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


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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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."

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shortt1 (11) - - MAY 2, 2012
at the start the aroma is very much cascade. the taste is very smooth, as a finish the hop flavour is much stronger. Over all a great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tjeerd (59) - GERMANY - JUN 11, 2016
Kind of ok. Nothing really distinguishing, astonishing or discriminating. Good first bite with a frizzling taste, but pitifully it doesn’t hold long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4156) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
A golden ale with a sharply bitter pine and citrus flavour followed by a delicate hoppy, warming toffee and herbal fruity finish. Bottle Conditioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyGr8days (16) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Always put off by this because of the name ’Proper Job’, sounded like a bad clip art 90s CAMRA ale before Americans made beer nice. Seriously though, it’s a nice beer. Fresh as fuck and a good follow up flavour after the initial enjoyable taste. As for the glass....it was quickly emptied and did not require washing. I refilled it with a second Proper Job. Now THAT’S Proper Job ;-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kacyper (1016) - Leczna/Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Butelka. Aromat chmielowy, ziołowy. W smaku goryczka ziołowa, popiołowa, średnia. Troche pływa odpadków po drożdżach.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonbenali (107) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a clear yellow to amber. Aroma is pretty subtle - hardly ’powerfully hopped’! Some burnt orange, grass, lemon, pine, light caramel and a hint of soap. Taste is bitter with some sweetness and a medium thin finish with a slightly chemical note. It’s not bad, it just doesn’t live up to the label and pales in comparison to APAs of this strength - have had this on draft and was better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (185) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Bready aromas of hops but no citrus. Pours pale gold with a rocky white head no lacing. Tastes of apricot and sour corn. Big carbonation with steady champagne like bubbles. Oily mouthfeel and short finish. Atypical pale ale. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle at home, 02/05/16. Clear golden copper with a well appointed off white covering that retains well. Nose is bitter orange, light floral notes, straw, caramel, tagnerine. Taste comprises caramel malt, orange peel, light spice, light honey, faint vanilla, soft fruit buns, crisp malt backbone. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, leafy hop bitterness in the close. Ok but APA? I suppose the US hops go towards this but more akin to an English strong for me in terms of flavour profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dxbrad (45) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Pours amber and a little cloudy, light fizz rather than a strong creamy head. Tastes better than it looks, punchy hops, grapefruit and citrus flavours. Lovely job!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (1019) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
Butelka 0,5l spożyte w domu. Kolor złoty, piękna piana osiada na szkle. Żywice i cytrusy ładnie zharmonizowane, w smaku wytrawne, trochę zbóż. Dobre IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fullpintofbeer (112) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle from Gardiner Haskings, Bristol. Appearance: medium white head, gold colour, clear. Aroma: hops - grapefruit, citrus. Also a bit of grass. Taste: bitter. Palate: medium body, bitter finish. Overall: quite good, chinook and cascade hops make a difference.

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