Proper Job | St. Austell Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
179 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:
#14,181
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
179
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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17
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Color looked great, golden and very, very clear... close to a lager; so clear I could read a sign 100 yards away (albeit upside down.)
Its smell is undistinguished for an IPA, piney and citrusy. Same for its taste.
Mouth feel was interesting until the hops clearly won and stuck on my tongue for about an hour afterwards.
Glad I Had Proper Job, but never again.
Listed in the "1001", please refer to it for a more favorable review.
Also reviewed in Roger Prostz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die!"

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Photo of Toynk
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjiman
4.66/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My review is probably biased, this is the best beer local to me; has a fairly transatlantic mixture of hops, so it has some citrus American characters, but it doesn't end up overwhelming as it's balanced out by earthier British flavors.

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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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Proper Job from St. Austell Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 179 ratings