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Route 101 IPA - Ipswich Ale Brewery

Not Rated.
Route 101 IPARoute 101 IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

90 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rekrule on 06-13-2014

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Photo of ColdOneKev
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear gold body, thick white head. Leaves moderate lacing
S - Hop punch, citrus, floral, pine resin. No detectable malt.
T - More balanced than the nose. Lightest of caramel malt. Then tons of hops. It's all there.
M - Medium body, high carb. Bitterness lingers long after tasting.
O - I was blown away by this beer. Many East coast breweries try to make a West coast IPA. This is the best one I've had. It helps that the pricing is very fair.

Photo of CaverDave
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swierczt
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeyStats707
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meefmoff
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkwebb
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great find. Great for hopheads and others.

Photo of SenorHops
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours a clear, seemingly filtered yellow color. The white head is frothy and size able. Random hills of lacing. Semi-pungent West Coast hop profile. Lots of tangy citrus rind and some pine and grass (neither being too intense). Flavor keeps the West Coast ride going. Citrus and some lighter peach hop flavors. Grassy and piney but not too abrasive with this element. Finishes with a rather serious dose of bitterness and a tasty, pale and bready maltiness. Body is medium with soothing bubbles. Not much noticeable alcohol qualities. I've always thought Ipswich brews some well-priced, above average brews. This one is right on the same island. They did West Coast IPA right with this one.

Photo of dental
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of neil2me
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Emmige1
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oldthumpah
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mdube0378
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Hootie159
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of athomasPSU
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of rogacks
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 11/29/14

A: Pours remarkably crystal clear, a lovely burnt orange with some gold - medium size, slightly off-white head, fades to a wispy cap and leaves a nice web of lacing

S: Citrus, juicy citrus - fresh, ripe orange and tangerine flesh/juice - ruby red grapefruit - very floral - some soft pine - aromatic, but in a decidedly non-aggressive way, somewhat mild, does not punch you in the face with hops - some lightly bready malts underneath

T: Citrus juice - as suggested by the smell, this is not aggressive, but it is very citrusy - orange, tangerine, and ruby red grapefruit juice - mostly juice, although there is a hint of pith - medium level of bitterness - very floral - some touches of pine, particularly in the aftertaste, along with a vaguely spicy character - lightly resinous and slightly sticky - pale bread and lightly cooked biscuits

M: Medium body, adequate carbonation, mostly clean finish

O: Not exactly West Coast, but in a western direction, I suppose

Ipswich Ale seems to be emerging from the shadows of only producing a handful of beers (which range from good to great) to experimenting with new styles. Their Hop Harvest, which I failed to actually review, was lovely. I think this can is relatively fresh, but I may have to seek this out in the future to confirm. It's very non-aggressive, which wouldn't be a bad thing, but there is an odd stickiness that I do not really embrace.

Photo of Jeff_Benson
3.3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of BastardFromABasket
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Wasupmx
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mattycasey
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of pveilleux
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Johnbdh34
4.56/5  rDev +12%

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Route 101 IPA from Ipswich Ale Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.