Sunday, September 7, 2008

Beer Review: Dundee India Pale Ale

High Falls Brewing Company Dundee India Pale Ale

The final brew of the Dundee variety pack. This looks and smells like a quality IPA. There are a ton of hops in the aroma and lacing that would make you eyes water. I can also tell from the appearance and ABV that there is some serious malt going on here too. Anytime you combine a large amount of hops and a large amount of malt you are bound to make a quality beer. This appears to be the case here.

The flavor is very good. The floral and citrus hops are in full effect. You even get bombarded with some hop aroma when you go in for a sip. The malt also provides a nice balance. This is fortunately styled after the West Cost IPA. Not too much to say about the flavor, its very hoppy and tasty. Basically the classic IPA.

Easily on par with the Dogfishhead 60 minute IPA caliber of brewing at a significantly reduced cost. I love Dogfishhead but this is just as good as their 60 minute. Dundee has managed to produce a quality IPA that is on par with most other examples. I wish they would sell six packs of these in addition to the honey browns. You will get your hop fix with this one. I don't know how they make their money.

Final Score: 91% (Great IPA at a Low Cost. Very Hard To Beat.)

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