Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.) - Ipswich Ale Brewery
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Reviews by jaymirage:
3.3/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I order this at Sunset in Allston earlier and was excited to see the "Cask-Conditioned" category again. I'm assuming this is now a mainstay? If so, God bless them. Tonight's selection was Ipswich IPA.
To begin with, I'm not a huge IPA fan. Thus, caveat emptor; the nuances that a seasoned style-junkie readily discerns are not contained herein. And as with any review, mine is just an opinion from one perspective, and right now I'm feeling the milder, the dark(ish)er, and the British. Not the IPA.
The last cask-conditioned ale I had at Sunset was a wistfully hazy, golden brown; this pour, I must say, was not as pretty.
Taste was sweetish, strong hops, and smooth. Very little bite, impressively low alcohol flavor, and a pleasantly thin mouthfeel. However, I'm not so sure this ale was suited for cask-conditioning.
I'm on the fence about recommending this one. I've had it in the bottle before, and it was good. So, I'd stick with that means, for now. Bottle = good. Cask-conditioning = skip.
Serving type: cask
06-24-2007 07:46:37 | More by jaymirage
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This beer surprised me... Good beer.. I'm not huge on the smell, to be honest there's not much of a smell to the beer.. It has a dark golden look... The best part of the beer is the piney taste that stays in your mouth.. Good taste.. The look of the label is pretty cool.. Overall this is a solid beer..
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2014 02:21:34 | More by Guess2814
3.71/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark cloudy orange amber with a medium off white head. Aroma and taste is citrus pine hops upfront becomes more earthy as it warms up with some mild citrus fruity notes, caramel malt and yeast. Palate is a medium body, carbonation is fine. Finishes with a good caramel malt and yeast background followed by some good earthy hops bitterness for balance. Seems slightly heavy on the malt but still good.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 17:44:12 | More by Samp01
Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.) from Ipswich Ale Brewery
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