14, 2021
Rated: 3.7 by tottel from Netherlands

Aug 06, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by Robertas from Lithuania

May 13, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by pcbnumber1 from England

Jan 01, 2021
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Rated by runefish from England

3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nice mouthfeel, citrus hops, quite light, but the hops do pack a slight punch, good session beer.
Dec 08, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by Mkrr from France

Nov 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jan 28, 2020
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Reviewed by James94 from England

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.13 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Dec 21, 2019
Rated: 3.07 by Macamah from England

Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.94 by samEBC from Belgium

Sep 30, 2019
Rated: 3.72 by Eltrandos from France

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 3.12 by RockyM72 from Florida

Aug 05, 2019
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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
Rated: 3.75 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Apr 08, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.25 by aztraz from Sweden

Apr 02, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

Mar 11, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by Beer_Rabbit66 from England

Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Oct 09, 2018
Rated: 3.97 by mecmd from Tennessee

Sep 25, 2018
Rated: 2.63 by Neilos from England

Aug 18, 2018
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
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.
Aug 09, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands

Jul 31, 2018
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Reviewed by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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.
Jul 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Furosemide from England

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
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).
May 06, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by jhart96 from England

May 02, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by hasse67 from Sweden

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 3.29 by georgeanthorpe from England

Mar 11, 2018
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 214 ratings