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

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2010
This is by far the best interpretation of the classic English IPA I’ve had. The aroma is floral with hints of earthy notes and just pleasant happy. Flavor adds the aroma with a nice medium

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Harding999 (4) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013 does not count
The taste of Cornwall, best served from the russel in Polruan! Nice hops! Dangerous light drink that can be consumed all day on a nice summers day!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Cask at The Cleveland Arms, London. Pours clear gold with a creamy, sturdy foam head. Looks great. Zesty lemon, straw and fine dough in the nose. Nearly perfect flavor, light to medium sweet with sun-kissed straw bitterness, light dough, mild citrus. Wonderful balance. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Superb condition. Sweet finish with mild dryness, light lemon zest and rind, faint grass, straw, modest dough. Here, now, this beer is near perfect stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (13138) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2009
Cask at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London on 7th October 2009. Slightly hazy gopld with white head of foam. Strong hop aroma then exquisite and intense hop kick with delicious grassy herby hop notes. A long satisfying dry hoppy finish. Given the St Austell beers to which I have become accustomed, PROPER JOB really took me by surprise as it had the flavour of a good Dark Star IPA! Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1312) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 7, 2015
On tap, half pint at The Argyll Arms, London. Clear deep golden color with thin creamy off-white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of citrus, peach, flowers and caramel malt. Taste starts moderate sweet and rich malty with resinous and fruity following with moderate bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. Pretty mild, very sessionable, but still great...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slushbrew (4) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013 does not count
A really good ale from Cornwall. Dedicated to th 32nd (cornish) regiment

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TedE (300) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2015
Pint at Scarsdale Tavern, Kensington. Soft hop nose, flat clear amber ale with thin white head. Silky smooth mouthfeel followed by spicy fruity hop notes. Lasting long grapefruit finish. Excellent!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1019) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8395) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
cask at Charlie’s in Copenhagen. hazed gold body with a fine bubbled white head. dry and musty lightly pungent noble-like hop nose. grassy dried leaves and a rustic but light cheese and citrus flavor is superbly clean. mild oiliness and pillowy natural carbonation work really well with the flavor profile. has a lovely tenderness and softness throughout. a touch of raw cereal grains and semi-sweet citrus surround it. quite good.


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