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

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonb5 (340) - Greater London, - NOV 27, 2012
Golden colour, clear, small head which didn’t hang around long. Aroma was pine and citrus, the cascade hop was also prominent. Tasted lemon, maris otter malt and some apple. Finish was long wheaty and bitter. Fairly light body, crisp texture with some carbonation. Very well balanced IPA, no weaknesses.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Crewsie (1) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
If I had to choose one drink before face a firing squad Or only allowed to take one drink with me on a desolate Island, this would be my choice. DELICIOUS!!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. unclear pale yellow pour with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. lightly grainy and lean maltiness, caramel touch, english bitters - usual suspects, flowers, faint fruitiness - berries perhaps. touch of honey. moderate carbonation, light body - watery, relatively dry grassy-spicy-peppery finish. interesting interpretation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanCrusher (599) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle 0,50L. Hazy, dark yellow colour with average big, frothy, off-white head and lively visible carbonation. Aroma of orange, mango, peach, maracuya and similar tropical fruits. Taste starts light sweet and fruity. In the aftertaste flavor became a bit bitter, but as etiquette said "powerfully hopped", I expected much more bitterness, than I get. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not bad, but doesn’t impressed me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle [thanks to my Euro Secret Summer Santa] @ home. Clear orange golden color, small white head that diminishes quite quickly. Smell and taste malts, some hops but not too prominently, a modest bitterness and a slight touch of fruit. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1078) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
500 mL bottle into a pint glass, from Tesco. Golden and gassy with a short-lived bubbly head. Citrus and grapefruit aroma, quite zesty, attractive. Bitter, dry and fruity with a good malty finish. Tasty. Decent pale ale, pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanK720 (4) - IRELAND - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
Hazy gold in appearance with a minimal head. A very strong aroma, hoppy and fruity. This IPA has a crisp, light taste and goes down smoothly. A delicious ale, although quite powerful. May not suit those without experience in IPAs.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lappy (5) - - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
A great beer, not too heavy and ideal for warm summers. It states powerfully hopped but I would not agree. It falls way short of the OTT American hopped beers that go overboard. This just has the right balance of hops and makes for a perfect brew. Well done St Austell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2014
Another favorite and "gateway" IPA. This is a great balance of proper English ale malts and a frugal yet distinct use of hops, making it what I consider the real English IPA flavour. The beer seems clean somehow, like the ingredients are considerably more natural than those of many other beers.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StilleStorm (639) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
DWG; Pours hazy golden orange with moderate lasting, leaving lacings, creamy off-white head. Aroma is light malt, light caramel, tropic, citrus fruits with some light metallic notes. Taste is moderate sweet, light metallic, mostly bitter and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit schöner großen Schaumkrone. Geruch dezent hopfig, fruchtig. Geschmack sehr bitter fruchtig, trocken, malzig.


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