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Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.) - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.)Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

446 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 446
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-07-1998)
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Photo of spicyvelveetas
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

spicyvelveetas, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of welldigger888
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured a lively amber hue with lots of carbonation and a firm white head leaving chunks of lace down glass.

Sweet maltiness of bready desserts come across with an almost back drop of hops. Earthy and herbal and maybe a touch stale.

Nice caramel sweetness with some grassy herbal hops and a firm bitterness that plays well with the sweetness.

Seems to lack a nice dry finish I crave in this style yet not fuller either, just thin.

Descent brew for the money, I guess, I MISS GREEN'S PINEY GROVE RD!!!!

welldigger888, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Yeroc
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Yeroc, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of dmmcginnis
3/5  rDev -21.5%

dmmcginnis, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Twal
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Twal, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of jlburke
4/5  rDev +4.7%

jlburke, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of ejohnson654
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ejohnson654, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of scotorum
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass

a: Translucent dark amber with a two inch offwhite head which receded to clumpy surface foam and extensive lacing.

s: Mild citrus. A little more malt in the aroma as it is drunk.

t: Moderate piney hop bite over a substantial malt base. Bitterness lingers at the back of the throat, especially near the end.

m: Moderate, lots of body, more than many IPAs. I like that.

o: A solid IPA, perhaps not as light and easy drinking as some but tasty and satisfying. In that sense perhaps more British than American, or at least more autumnal than summer.

scotorum, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of PJK
4/5  rDev +4.7%

PJK, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

RyanAU, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

stereosforgeeks, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jaswilson2, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of mobrockman
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

mobrockman, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ipswich I.P.A. has a medium, off-white head, a hazy, orange-gold appearance, some bubble streams, and thin lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, white bread and citrusy hops. Taste is of citrus, toffee, caramel, sweet, white bread, and a hearty, but at the same time, subdued bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Ipswich I.P.A. finishes mostly dry, refreshing, relatively easy drinking, and bitter. No alcohol shows itself with this beer. Overall, this is most excellent.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Madfish85
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Madfish85, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

trevorpost, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Andrew041180
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours an extremely cloudy brownish copper, very dark for an IPA. The head isn't huge, even with an aggressive pour, but it retains exceptionally well, aided somewhat by carbonation that is barely visible when held up to light, but definitely there. This beer leaves sheets of lacing. Truly a looker.

S - This beer is older than I would like it to be (3.5 months) and yet I can still smell the hops, although granted the sweetness of the malt has somewhat taken over the smell. Either way, it is a very present, welcoming aroma.

T - I'm still getting some grapefruit, with balancing caramel hops. This beer comes off as balanced to me, although there is a lingering bitterness on the back end. Reminds me of Smuttynose Finest Kind. A little earthiness as well.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied. I've had better.

O - This is definitely one of my value purchases, and I will go back for more in 12-packs. I could drink this at any time of year and is a nice change of pace from Torpedo and other IPAs that I can buy in 12's.

Andrew041180, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -21.5%

timjim1327, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Crazy4LegMoose
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 6-25-2013

A: Orange/caramel colored ale with 1.5 fingers of tan creamy head. The beer pours clear and dark for an ipa. Beer leaves good lacing down the glass and the head lasts throughout the consumption.

S: Toasted caramel and earthy pine notes.

T: Good sweet toasted caramel flavor up front that blends into a nice earthy hop bitterness. Hints of pine resin and grass in the finish. Touch of citrus tartness in the bitter finish as well. The bitterness lingers on the palate for a while.

M: Creamy mouthfeel and the carbontation works well transitioning the sweet flavors into the bitter finish.

O: The hops offer a good flavor profile and finish but the smooth toasted caramel malt up front helps to balance this beer out. Good caramel flavor and good bitter finish for a well balanced ipa. Well done.

Crazy4LegMoose, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

talahrama, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

sgregory, Aug 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

hef, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of CorvetteMike
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One bottle in a pick a six pack.

A: Light amber color with a thick head that lingers on and lots of lace

S: Very hoppy, piney and a hint of malt to it

T: Strong lingering bitterness and a sweet lingering hop aftertaste

M: Medium body and slight carbonation

O: A very good local IPA. Will consider buying more in the future.

CorvetteMike, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

EBeckett3, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

JTomczak, Aug 06, 2013
Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.) from Ipswich Ale Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.