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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

336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | 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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Sailracer


2/5  rDev -47.6%

03-24-2012 13:06:26 | More by Sailracer
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TheDarkestYouveGot

California

2/5  rDev -47.6%

06-05-2012 05:06:45 | More by TheDarkestYouveGot
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

2.21/5  rDev -42.1%
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
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Jim_DemonDeacon


2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

04-06-2012 00:42:01 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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beernads

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

08-22-2013 12:48:16 | More by beernads
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

12-07-2012 22:57:48 | More by liquorpig
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

02-18-2012 08:31:52 | More by chrispoint
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -28.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 19:51:04 | More by MbpBugeye
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -28%

09-20-2012 19:13:14 | More by IcemanCometh
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28%

04-17-2012 20:44:23 | More by JohnK17
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 14:17:40 | More by DrinkingDrake
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 05:08:28 | More by Homebrew35
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yankeeheel

Maine

2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2003 14:13:28 | More by yankeeheel
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2007 18:15:06 | More by Minkybut
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-08-2013 04:02:14 | More by iemailjack
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-25-2012 18:24:10 | More by Larrydoherty
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-08-2013 02:26:45 | More by ThinkAgain
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-28-2012 23:18:34 | More by sweisel80
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-18-2011 18:02:45 | More by waiting4lunch
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-03-2012 17:51:47 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-31-2013 03:21:47 | More by Madfish85
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alemiester

New York

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-21-2012 19:33:27 | More by alemiester
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dookiebrown

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-22-2013 16:31:41 | More by dookiebrown
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-16-2014 11:18:21 | More by Fettpopps
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-07-2012 22:05:22 | More by PeteRiz
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Ipswich Original Pale Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.