Brewed by St. Austell
Style: American Pale Ale
St. Austell, England


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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bottled. Occasionally available in cask.
First brewed in December 2005 for the St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival.
Ingredients:Cornish Spring water and malt made from 100% Cornish grown Maris Otter barley. Cascade, Chinook and Willmette hops.
Proper Job is dedicated to the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment who stoutly defended their garrison during the Indian Mutiny in 1857-58. In recognition of a ‘Proper Job’, Queen Victoria awarded the 32nd the honour of becoming a Light Infantry Regiment.
"Light, clear and refreshing with an assertive hop bitterness, Proper Job IPA is based on a traditional IPA recipe which makes it perfect for long, hot summer days."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
mvasconcellos (1) - BRAZIL - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Boa cerveja para tomar em casa... os primeiros goles sao bem agradaveis, mas tem um leve gosto amargo no final.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, rocky white head. Aroma of fruity hops, slightly floral, some citrus. Flavor is fruity, slightly sweet, nice bitter hops and quite clean, refreshing and very well drinkable. Very nice session ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1529) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 15, 2013
At a tasting, many thanks Tom, smallish head, a bit hazy and a touch pale orange colour, aroma of pomello, grapefruit peel, and some maltiness in the back, flavour of biscuit with pomello and grapefruit and a pleasant citrusy bitterness and sourness. Quite nice and highly drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle from Tesco, Longford [131213]
Amber, clear, big frothy white head, some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit zest, soft floral hops, slight orange. Taste of grapefruit zest, tangerine, soft fruity fairly sweet malts. Moderate carbonation, medium body, bit oily. Quite smooth. Finish as main flavour, good sweet bitter balance, nice soft zesty finish. Quaffable for the abv. Really nice beer, glad I can get this locally on a regular basis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks Tom L. Clear amber. Great hoppy aroma full of overripe tropical fruits and light earthy hints. Flavor has light sweetness, some malt, a caramel hint, lots of fruity hops flavor and some bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Stout4stout (6) - neath, WALES - DEC 11, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 I felt I had to edit this rating. I’ve been experimenting a lot more with IPA’s recently and I haven’t found one which comes close to Proper Job. This isn’t a good beer. It is truly a GREAT BEER! I felt that I couldn’t do anything but give it top marks in all respects. Original rating; The Beeriest Beer in Beerdom. This is what a really good Ale used to taste like decades ago. Bitter, Hops++, Malty, a real experience in ’proper’ beer. ’Proper Job’ - Absolutely!.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gildnerk (69) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2013
One of my favourite IPAs. Wonderful citrusy aromas, very complex hop tastes with a beautiful, bittersweet finish and a refreshing (but by no means flimsy) body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogbomb (862) - ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Gold with a thin white head. Nose is really interesting and moreish. Like peach sherbert with mangoes and pineapples. Taste is really fresh. Mango, tangerine, peach and grapefruit. Keeps you going back for another sip and a swill to get the full extent of the taste. Finish is long, bitter, moreish. A cracker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (783) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle from Tesco, Longton. A surprise for me this was. A really fruity IPA, good drink. Hopefully I’ll see it on cask somewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1370) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Bottled. Beautifully flowery and creamy. Soft palate, tangerine and light grapefruit flavours, with just a hint of pepperiness late on. Really impressive bottled beer

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