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Hop Harvest - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jhartley on 07-19-2014

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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. dated 09/15/2014. Sampled on February 26, 2015. So this is about 6 months old.

The pour is a milky, heady pale yellow and a lot of lacing clings to glass.

The aroma annunciation is grass, citrus, a bit of apple, and toasted bread.

Medium body.

The taste has a quick bready start and then those citrus and grassy hops bow their heads and take over the flavor. Lingers dryly at the end.

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3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Bottled on 08/21/14 (yikes). Pours a dull orange-gold with a slightly hazy clarity and a loose, 1/8th inch, off-white head. Nose expresses caramel malts and an earthy/herbal quality. Taste consistent with nose - way too malty. Hop profile is virtually hidden and doesn't come out until the back; however, there's also a kiss of bitter grapefruit rind. Mouthfeel is light in body with a carbonation that falls just shy of crisp. Texture is a bit on the watery side. Overall, this beer is a bit of a malt bomb and a bit unbalanced. I'm sure the age didn't help it out either.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.72/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.48/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of smcolw
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Small head that settles to rim bubbles quickly. Some slippery lace after each sip. The liquid is light amber with very mild haze.

Pleasant, fresh hop aroma. Pale malt smell in the background.

Brief, lightly toasted malt. There's a black pepper bite that comes through very quickly, leaving an extremely bitter swallow and long aftertaste. Relatively thin bodied with an above average level of CO2.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet and fruity with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a quick burst of piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice flavorful IPA to pound down for a long time.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.12/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SABERG
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a modified tulip glass.
A - Straw colored with exceptional clarity, gentle carbonation caps out with a thin white crown. Lacing
follows the glass to the bottom.
S - Fresh grass, only a hint of citrus, a hint of conifer and orange.
T - Intriguing, the start is floral, then a balancing act of malt and hops. A fabulous display of
craft. Not weighted in any one area makes this stand out.
F - Light carbonation keeps the palate clean, starts with hints of hop oils, middle may be the best where blends of
light malts and fresh hops meet.
O - Ipswich has a real treat here. Worth seeking out.

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Hop Harvest from Ipswich Ale Brewery
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