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Monday, July 25, 2011

Dundee - India Pale Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
India Pale Ale
Dundee Brewing Company/Genesee Brewing Company
445 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY USA
Est. 1994

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.3 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Dark golden color with copper hues.
Citrus/grapefruit hops notes with a biscuit malt aroma.

Off white 2 finger head that leaves a cap.
Good amount of lacing on the glass.
Nice balance malt and hops taste up front, but not as much hops on the finish.
Active carbonation.
Medium bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy

Dundee's slogan "The Best Beer You Never Had" is curious. I guess you could say that I never had it before now. But where does that slogan leave me now? It was a good beer to have. Hmmmm. Hafta' look up their marketing ploy on that phrase, sometime. It took a little sleuthing to uncover their founding date. Seems that Dundee started marketing a lager in 1994 at the former High Falls Brewing plant in Rochester. This was all done under the Genesee name, part of the North American Breweries Group. Nice to see a seasoned veteran of brewing helping to reinvent themselves. From a handful of beers, they have grown the list to around a dozen that include seasonal beers.

Chinook and Willamette hops combine with Caramel 60 and Crystal 77 malts to produce this balanced IPA. At 60 IBU's this India Pale Ale  is on target to produce the hops sting you might expect. I found that the hops appear to be there up front, but seemed a bit missing in action on the finish. In all, it is still a fine IPA and I would easily consider this again.

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