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

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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2182) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle at a friend’s house. It was either this or Badger Firkin Fox so I had this, she had the Firkin Fox and both of us agreed that we’d made the right choice. Golden in colour, light and clear with not a lot of obvious head. Smell is a bit buttery and somewhat malty, so the hoppy fruit is a bit muted. It comes out in the bittersweet (but more bitter than sweet) taste: a burst of mango, grapefruit and lemonade. Bitter satisfying finish. Simple but quite tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BennyMC (1) - WALES - FEB 28, 2016 does not count
Aroma: could have been better but still a bit of hay, grass, white grapefruit, lime Appearance: light amber, medium head disappears rather quickly Taste: dry, medium to high bitter Palate: nice bitter finish A solid IPA or rather AIPA (Chinook+ Cascade). Very drinkable but lacks the wow factor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (703) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
I think the APA deScription is nearer the mark than the IPA label, but it certainly uses the American hops well and is very drinkable. Clear gold with a thin covering of white head. Medium body and well carbonated. Tastes fresh and fruity, well supported by caramel malt. Bit of fresh grass too. Good job.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (4353) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from Tesco. Dry, slightly punishing hop flavour. Like a sour lemon drop dropped in alka seltzer. I don’t mean that as a negative though, this is a lovely. Professional UK beer, and certainly one of the better bottles you’ll find in a supermarket.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cecop (23) - Motherwell, - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Colour yellow / gold. Decent, white foaam. Aroma of citrus, herbs, pine, grass. Flavour of pine, citrus. Medium sweetness, medium / high bitterness. Butelka 500ml. Barwa żółta / złota, przyzwoita, biala piana. Aromat: cytrusy, zioła, sosna, trawa, las. posmak: sosna, cytrusy. Średnia słodycz, średnia lecz z czasem pogłębiająca sie goryczka.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (1027) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, herbs, grass, resin, full body, sticky, lively, medium sweetness, very bitter,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lebo88 (216) - POLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Those English IPA/APAs are different to Polish ones. I don’t like them that much, but this one was allright I would say. Proper hoppy notes, even if not very distinctive.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
josanguapo (995) - SPAIN - DEC 15, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3991) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Golden and spritzy, with a bright hoppy nose. Crisp and dry-bitter, excellently balanced with lightly fruity and sweet malt. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Flanfl (602) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - DEC 11, 2015
Clear amber body, small white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruits notes. Flavour of pine, citrus, medium bitter backbone. Medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo. Lot’s of medium, it’s an average beer after all :)


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