Ipswich Original Pale Ale - Ipswich Ale Brewery
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4/5 rDev +4.7%
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 -42.1%
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
3.66/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Served in a standard pint glass with a bit of head which vanished quickly. There was little to no lacing on the glass. The beer was gorgeous on the deck of the restaurant. Deeply hazy golden orange.
S - Not much to the smell. A little bit of the malt, doesn't really tell me anything beyond what I would expect from this style.
T - Has some nice IPA elements to it - especially the bitterness. Maybe a hint of grapefruit. I didn't detect a lot of maltiness, as other posters have mentioned, and if given a blind taste I wouldn't have thought this was an English Pale Ale.
M - On the light side of medium-bodied, but with a little bit of bubbles from the carbonation. Feels nice.
O - If I had to compare this to something it would be more Finest Kind then Whales Tale Pale Ale. The appearance in particular was well out of the norm. I really enjoyed this beer and will be on the lookout for more varieties from Ipswich.
Serving type: on-tap
08-03-2013 00:02:18 | More by Andrew041180
Ipswich Original Pale Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
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