Ipswich Nut Brown Ale - Ipswich Ale Brewery
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3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
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.
01-08-2012 22:34:04 | More by tkelley
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
08-13-2011 19:28:03 | More by jondeelee
3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
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.
12-28-2010 02:11:57 | More by BeerNinja007
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
12-28-2009 01:09:20 | More by h00dak
4.22/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
08-02-2009 01:08:36 | More by mooseisloose
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
06-29-2009 22:08:09 | More by zeff80
4/5 rDev +5.3%
Pours a copper brown with a nice 2 finger light tan head. Lacing was a little weak for the size of the head.
Smell is chocolate, nutty & malts
Taste is chocolate, male & a nice nut finish to smooth it out.
Mouthfeel is medium
Very drinkable nut brown, a nice session beer.
04-26-2009 02:02:19 | More by FLBeerGuy
2.8/5 rDev -26.3%
A - Hazy, dark brown color. Pours with thick, foamy, 1-2 finger head.
S - Nutty, chocolaty, malty aroma. Very little hop presence.
T - Odd, nutty flavor. Very little of the chocolate notes I got from the aroma. Quite bland compared to the aroma. Bitter, slighly sour aftertaste.
M - Somewhat coarse, medium-body. Lightly carbonated.
D - Not a bad beer, but certainly in the bottom half of beers I have in this style. Comparitively bland.
03-15-2009 00:33:31 | More by bimish
Ipswich Nut Brown Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.