Saturday, 22 January 2011

Proper Job IPA

India Pale Ale season continues here on the old blog. Well, if two can be called a series, three is surely a season.

This time, I’ve got a Proper Job in front of me, which comes from the St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. As my delayed education in British bottle conditioned ales continues, I seem to have picked, quite by chance, another winner.

It pours a lovely copper, and the aroma is sharply floral. That continues naturally into the taste, which is first and foremost hop with hop on top. A familiar grapefruit pith note makes it way into the overall mix, as you’d expect. It easily passes the Fiona bitterness test.

I think I’m right in saying that the mouthfeel of this one is slightly creamier than some of the other IPAs I’ve tried, but I’m not sure I’d swear by that. Just seems somewhat thicker for some reason. 5.5%, if you’re asking.

Whatever, it’s lovely

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