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


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RATINGS: 505   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."

jacobwennbom's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, - NOV 4, 2012
Not very hoppy nose. Pretty sweet taste at first, a moderate but lingering bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radassace (21) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Really good, one of my favourite British IPA’s. Very juicy mouth feel, lovely tropical fruity hop bitterness. 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 (1871) - Brentford, 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 (1692) - 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 (9468) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
TomBitter (13) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Cooper colour with bold floral, citrus aromas with a slight hint of spiciness. The flavour is bitter with a little citrus coming through but it’s all marred by the metallic taste which overpowers any of the good flavours that are in the brew. Leaves the palate with a dry metallic bitterness which isn’t pleasant. Should have just stuck to the smell.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ozzatoadisback (85) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2016
Dark golden, transparent, average head, decent persistence, scarce lacing. Weak aroma shows resinous and citric notes. Taste has a very light malt base, resinous hops are dominant with some not too vivid notes of grapefruit and citrus. A bit musty. Low sweetness, bitterness is dominant in both taste and aftertaste. Light to medium body, mouthfeel is nor too vivid nor refreshing despite quite high crispness, feels slightly muddy instead. Not intense, nor well made

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wischylini (256) - Grimstad, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
Appearance Pours clear gold, with no head at all.
Aroma The aroma is mainly from hops, but it is somewhat weak. Pine resin and floral hops, orange peel and a metallica aroma.
Taste Sweet, moderately bitter.
Palate Medium-light, highly carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
bjakk (714) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - JUL 29, 2016
A gift from Oliver. Light, bronze towards yellow, little foam. Metallic meaty aroma. Taste of toffee, metal with strong metallic hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Connor66 (73) - - JUL 17, 2016
Very hoppy brew pours golden from the bottle with little or no head. No after taste I found it to have a delicate fruity taste as well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATulloch (218) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Pours a clear gold with not much head. Aromas of lychee, peaches, grass and black pepper. Flavour is similar with an earthy linger.

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