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."

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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jashiu (124) - Gdañsk, POLAND - OCT 26, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2016 500ml bottle, due 09/2017. Pours clear golden yellow with small white head and almost no lacing. Very little aroma, mostly malty, a bit of flowery scents. Taste is not complex, I would describe the little taste I can as malty with noticeable bitterness. Some buttery feeling in the background. It?s mid full. Overall it is a nice IPA though I got so used to the American hops I am missing these here... Though it is supposed to have Chinook and Cascade and none are detectable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - OCT 10, 2016
10 oct 2016, bottle. Pale yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is lemon and British ale yeast. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Sweet, some tropical fruit, slightly bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heidbummer (270) - SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours auburn, generous head. Not much aroma. It’s very dry and bitter, with no real complexity. Ok, but it’s a bitter rather than an IPA for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1433) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2016
Cornish ipa de 5,5 % abv, avec malt Maris Otter pale. Houblonnage en willamette, chinook et cascade. Format 50 cl (merci), et étiquetage soigné avec échelle de valeur gustative, niveau bitter de 4 sur 5, et sweet de 2 sur 5. Le brasseur sous-titre son label par la mention "powerfully hopped", c’est sympa. Cette bière a obtenu plusieurs récompenses par l’association Camra dans ce qu’ils appellent les "champion bottled beer" : l’or en 2011 et l’argent en 2013 et 14. Mon exemplaire était 2 mois avant date. Couleur doré soutenu brillant, à la clarté pure, cristalline. Bulles moyennes en diverses colonnes droites, vives. Mousse blanc cassé, à flocons moyens, stable à 3 mm. Arômes d’agrumes, malt clair, mandarine, houblon fin. Très beau nez. 1ère bouche souple à l’entame sur malt fin, et amertume incisive, aiguë, distinguée. Arrière-bouche au développement remarquable de l’amertume. 2ème avec équilibre, force de l’amertume, pointe de houblon vert. Arrière-bouche complexe et longue. 3ème à la très grande amertume, aux très nombreuses nuances. Arrière-bouche très large, bien centrée sur l’amertume. Longueur au nez plus citrique, mais la bouche donne une amertume au panel impressionnant de saveurs. Jambes fines et longues. Levure fine, un peu boisée, très belle ligne. Alcool très bien, il paraît plus que son niveau, mais les 50 cl aide à la chose !! Finale avec une très légère pointe fumée stylisée, c’est remarquable. CONCLUSION : ce "proper job" ne doit avoir aucun scrupule par rapport à son frère le "big job"... Il est tout à fait remarquable, et je suis d’accord avec les récompenses que lui a données Camra à plusieurs reprises. Bravo St Austell, on boira vos bières sur l’autel ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cagou007 (1049) - FRANCE - SEP 29, 2016
Pour clear golden with thin white head. Nose is hoppy. Aromas are resinous and fruity hops. Average carbonation, medium body. Long bitter and hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GregNC (108) - - SEP 29, 2016
Bottled 50 cl. Color : clear pale yellow ale with thin white head. Nose : citrus, yeast. Aromas : floral hops, resin. Dry texture, very strong bitterness, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radassace (45) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2016 Really good, one of my favourite British IPA’s. Very juicy mouth feel, lovely tropical passion fruit, apricot and peach fruity hop bitterness, with a bit of light caramel sweetness. Refreshing and very drinkable, defo one to buy again. Awesome beer !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1889) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2016
500ML Bottle .In a Shaker Pint . I’m surprised not to have rated this , certain I’ve drunk it before and I could say that about many beers . Nose of fresh citrus emphasis , wood , pine , musty aftershave and light maltiness . Two fingers of foam like when Rich scratches his ass with his fingers in the welfare line ...bright pale ale kinda colour . A pretty intense hoppy APA - assertive hops and a kiss of caramel backdrop . Good long fruity grapefruit zest bitterness lingers nicely ...Its pretty Xsolid ,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2016
Floral aroma. A little spice but somewhat resiny and I wouldn’t call it ’powerfully hopped’ as per the bottle. A decent, but fairly generic, beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2016
Small irregular yellowish head over clear golden beer, medium carbonated. Very flowery, delicate hoparomas during pouring. Once the head in place, hardly any aromas detectable, apart form some sweet malt. Bitter, bit metallic, herbal and spicy hops. Hint of caramel underneath. Metallic bitterness keeps hanging around. Light, finally rather low on carbonation. Not unlikeable. Lots of flavour from just enough ABV. Keeps the perfect middle between the classical UK familybrewers’ products and the endeavours of the smaller craftbrewers. The art and skill of Roger Ryman, I presume?

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