Ipswich Summer Ale - Ipswich Ale Brewery
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3.6/5 rDev -3.5%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Mildly hazed golden colors the head settles into a thin creamy cap. Plenty of webby lacing.
S: Pungent hop aromas: herbal, dried grass, rosemary, floral, rose hips, light lemony zest. Clean. Husky grain undertones.
T: Pungent hop tastes front and center. Pine resin, herbal, floral, dried grass. It's just as the nose indicated. Pithy lemon. Husky grain. Maybe a touch sulfury. Lingering earthy and herbal hop finish.
M: Light bodied. Somewhat creamy. Hop astringencies are stiff, and really grip the enamel. Ample but gentle carbonation.
O: There's a lot of flavor crammed into this little blonde ale. The hops run away with the show, really. Not the most balanced or drinkable blonde, but if you want a good hop fix in a lighter package, this isn't a bad beer to visit.
07-04-2014 19:49:25 | More by ryan1788a5
4.04/5 rDev +8.3%
reviewed for style. straightup, i am a latecomer to session beers, but with the advent of jabbybrau and notch, etc., i have been drinking more of this low(er) ABV brews. and liking them.
this iteration of the style is one of my favorites.
i would expect nothing less from this brewery.
summer drinking indeed!
06-08-2014 01:26:48 | More by brunop
3.88/5 rDev +4%
A - Pours a hazy golden - just like summer. Frothy white head that recedes rather quickly and leaves just a touch of lace. Little bit of visible carbonation.
S - Wow, this smells REALLY good. The hops are subtle and I can also pick up a nice clean breadiness.
T - This is the fourth of my four pack, and regrettably it seems to be the worst of the group. I'm also coming off an illness, because I seem to remember the other three tasting better. Have the hops faded so much in the 1-2 weeks since I've had my last one that all I'm getting is a bitter breadiness? That's what this one tastes like to me.
M - The feel that I like so much in the pale ale and IPA doesn't work so well here. I want it to be a little lighter. It also leaves a sticky bitterness in my mouth. Not what I would want for the summer.
O - Maybe I'll try this again next summer. The first three in the 12-pack were really good! Not sure what happened here.
05-17-2014 19:51:06 | More by Andrew041180
Ipswich Summer Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.