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


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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottle: Unfiltered. 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (534) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Hoppy aroma with pina and fruit. Some citrus as well. The taste is well balanced between the hops and malt. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2016
Drinks nice, don’t get me wrong, just not sure it’s as ’powerfully hopped’ as the label says

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronTDubs (350) - - APR 19, 2016
Clear golden color. Medium level hop aroma, more on the spicy side of hops. A bit of biscuit malt aroma. Medium body. Assertive spicy and resiny hoppiness right from the start. Very balanced with a bit of malt that finishes dry with a lasting bitterness and the slightest touch of caramel. Just a bit of hop fruitiness in the center. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LLaurin (323) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Probably damaged by yeast or overproteined malt since it was almost impossible to pour. But nose is good, taste is rich in hops and with citric flavours. Palate with a rich and warm bitterness of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1421) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 6, 2016
Clear copper, sparkling mildly, big frothy medium long head, sticky lacing. Fresh and fruity aroma, citrus, flowery notes, almost perfumery like notes, mild soap. Springtime, walk in nature... Soft carbonation, light to medium body, dries bit to finish, nicely malty, dry, earthy. Nice one, balanced, tasty, fresh, good natural aromas and flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7058) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 5, 2016
Nice tasty and refreshing ale.
Clear deep golden color with a fine white head. Ok hop intensity in the aroma. Medium (+) body and a fine carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Citric, mellow malty, mild fruity and some pine in the flavor.
[Bottle from Pia/Magne while working in their new garden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (1029) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 2, 2016
Blonde dorée et limpide, grosse carbo, collet persistant. Aromes citronnés, poivrés, legerement resineux. Minces mais avec une bonne présence amere seche en finale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Aleman1965 (2) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016 does not count
This beer has to rank among the best I have ever tasted. Beautiful pine citrus aromas upon the nose due to Williamette hops, along with a bold attack of cascade, Chinook that dances across the tongue. Despite being heavily hopped, this ale balances out nicely with malty sweetness. A gorgeous ale!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - MAR 26, 2016
5.5%ABV. IPA. Tapped out gold. 6ºSRM. Nose is beery and laager-like. Mouthfeel is carbonated. Palate is honey, honey comb, wheat malt and pale malt. Hops are lightly bitter with some vegetal tanin. Clean finish. Good effort and was a pleasure tasting something new.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (599) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
UPDATED: APR 7, 2016 500ml bottle. Pours golden with a smooth medium white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrussy, grapefruit, pine. Taste is much the same, citrussy hops and grapefruit. Bitter hop finish. To be honest it could have done being even more hoppier to fit the "Powerfully Hopped" label, but it was a good IPA.

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