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Ipswich Original Pale Ale - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich Original Pale AleIpswich Original Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

344 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 15
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2000)
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

Sailracer, Mar 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.5%

TheDarkestYouveGot, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of ryan1788a5
2.21/5  rDev -42%
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.

ryan1788a5, Nov 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Jim_DemonDeacon, Apr 06, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

beernads, Aug 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

liquorpig, Dec 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of MbpBugeye
2.73/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- There is a moderate haze to this beer, its almost as if its stuck between being a cloudy beer and a clear one. There is a big white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is quite minerally, perhaps a touch of sulfur is included. There are lots of cereal grains present, offset by floral hops.

T- The cereal grains found in the aroma are the leading role here. The floral hops are the supporting act. The body of the beer is very earthy and minerally, especially in the finish. There is a modest bitterness rounding things out.

M- Lively carbonation, dry and crisp.

MbpBugeye, Mar 09, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

IcemanCometh, Sep 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

JohnK17, Apr 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

thegerm87, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of DrinkingDrake
2.8/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Slight amount of haze in an brownish orange. Almost no head just a small puddle floating around. Nose contains a lot of malty bread, some small amounts of toast. Fruity hop character. The balance between rich malty bread and fruity hops seems off. A large amount of malt and toasty bread with some slight hop character. Hops were present more in the nose. Bready malts transition to a metallic tang and some bitterness that cloys at the back of your throat. Scratchy and tangy bitter, old fruits.

DrinkingDrake, Aug 06, 2011
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2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours amnce two fingers worth of creamy white head. Crystal clear pale golden color. The most sticky lacing I've seen in a while remains half way through the glass. Smells slightly floral and some Carmel malts, maybe some bready yeast. Tastes sweet,carmel, earthy hops, medium bitterness to balance it. Light body, medium carbonation. The finish is neutral and watery tasting. Overall this is lackluster to me.

Homebrew35, Apr 09, 2011
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2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a beautiful orangeish copper color with a small white head. Smells of bread and citrus. The taste was a huge letdown for me. It seemed quite hop dominated at the end. Not my idea of a traditional ale, but that's just me. Mouthfeel was solid with some malts and carbonation. It's an ok ale, just not one of my favorites. I'll stick with Ipswich's dark beers.

yankeeheel, Aug 07, 2003
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2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this ugly beer into a tumbler at 50 degrees. The color was a wierd cloudy orange with yeast, dirt or something floating around on the bottom. Nice head at first but then went away. Bready tasting with a yeasty smell and taste. Slighly hoppy and a little bitter. I will not buy again.

Minkybut, Jun 24, 2007
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

dankjohn, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

ThinkAgain, Aug 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

sweisel80, Jan 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Madfish85, Aug 31, 2013
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Ipswich Original Pale Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.