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Route 101 IPA - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Route 101 IPARoute 101 IPA

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96 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.37%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | 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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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%

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Photo of jlindros
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WeymouthMike
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of mjstacker
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of TWStandley
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of liquorpig
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of dental
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewRPS
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Plloyd1981
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of runner72
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
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 MASSHLE
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of EnronCFO
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of ColdOneKev
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
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 Billybrewboy
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Ciscostick
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Hophead717
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of gonzo000
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Johnbdh34
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of meefmoff
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Route 101 IPA from Ipswich Ale Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.