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Ipswich Summer Ale - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-06-2003)
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avelarjunior

Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev +10.5%

08-15-2014 02:18:14 | More by avelarjunior
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-12-2014 18:17:09 | More by wrightst
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-06-2014 11:39:54 | More by Dicers
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bprice

Poland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-06-2014 11:27:59 | More by bprice
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mre0683

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

08-04-2014 14:59:31 | More by mre0683
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-27-2014 19:56:14 | More by Doomcifer
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vegasmac99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-26-2014 17:25:18 | More by vegasmac99
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-23-2014 22:57:40 | More by Sellen
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-22-2014 01:19:11 | More by SuperHop18
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Mjdoyon

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

07-06-2014 01:53:01 | More by Mjdoyon
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

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
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-27-2014 18:32:21 | More by loupap
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ChipChaight

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-14-2014 23:41:13 | More by ChipChaight
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2014 20:09:44 | More by AJ01923
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Bito401

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-08-2014 01:31:48 | More by Bito401
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brunop

Massachusetts

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
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-23-2014 21:44:08 | More by Latarnik
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

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
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-16-2014 11:18:36 | More by Fettpopps
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JLT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-20-2014 17:39:11 | More by JLT
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-11-2014 15:52:52 | More by rorjets
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spicyvelveetas

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-03-2013 15:25:55 | More by spicyvelveetas
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

11-06-2013 05:12:45 | More by cantfindme
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33%

10-06-2013 04:13:04 | More by TheBigBoy
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-06-2013 20:34:09 | More by braican
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Ipswich Summer Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.