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Proper Job | St. Austell Brewery

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3.85/5
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173 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:
#12,145
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
173
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 173 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Euroglot
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Daniel_k_morgan
4.81/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ppin
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nataliette
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mothman
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
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 RobertMurphy
4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AlexW693
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tomcostello
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jonj
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlieMills
4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pale, golden color. One finger head that gracefully fades and leave a ring and a little foam in the center. Light carbonation and some sediment.

Smell: Sweet hops, tropical, grapefruit.

Taste: Well balanced: sweet hops, tropical, grapefruit. Starts off sweet, ends bitter.

Feel: Very easy to drink, alcohol is well disguised. Leaves a pleasant, slightly dry aftertaste.

Overall: This is one of the best British bottled IPA's in terms of smell and flavor. I've drank many bottles of this over the years and have yet to be let down, the last sip is always as good as the first. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spike
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle conditioned.

Honey gold. Rich, white head that recedes to a decent cap. A little carbonation visible. Perfectly clear...so long as the sediment is left in the bottle.

Some nose present. Malt with a citrus kick.

Citrus balanced beautifully by light honey. Really floral. No noticeable alcohol. An English golden ale with some North American chutzpah.

Mouthfeel is more dry than the nose or taste would indicate. Those hops are there. But the sweetness of the malts is also prominent. Super refreshing.

This is a very fine English golden ale. One of my favourites. Perfect after a summer day with the kids on the beach in Cornwall.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FCox143
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. In Ikea's pint glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 3x02. Nice bitterness, taste and aroma. Its an american IPA and not an english IPA.

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Photo of downquark
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ozveldo
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mickwin
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

clear golden beer with plenty of head, fruity sweet aroma, flavour begins with sweet pineapple then sharper bitter hops, this is a really good ale.

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Photo of TGS
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tdenham
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
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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Photo of captaincoffee
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours straw gold with a less-than-optimal head. Nose is not big, but delivers good hops...more US than English. Taste is better, full flavored, bitter, some floral and piney citrus qualities.
IMHO, this is an AIPA, not an EIPA. A good beer that could be extremely good with some more aroma. Not easy to get fresh IPs in the markets here though.

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Photo of k3ve
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Proper Job from St. Austell Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 173 ratings
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