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%
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."

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Stout4stout (31) - neath, WALES - DEC 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 I felt I had to edit this rating. I’ve been experimenting a lot more with IPA’s recently and I haven’t found one which comes close to Proper Job. This isn’t a good beer. It is truly a GREAT BEER! I felt that I couldn’t do anything but give it top marks in all respects. Original rating; The Beeriest Beer in Beerdom. This is what a really good Ale used to taste like decades ago. Bitter, Hops++, Malty, a real experience in ’proper’ beer. ’Proper Job’ - Absolutely!.

   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!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Aleman1965 (2) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016 does not count
This beer has to rank among the best I have ever tasted. Beautiful pine citrus aromas upon the nose due to Williamette hops, along with a bold attack of cascade, Chinook that dances across the tongue. Despite being heavily hopped, this ale balances out nicely with malty sweetness. A gorgeous ale!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lappy (26) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2014 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
waynep1979 (5) - Aylesbury, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2013 does not count
Light Hoppy Beer. Bitter hoppiness but very easy refreshing drinking. Great summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spacebrew (1) - - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
Light, Refreshing, distinct "Elderflower" and Grapefruit flavours, favourable bitter aftertaste - excellent!

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JuanBBC01 (1) - SPAIN - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Muy aromática con notas cítricas, suave amargor característicos del estilo al mas puro estilo británico. Excelente sin paliativos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SheffieldSteel (117) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - SEP 24, 2011
500ml bottle. Aroma is of rich dark orange chocolate. Appearance is pretty standard IPA, with a good frothy head. Taste is simply divine, very nicely hopped with an orangey hoppy flavor and a light bitter undertone. Rich texture, slick and lightly carbonated. Finish is long and intense. Cracking beer overall, very impressive, could be compared to Kelham Island Pale Rider. Haven’t tasted such a good bottled IPA in years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
toorudez (2) - - JUL 31, 2013 does not count
Bought a single bottle of this beer to try out this ratebeer app. Cracked ’er open and my tastebuds were instantly thankful. Finished it with a smile on my face.

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