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Ipswich Original Pale Ale - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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very good

344 Ratings
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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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3.66/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

Andrew041180, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Poured into a stemmed tulip glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: Appealing amber topped by an inch plus white head which faded slowly.

s: Lightly malty, reminiscent of British beers at English pubs.

t: Mild maltiness balanced by a light hop element.

m: Light to moderate, quite smooth.

o: A good solid English style pale ale. Nicely complemented the Montesino Napoleon Grande cigar in the gazebo on a mid-70s breezeless evening watching fireworks on the telly. Glad I chose this ale to go with that top ten time of the year.

Looking forward to drinking the other three from the variety twelvepack. A great value, by the way, since I paid only $11 for the twelver when it was on sale. A helluva buy for 92 cents a bottle.

scotorum, Jul 05, 2013
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Ipswich Original Pale Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.