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Route 101 IPA - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Route 101 IPA
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

59 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rekrule on 06-13-2014)
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Photo of jlindros
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This brewery has been pretty good, very underrated IMO. Hopefully their take on a west coast IPA is great.

Pours a decent fizzy almost fluffy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace then slows to a crawl, nice frothy lacing, semi hazy nectar orange color with a column of streaming bubbles.

Nose is quite nice, plenty of citrus, lots of it, orange rind, grapefruit pith, some juicy citrus fruit like fresh squeezed juice, a mild fruity generic fruit punch tropical notes, a little grapefruit and generic tropical fruit too, so much juice, with a touch of a resinous musty note in there, faint hint of malt too.

Taste brings more hops, a little resinous note with touch of sap and pine notes. Then more fruit, big fruit, little tropical fruit note and some berry fruit punch like, into some decent citrus, some orange rind, plenty of pith and some decent grapefruit notes, hint of fruity bubblegum. The grassy mild piney resinous flavor starts to surge as it goes, with a bit of a spicy hop note, as the mildly sweet malty note attempts to come through but barely balances the beer before disappearing. Finish is fairly dry, bit of a spicy hop note, little more resin and hint of pine, bit more grapefruit pith and citrus peel, long lingering fair bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, slight fluffy feel, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice IPA, again this brewery seems to deliver consistently and is very underrated. I think that they just don't get out there much and they don't make any huge beers (other than that big magnum anniversary series a few years ago), so they get kinda lost in the great breweries discussions. Either way another solid beer from Ipswich.

jlindros, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Ciscostick
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Ciscostick, Friday at 09:44 PM
Photo of nickleeye
4/5  rDev -2.2%

nickleeye, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of rjp217
3.34/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

rjp217, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Jason, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: clear; copper colored; 1.5 finger white head that receded to a thick cap; nice lacing;

S: earthy hops with pine in the background;

T: follows the nose with some orange in the background; moderate bitterness kicks up at mid-palate and stays through the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: very enjoyable;

HamdenHector, Oct 08, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

DAS30, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Trashcat, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mrob22278, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Remdog, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

meb3476, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Userme59, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

brewme, Sep 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

unclekeith, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

smk1363, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Bilco, Sep 20, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

runner72, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DrewRPS, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

mjstacker, Sep 09, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Resuin, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Hophead717, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of harsley
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

harsley, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Florida9
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Clean golden yellow color. Forms a modest white head that fades fairly quickly, but leaves a good deal of lacing on the way down. Aroma is very pleasant. Hop forward, mostly citrus with a little bit of tropical fruit in the mix. The taste isn't quite as pleasant, but it's still good. Still hop forward, but the hops are more bitter than flavorful. However, what is there is citrus zest and a little pine resin along with a very mild sweetness. Nothing too exciting. Body is on the light side of medium. Moderate bitterness. Appropriate carbonation. Not quite what I would think of as a West Coast IPA, but it certainly is approaching one and is far less malty than the typical East Coast IPA.

Florida9, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Shy5, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

halfshell, Aug 29, 2014
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Route 101 IPA from Ipswich Ale Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.