Proper Job | St. Austell Brewery

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
168
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
45
For Trade:
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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tenesmus
2.81/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle poured into a straight pint glass.

Golden appearance with a thin off-white head and moderate carbonation. Decent enough lacing down the glass. Looks nice overall.

Aroma is flowery, a hint of rose and elderflower, laced with some tropical fruits, pineapple and kiwi.

Taste up front is bitter hops, slightly harsh and lacking in complexity but certainly not overwhelming. Touch of grapefuit and bitter lemon, an enticing hint of cardamon and something herbal, possibly from the Willamette? Anyway, midpalate some sweetness but a lack of structure from the malts and a metallic tinge that becomes more prominant in the after taste.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and not helped by a spritzy soda taste from the carbonation.

Overall pretty disappointed - the bottle states 'powerfully hopped', well they need to back this up, theres little indication of Cascade aroma or flavour, nothing is in your face and it all lacks depth and seems a little one dimensional.

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Photo of StevieDarrier
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thommo_nk
3/5  rDev -21.5%

States on the bottle that this beer is "powerfully hopped" , was expecting a massive slap of hoppy citrus flavour which it does not deliver.

However it is by no means a bad beer.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tomcostello
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beermonster001
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was ok, poured dark straw colour with a big white head. Nice aroma. I'd try this again.

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Photo of LordAaron007
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of fullsweep
3.03/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass. I've enjoyed 2 other St. Austell's beers (Tribute being the flagship) that I've enjoyed so let's try another.

A: clear, dark amber/light brown, thinnish off-white foamy head.

S: very beer-like (I know that sounds silly) with a good balance of grains, malt, hops in the nose.

T: a touch on the bitter side, but not as much as I was expecting by the label where it's suggested that the hoppiness will take over.

M: this was the most surprising bit for me, as it was way more fizzy than I expected from a proper ale. It wasn't necessarily a bad thing, but it definitely threw me off a bit.

D: would try this again just to see if my first impressions were right, but I'm not necessarily rushing to have it again.

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Photo of leaddog
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a clear pale gold with a finger width of foamy white head.

Smell - Citrus, sweet malts, very sweet aromas overall.

Taste - Mildly hopped flavour with a hint of citrus, grassiness and sweetness. Expected more hops flavour, especially when the bottle label says "powerfully hopped".

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp dry finish.

Overall - A respectable brew by St. Austell. A bit confused with the labeling of the product, so I was expecting something completely different than what I tasted and I was left a little disappointed.

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Photo of drmeto
3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a clear light amber with a big,frothy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
lemon,leather,slight grapefruit
T:
-Follows the nose plus tangerines and metallic
F:
medium carbonation,medium body
O:
Way too sweet for me,almost tasted like corn adjunct to me.
Theres a very good beer in here somewhere.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours gold, small fading head.
Nose shows marmalade and earthy hops along with sweet grainy malt.
Semi-sweet flavours, some herbal and earthy hops along with a little marmalade again. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served cold from 500ml bottle into pint mug. Purchased from Tesco as part of a 3 bottles for £5 deal, so a decent price.

A) Lager-amber, a few bubbles, quite a lot of small particles of yeast suspended in it (I should have been more careful on the pour I guess). Thin white film on top.

S) Cascade hops, natch. Grapey malt as well.

T) Cascade hops, backed by another much more bitter hop taste (Williamette or Chinook are named on the bottle). Slight balance from slightly sweet malt. In general, out of balance.

M) Smooth and refreshing, albeit with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

O) Definitely one of the most bitter Cascade hop juice beers available from the British supermarkets. So, if you are a hop head, this one is for you. If you are looking for something balanced or mellow, try something else.

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Photo of stcules
3.21/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden color, almost honeyed. White foam, cramy and compact as properly.
The smell is quite mild (maybe too), with slight malty notes and delicate white flowers. Even the flavor is light, always with a moderate malt aroma and with earthy hop (light) and grapefruit - Citrus (light).
The aftertaste turns out to be more intense, more bitter, make it possible to drink in large quantities.
It lacks a little of the fullness of a typical American Pale Ale (even if the brewery defines it as a IPA!).
In retrospect, we read that is used the Cascade and Chinook hops, which frankly speaking, we have not felt particularly. Indeed, to be honest to be an APA we expected much more.

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Photo of dwren89
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance:straw gold color, pours a 1 finger head, little head retention, bubbly, prickly head

Aroma: citrus aroma, mild in aroma strength,

Taste: balanced leaning towards hops, about what I expected from an English IPA that’s labeled as “powerfully hopped,” pale malt background with citrus flavors doing the heavy load of taste. Bitterness subdued by grainy, slightly bready pale malt background as you would expect from an English IPA.

Mouthfeel: prickly mouthfeel (as anticipated from the looks of the head), biting finish-- leaves the jaw bone tingling, quite refreshing and drinkable mouthfeel, but finish leaves the mouth tingling

Overall Impression: Average English IPA, certainly more hopped than average in this style, and at 5.5% ABV it packs a punch. Sessionable taste (for an American, at least), with slightly higher than sessionable ABV.

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Photo of Arborescence
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of WGO
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Stigh
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of psm90
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of downquark
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brauseboof
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of mothman
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On cask in London

Bready and malty for an IPA. Grassy and floral hops. Biscuity.

Soft cask feel. Light bodied. Very English like.

Decent, but not something I'd drink again.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From bottle, Pours hazey amber with medium carbonation, big head. Full fruity nose, big hit of pineapple with lemon. Taste tropical fruit, caramel, biscuit, a little grass. It's ok.

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Proper Job from St. Austell Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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