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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 68
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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz bottle with the new Ipswich style black label.

Appearance: Dark leather brown with ruby hues. Healthy light tan, sticky head. Loose yeast swirls around the brew and clouds the clarity.

Smell: Caramel and roasted malt aromas. A faint hop leaf smell resides in the nose.

Taste: Sweet light caramel malt flavour. Very smooth with a fade in of roasted barley dryness, fading out with a slight saltiness that dries into a raw roasted grain bittiness on the rough of the mouth and tongue. Some nuttiness pulls through at the very end. A subdued bitterness is consistent throughout.

Notes: This is indicative of an American style Brown Ale or could be confused with the Brown Porter style. The bitterness of the roasted barley malt and hops run side by side making it difficult to distinguish the two. A decent ale to be had.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2003 00:20:30 | More by Jason
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AMCimpi

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-15-2013 04:00:39 | More by EBeckett3
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-07-2013 04:04:38 | More by JTomczak
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-25-2013 22:58:58 | More by jaxon53
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-29-2013 04:43:53 | More by cliff1066
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-03-2013 02:35:16 | More by neil2me
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ACD

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-19-2012 18:32:12 | More by ACD
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-28-2012 23:18:27 | More by sweisel80
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tkelley

Massachusetts

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 22:34:04 | More by tkelley
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Stoffel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-05-2012 21:03:19 | More by Stoffel
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-02-2012 03:10:17 | More by redliner8
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-18-2011 15:05:29 | More by 11millsown113
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-27-2011 00:19:36 | More by Rochefort10nh
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-22-2011 00:46:22 | More by RoryOMoore
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-18-2011 18:02:16 | More by waiting4lunch
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-17-2011 00:57:24 | More by Burt
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-15-2011 18:56:33 | More by ElGallo
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 19:28:03 | More by jondeelee
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 02:11:57 | More by BeerNinja007
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h00dak

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 01:09:20 | More by h00dak
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mooseisloose

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 01:08:36 | More by mooseisloose
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zeff80

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 22:08:09 | More by zeff80
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 02:02:19 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Ipswich Nut Brown Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
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