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Route 101 IPA - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Route 101 IPA
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91
outstanding

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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 +1.7%
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 smk1363
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

smk1363, Today at 01:23 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Bilco, Today at 12:11 AM
Photo of runner72
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%

runner72, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of DrewRPS
4/5  rDev -3.4%

DrewRPS, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of mjstacker
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

mjstacker, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Resuin
4.1/5  rDev -1%

Resuin, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Hophead717
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Hophead717, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of harsley
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

harsley, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Florida9
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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
Photo of Shy5
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Shy5, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

halfshell, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of ms11781
4/5  rDev -3.4%

ms11781, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of BigCheese
4.1/5  rDev -1%

Really excited to see this, I used to love ipswich but now find little else from the oatmeal stout exciting.

6 pack was 9$, super fresh.

Lots of vibrant hop notes, some mango, peache, grapefruit and bubble gum. Not much malt in there, kinda like a hop soda. Its pretty sessionable too. Light in color, highly reccomend, could be a great "fall back" ipa, and for the price its a great regional IPA.

BigCheese, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.85/5  rDev -7%

a. One finger head that lasts, yellow golden color that you can see through.

s. Pine, primarily, with a bit of citrus after it warms (not grapefruit on the pour, but it develops later).

t. Oddly all grapefruit on the taste up front. Very smooth without many other notes, other than slight pine on the finish.

m. Excellent. Smooth, easy to drink.

o. Very good beer.

gonzo000, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of smcolw
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

4.5 4.25 4.5 4.0 4.5

Impressive, four-finger head that settles in large peaks of foam, leaving chunks of lace on the side of the glass. The liquid is hazy, gold.

Clean, fresh smell of grounded malt and hop pellets. Subtle but appealing.

This is an extraordinary IPA. No part of it is in your face, yet it is full of flavor and every element you would expect--solid golden malt base, a biting pepper from the hop, and a balanced body. The aftertaste is even subtle, but it lasts a very long time.

smcolw, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

vonnerbeer, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Rbarrett3776, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Plloyd1981, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

smibar, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

trevorpost, Jul 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

JoeRonan4, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Dizzy242, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Khutso, Jul 20, 2014
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Route 101 IPA from Ipswich Ale Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.