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Proper Job | St. Austell Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
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:
#12,301
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 DypsoBubble
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I must revise the bitchy review I gave before. I've grown up. This is a balanced beer. Refreshing and delicious with a big smack in the mouth with new world hops.

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Photo of hdtrice
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjgittens
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinivini
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beermonster001
3/5  rDev -22.1%
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 drmeto
3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
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 leitmotif
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsotsi
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foley67
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyS
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Light straw with moderate to low cloudiness, a little slow rising carbonation, 3 fingers of creamy off white head.


S: Creamy, hard water, light floral like wild flowers and dandelion, peach and citrus.


T: A good hit of dry floral qualities, moderate and appropriately balanced bitterness for the style, a hit of hard water. Floral, dandelion and peach, and a hint of citrus.


M: Medium body, medium low fine bubbled powdery carbonation, balance of sweet and dry leaving a smooth finish.


O: Really proper job on this one. The flavors are integrated appropriately so that its smooth and drinkable, yet such a true rep of the style. Great job! Will give it 9 out of 10. Bought in Bangkok, drank on a beach in Songklha, Thailand.

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Photo of CStang67
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

500 ml Bottle APPEARANCE: Nice clear golden color that poured with very little to no head and fair carbonation. AROMA: Grapefruit on the nose with not much else. Maybe a slight floral character. As the beer warms notes of pine start to come through which pairs nice with the citrus. TASTE: Nice clean flavor with the hops stealing the show. I really get the chinook hops. Very crisp and refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer day. PALATE: Light bodies with a slight oiliness that coats the mouth. Finish is a crisp semi-dry that finishes quickly. OVERALL: Nice golden ale that is hop forward. Label puts an emphases on the hops and although hop forward it is not a hop bomb by any stretch. Good Beer!

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
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 -16.6%
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 steverx8
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Simesta
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SayBoom
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tokyotippler
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml Bottle from Tesco, Silverburn (£1.65):
This one was my second English IPA in quick succession, following on from yesterdays Gladeye IPA and this one was quite a good offering for the style, probably coming out slightly ahead of the Drygate offering. Taste wise the two were fairly similar but Proper Job seemed to have more hops and bitterness to it, going down easily and well. I'm not sure it's one I'd go back to all that often but it was a nice beer and one well worth picking up if you get the chance.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

A: Light copper body with a quickly diminishing head.
S: Lovely floral hops and honey.
T: Repeats the nose. Dry and biscuity and a nice bitter finish with a touch of rindy lemon. Slightly astringent. Also a good bit of earthy ashtray like dirt, which I quite like.
O: I really like the hop profile in this one.

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Photo of Brim
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Elleyo9
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Rich Golden Amber colouration, just like the big lump of amber in Jurassic Park. produces a think rocky head that has about average retention and dies to a lace cover in around 5 minutes. Some light evidence of CO2.

Smell - Floral tones are evident and there is ample pine hops with some mild citrus leanings all balanced by sound sweet malt aromas.

Taste - Hoppy pine punch from the first sip all the way to the back end, this punch is balanced out by sweet malts of caramel and toffee. Very bitter on the back end with slight touches of burnt sulfur like the taste of spent match heads some oaky wood nips and a tiny hint of lime.

MF - Oddly thin this one but as it has such good linger with a pleasantly drying finish it is not a problem for me.

Overall - Very well balanced almost like an equally matched boxing round between hops and malts on your tongue. I feel this beer is a great testament to the strength of British brewing and the rounded nature of a good IPA!

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Photo of thommo_nk
3/5  rDev -22.1%

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