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Ipswich Nut Brown Ale - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich Nut Brown AleIpswich Nut Brown Ale

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very good

70 Ratings

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

cliff1066, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ACD, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

sweisel80, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of tkelley
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Hazy brown with auburn highlights and a nice beige head. The foam lowers to a thin but consistent layer for the entirety of the drink. Moderate lacing.

Smells of roasted barley malts and nuts and little yeast.

Taste is bready and nutty with a nice finish. A good lingering aftertaste of the same nut and bread flavors. Very homey.

Medium bodied.

A good solid brown ale. The nut flavors really open up as it warms to room temperature, and they separate this ale from some other browns. Next time I think I will try to serve it a bit warmer.


tkelley, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Stoffel, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

redliner8, Jan 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

11millsown113, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

RoryOMoore, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

waiting4lunch, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Burt, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of jondeelee
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Has a full, chocolaty aroma, with hints of multigrain bread, caramels, and a distinct earthy quality.

Malts are the first flavors to come across on the tongue, bringing lovely sugars and fruit esters that remind me of oranges and apricots lightly drizzled in honey. These rest just above a darker body of toffees and caramels, almonds, lightly toasted grains, and just a hint of almost-burnt chocolate malts. Towards the end of the mouthful most of the fruit flavors disappear, and the aftertaste is almost entirely dominated by toasted grains. Hops are light, but do seem to add a nice flowery note or two, and provide the merest hint of grapefruity bitterness--which also comes back in the aftertaste. The ale does feel rather watery on the tongue.

Overall, this is good fare, and it's worth the time to try just to feel the flavors slide wonderfully from sugary to dark as the ale sits in your mouth.

jondeelee, Aug 13, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this single 12ozer at Harvest Fine Wine, West Hartford CT, for $1.58. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

Hazy brown brew gives 1/2" of bubbly tan head. Some sludge from the bottom of the bottle makes big floaty chunks that are a bit gross. Smell is fairly subdued and composed of a mild clean brown sugar sweetness, some toasty malt, and a pleasant earthy nuttiness. Taste is a bit different and more pungent on several fronts. Earthy hop bitterness mixes with the mild nuttiness and some strong yeast funk. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit heavy on the carbo, bordering on fizzy. Overall pretty meh.

BeerNinja007, Dec 28, 2010
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3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a great variation of English Brown Ale. Something akin to Newcastle in flavour and probably appearance (I had it from a bottle so I'm not really sure).

The taste immediately reminded me of Newcastle. There is no mistaking this for anything but a Brown Ale. There is no detectable taste of alcohol although 5.5 ABV is a respectable amount.

Leaves you with a wonderful aftertaste. This beer truly finishes clean.

This is a beer that I would highly recommend.

h00dak, Dec 28, 2009
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4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Popping the cap its a sweet smell and a rush of hops, evening to a tarty brown sugar. Pours to a semi-opaque tannin brown with a multi bubble foamy head with structure to beat the band. Taste is sweet yet tangy but hoppy and bitter. This is a great complex beer that is not found on a daily basis. Flavors abound quickly moving from one to the next. For a brown ale I am highly impressed. This is a keeper.

mooseisloose, Aug 02, 2009
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It left behind some soapy residue on the glass.

S - A very nutty aroma with some floral notes. Plenty caramel aromas, too.

T - It had a nice hazelnut flavor with a sweet caramel malt backbone. It had a slight hop bitterness.

M - It was sharp and smooth. A medium-bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This was good. I could see it being a great session brew.

zeff80, Jun 29, 2009
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Ipswich Nut Brown Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.