Proper Job
St. Austell Brewery

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From:
St. Austell Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
English IPA
Ranked #13
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,186
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 11.52%
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
223
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 06:46 PM
Added:
Oct 15, 2007
Wants:
  16
Gots:
  54
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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Rated: 3.69 by JTuomi from Finland

Friday at 06:46 PM
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dethark from England

Feb 14, 2024
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Reviewed by Steve555 from Wales

4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Clear amber body will small head. Smell of hops and citrus. Taste is strong hop bitterness that fades in an instant but makes you want to take another sip. Feel is sweet and fruity in the palate. A good supermarket IPA.
Jan 21, 2024
 
Rated: 3.67 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Dec 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Oct 20, 2023
 
Rated: 2.24 by ScrantanDave from England

Sep 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cask: Poured a blonde color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light bitter hops notes with some dry leafy hops is nice. Taste is also a mix of dry bitter hops with some nice dry leafy hops notes. Body is about average for style w with good carbonation. Enjoyable English IPA.
Aug 23, 2023
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Rated by JohRvs from England

2.57/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A straw coloured ale with a pronounced citrus taste which gives it a crisp finish but overrides any smoothness.
Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 500ml bottle .

Pours a clear light amber , lightly carbonated with a domed white head that holds its own before forming a ring . Medium lacing. The smell is mild and of hops, soft fruit and floral notes and the the taste follows up on the hop and floral aspects. The hops add a pleasing bitterness throughout and the whole thing is tied together with a biscuity malt . The mouthfeel is spot on , no complaints.
Overall a very good ale , pleasantly bitter , slightly creamy and full of flavour .
Jun 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +1%
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 -7.3%
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 -6.5%
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 -0.8%
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
Proper Job from St. Austell Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 223 ratings