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


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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skam (5) - Torino, - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Bottiglia 500ml Nel bicchiere è ambrata, schiuma fine e dalla buona persistenza. Aroma fresco e con leggeri sentori di aghi di pino e pompelmo con ottimo bilanciamento di amaro di resina che regala un buon equilibrio. Corposità media, si avvicina maggiormente allo stile American. Ottima bevuta. Abbinamento musicale: Riverside - Celebrity Touch

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgf001 (142) - München, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
Bought in Munich at Kaufhof Altstadt. This is my fourth bottle. Like it and went for more. Not cheap but being not many IPA choices in Munich, they can charge what they want. Poured in a pint glass. Color is pale hazy gold, similar to a hefeweizen but a bit less hazy. White foam head that disappears rather quickly. Ring stays througout however. Smells citrusy, grapefruit or tangerine may be. On taste, it is carbonated right, sufficient but not suffocating bittering hops with an aftertaste that lingers. Disagree with other reviews. Not tipically British. Tastes more like an American IPA. Would have never guessed British... It’s low alcohol content (for an IPA), makes it a great drinking beer. Overall, a great beer (or is it that I miss IPAs... here in Munich?)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
STJUDE (1) - - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
Prob one the best botted beers around,lovely hoppy taste,which not overpowering at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Smell of hops, golden colour, white head. Flat carbon. Aroma of hop. Mildly bitter. Watery body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Straling (362) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Pours a clear orange/amberish colour with good carbonation. Sweet fruity aroma, notes of raisin, malts, vague citrus. Sweet/sour flavour, very nice balance, strong hoppy flavour. Goes down smooth, thin bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopfenWeisse (1042) - - AUG 22, 2014
Clear amber color with medium fluffy head. Aroma is hoppy, fresh hoppy. Flavor is hoppy, fruity, caramel, bitter. Somehow this worked beside fireplace on autumn night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejr (169) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Mørk gyllen farge med et hvit skum som raskt la seg som en ring. Aroma av malt, appelsin, sitrus og furunål. Smaker malt, appelsin, tropisk frukt, sitrus og karamell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (83) - SINGAPORE - AUG 5, 2014
50cl bottle, poured into a tulip glass. Nice amber colour with a small head, which dissipates quickly. Sweet malt, hoppy but not overwhelming. Slight bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cirzen (5) - FRANCE - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
Sweet floral hops and biscuity malt. Carbonation, malt and aromatic hops hit the tongue first, then rolls into a lingering bitterness. A little light on the palate but the flavour and nose are a great combination and make up for it. A classic of its style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
From Waitrose. Clear, golden colour. Film of white head. Digestive biscuit, sweet malt. Fresh cut grass. Lemon. Light orange. Light toffee. Hint of honey. Taste is light dry. Hint of sweet. Palate is clean and crisp. Finish is light dry. Hint of sweet. Then, rising, lingering, mineral bitterness. Comes across clean and refreshing. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (208) - CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours a clear gold with two fingers of foamy white head, excellent retention, and heavy lacing. Nose is citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. Taste starts sweet and citrusy, giving way to a bitter finish. Mouth feel is watery, with medium body and sustained carbonation. Pleasantly light and fruity, with nicely balanced sharp hop bitterness and mild malt. The ABV may be a little high to consider this a session ale, but it’s not far off that. Quite drinkable.

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