Hop Harvest - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 49
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 4.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 49
Photo of puboflyons
4.16/5  rDev +2%
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. (416 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
3.37/5  rDev -17.4%
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. (620 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
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. (404 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (754 characters)

Photo of SABERG
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (604 characters)

Photo of brunop
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12 oz.bottle into goblet. hops front and center with a hint of malt. pours coppery clear with little or no cloudiness. may well be the clearest of ipswich's pale ale lineup. (173 characters)

Photo of far333
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Very clear and light straw colored with an inviting aroma of honey malt and tangerine hops. Rich flavor of pine and citrus hops, a pepper bite, with subtle malt riding beneath. Very hoppy, with great hop flavors. Hop forward with moderate bitterness. Full mouthfeel, finishes tingly, hops warm the cheeks. Haven't had an Ipswich in a while, this one is really good. (370 characters)

Photo of PJKSR02
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

A different brew under the Ipswich label. This hop-forward beer lacks the malty backbone present in other Ipswich ales. That's a good thing, and I applaud the brewmaster for changing it up. This is different than anything else from the New England region, for sure, maybe closest to the Sierra Nevada hop harvest offerings, and even Celebration. Try it!

And, if you haven't, try the Ipswich Stout. It's top flight, world-class. (435 characters)

Photo of hudsonvalleyslim
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Stopped in at the Hop Harvest release at the brewery on August 23. Had a coupla samples, then out with a case. Good at first sip fer sure. Fast forward to NOW! Givin' it a good tasting tonight, even though it's a school night. Ella hops impart grapefruit and tropical fruit flavors say de bottle.

Nice aroma, hoppy as advertised, and full-bodied in the Ipswich tradition. Solid lacing. Chewy hops. And I AIN'T sending the Bros beer. They can stop by if they need a pop....

Anyways, another great brew from the folks in Ipswich. (534 characters)

Photo of JoeRonan4
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

This is my first review im not an expert at this so bear with me
It smells resinous and piney with some fruit in there
Taste is the same plenty of bitterness some malt but not too sweet
Mouth sticks around a bit stays on the palate perfect carbonation for my liking
Appearance, well im drinking it out of a bottle but the label is eye catching theres some light lacing on the bottle
overall i think this is an excellent brew i will most definitely buy it again
Not to mention it was brewed 6 days ago 15 minutes away from my house so freshness is always a plus.
highly reccomend. (581 characters)

Hop Harvest from Ipswich Ale Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.