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Route 101 IPA - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Route 101 IPA
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59 Ratings
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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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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Jason, Oct 11, 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
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

WeymouthMike, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Trashcat, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

mjstacker, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

trevorpost, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

liquorpig, Jun 16, 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
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DrewRPS, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Plloyd1981, Jul 27, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

runner72, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

EnronCFO, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Billybrewboy, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

Hophead717, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

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
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Bilco, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Userme59, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Remdog, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

smibar, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Shy5, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

brewme, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of smcolw
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

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
Photo of WanderingFool
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Route 101 pours a hazy golden amber with a big rocky head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving chunks of lace on the glass.

The aroma has lots of Orange citrus and lemon zest with some bready malt mixed in.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft, dry with mild carbonation. The flavor begins with lots of Orange and lemon citrus. A touch of pine ifs also present. Sweet cereal malt and a little caramel balances the bitterness. It finishes bitter with lingering citrus when fine.

A very tasty well balanced beer. It still has some eat coast characteristics, like the cereal malt. Overall a well done beer.

WanderingFool, Jun 21, 2014
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Route 101 IPA from Ipswich Ale Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.