Ipswich Original Pale Ale - Ipswich Ale Brewery
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Reviews by PaulfromNoVa:
4.38/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Probably less than ideal conditions - at Logan, keg may be old, server may not have rushed it from the line to my table. But:
A standard pub pint with an airy half inch of head that dissipated quickly, leaving an adorable swagging of lace around the glass, tending to stick. The brew itself was a hazy rusted amber with thin wisps of carbonation tracing up.
Taste was a nice balance of hop and malt, with a kind of feral earthiness that was almost dirty but very nice. The light carbonation transferred to the mouth. I wouldn't mind another, but I need to stay awake on my flight back to NoVa.
I want to have another go at this one under better conditions. Maybe if I had sat at the bah.
Serving type: on-tap
12-07-2010 22:47:13 | More by PaulfromNoVa
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a curved porter glass.
A- a hazy amber, with a finger of off white head that laces nicely.
S- The fruity component of the ale yeast jumps from the glass. Some toasted bread lies underneath.
T- Just plain tasty. Much more to it than most English Pales. More toasted bread than biscuity. It's a showcase of the yeast, as the fruity esters are what make it so darn tasty. A very, very light earthy hop is there, which just adds to the complexity.
M- Pretty viscous for a pale ale. Slick on the palette.
O- My introduction to Ipswich, and I'm very much looking forward to trying the other three in the variety pack! Great stuff. Reminds me a bit of Brooklyn Pennant Ale.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2013 23:37:25 | More by JWU
2.21/5 rDev -42.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Dirty amber color with a pea-soup foggy haze. Head dissipates quickly. Lacing is sparse and spotty.
S: Hops hit the nostrils with scents of freshly mowed lawn, pulpy mango, and sharp citrus oils. Grainy and toasty malt base. Husky.
T: Strong floral and oily hop punch. Heavily vegetal. Mango and citrus underneath. Spicy. Muddled malt flavors of dough, caramel, and husky grain. Husky, grainy finish with vegetal flavors.
M: Light bodied. Watery and sharply carbonated. Not much else to say.
O: I hate to be so blunt, but this beer sucked. Not sure if I got a bad batch or what, but there's a lot of cleaning up to be done here.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2013 00:08:48 | More by ryan1788a5
Ipswich Original Pale Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.