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

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Occasional;
Proper Job is an authentic IPA brewed with Cornish spring water and malt made from a blend of malts including Cornish grown Maris Otter barley. Proper Job is dedicated to the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment who stoutly defended their garrison during the Indian Mutiny in 1857-58. Throughout the siege the traditional "Sunset Ceremony" (beating the retreat and lowering the national flag) was ignored as an act of defiance to the mutineers. In recognition of a "Proper Job" Queen Victoria awarded the 32nd the honour


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1522) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
Cask. The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Thin white head, gold body. Citrus, biscuit. Bitter. Dry finish. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
[3166-20100727] Cask. Lemon zest fragrance has light floral yeast notes. Slightly hazy, light yellow orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter lemon zest flavour. Medium body has a lingering bitter quality. Would be more interesting with carbonation.
(@ Eagle & Child, Oxford, England)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6691) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2010
Halloween Beer and Jazz Festival. Dark yellow and almost clear. Nice and easy to drink. Moderate hoppy aroma and light malty. Flavor is moderate sweet, finish heavy bitter. Dry texture, flat carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2010
Cask @ Cockney Halloween Beerfestival.
Pours clear golden with a small, frothy, white head. Aroma has lovely Cascade hops, citrussy, grapefruit. Low carbonation, light oily and lovely dry palate. Flavour is solid, good bitterness, grassy, grapefruit. Long, lingering bitterness. Really lovely balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (934) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2010
Clear golden with good white head. Flowery, lemony aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. Flavour has floral and cirus notes like aroma, with nice bitterness in finish. Excellent beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (4628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 4, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Cask at the Emperor, Cambridge, England. Amber color with a white head. Citrusy aroma. Taste, fruity with bitter finish. Very mild carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4013) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2010
Cask @ Esquire House, JDW. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is citrus, hoppy. Flavour is citrus, light malted and fruity. Fairly bitter and dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6862) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2010
Cask at Charlie’s, København, Denmark.
Slightly cloudy golden colour with small white head. Aroma is fruity English hoppy quite mild though. Fruity bitter flavour. Long-lasting fruity bitterness. Thinnish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Feb 2011 at the brewery. Golden. Big, brash, fruity spicy hop aroma. Leafy, delicious and inviting. One of the most drinkable refreshing pints in England.

Aug 2010: @ George Inn, Croscombe. Light amber colour. Powerfully fruity (berry) hop aroma. Very refreshing. Fruity, almost tea-like in the finish. Properly hopped! 8-3-8-4-16 = 3.9

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
olsvammel (3081) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2010
On tap at Horniman at Hays in London. It poured a clear golden liquid with a minimal white head. It had a hint of hops and some flowers. Fairly mild. Smooth mouthfeel with a light body. A very mild ale, but at least it had a hint of hops in both smell and taste. I wouldn’t have mind a bit more flavour. But it was easy to drink and did the trick without impressing. One of the better real ales I tried during my trip.


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