St. Austell ‘proper job’ IPA


imagePicked up one of these rare beauties from the Tasmanian beer festival. Clear golden pour with a quickly fading head. Minimal lacing (although our crappy plastic glasses probably aren’t telling the truth). Slightly subdued aroma. Quite malt-forward with wafts of caramel, grain, citrus, pine and grassy hops. Mouth feel is smooth with a creamy texture. Mild carbonation and medium bitterness. Quite malty on the palate initially, zesty citrus and orange peel marry up well with the English Maris otter malt backbone that carries through to the slightly dry and bitter finish. What separates this IPA from others is that it begins like an English IPA and finishes like an American pale ale. We would like to know the IBU rating. Otherwise, enjoyable on this warm, sunny day.