nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a sampler pack of Dundee beers. Slightly citrus nose with a typically golden color on the pour. Well hopped, if not surprisingly so, but not overwhelming. Refreshing with a good deal of hops on the finsish as well. Too bad I can’t seem to find this as a 6-pack around here.
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark gold body with a medium khaki head. The aroma is obvious grapefruit with some toast. There is also a little bit of toasted almonds. The taste has some light grapefruit and lightly burnt bread crust. As it warms, you get a bad soap note in the nose and taste. The body is fairly highly carbonated and I found it irratating. A lightly toasted finish with some cardboard. A bland, almost amber ale, mass produced IPA. This reminds me of poorly made homebrew.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
JW Dundee’s India Pale Ale
Volume: 12 fl oz
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s - JWD Sampler
Price per fl oz: $10 / 144 fl oz = $.07 per fl oz
Consumed on/at: home on March 18th, 2008
sensory first impression: Nice color - sunset again, from JWD. 1/4 inch head, bumpy. lightly sweet nice aroma. Nice flavor, though not typically hoppy, like other great IPAs. A bit weak, but not bad in flavor. Very nice, but not a contender against Victory.
Malt flavor is: dark bread, cereal, coffee, roasty
Hop flavor is: resinous, floral, and citrusy. A bit of nice bite.
Yeast flavor is: sharp cheesy, wet, thick with dough.
Other flavors include: star anise, clove, peas, licorice, soy sauce
Color is: bright, beautiful, red, fiery, deep sunset
Liquid is: clear, sparkling
Head and lace are: bumpy, light, white
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is:medium
Sour level is: light
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium
Texture is: creamy, thick, papery, fuzzy
Carbonation is: lively
Finish is: sweet and long, with some bitterness.
Overall experience: A surprisingly good beer from JWD - I attribute this to my love for IPAs, but it has some hops, some citrus, and some long lasting, creamy texture. Good stuff. Not great but very preferable to the nonsense big brewers.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 I had limited expectations but still found this disappointing. Reddish amber, small white head. A little malt, a little hops, very little intensity in nose or taste. Just not very interesting for the style // Rerated in August 2008. Slightly better than I remembered..
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent IPA. The aroma is hoppy of course, but citrusy hoppy. The appearance is a coppery color typical to the style. the flavor a a decent hop bite, with the grapefruit flavor in the background. The palate has a lasting hop sting, also partly due to the beer’s carbonation. Not a bad IPA, certainly not the best.
Borrrris (110) - LINDENHURST, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Sampler Pack 2008. No expert on this- but not what I was expecting in a beer labelled an IPA. Very similar to their Pale Ale with a tad more (inappropriately?) citrussy character, but still not much of a finish. At least it tastes likes something- unlike some other beers in it’s price class
ilovedarkbeer (2733) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample box split with BMan1113VR. Orange color with no head. Minimal lacing. Piney, soapy, woody, and hoppy aroma. Tatse is strange and fruity with a metalic finish and a salty mouthfeel. Just sub par.
BMan1113VR (7919) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted with ilovedarkbeer. Aroma is piney with some soap. Az small, off-white head, a touch of lacing with a dark orange body. Taste isn’t that interesting. Mouthfeel is metallic with a watery, fizzy feel.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks jetzler. Poured a big foamy, receding white head with a warm golden body. Grapey, sweet tea aroma with very subdued hop fragrance. More sweet tea-like English malt and malt syrup flavors plus some notable herbal bitterness with some grainy astringency in the finish. Very little hop character, aside from the bitterness. Not really in the true spirit of the style—more just a marketing ploy, me thinks.
markas101 (2403) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Deep golden colour, promising hop aroma. Crisply carbonated, less body than desired. Okay for the price, better options exist however.