BeerCritic


JW Dundee’s India Pale Ale
09/10/2008, 5:13 AM
Filed under: IPA (shaker, tulip), Jim Dundee

ABV: 6.3%
IBU: ?
Calories: 160
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: tulip
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.

Aroma/Olfactory:
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

Visuals/Appearance:
Color is: bright, beautiful, red, fiery, deep sunset
Liquid is: clear, sparkling
Head and lace are: bumpy, light, white

Taste/Flavor:
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is:medium
Sour level is: light

Palate/Tactile:
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.

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