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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

458 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 24 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

tenacioustomato, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Oidmoe, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

scxcrunner, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

JLT, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Ernest78, Jan 20, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle poured into a curved pint glass.

A- Solid amber hue, with about a finger of off-white head. Unfiltered, you can see sediment floating in the brew.

S- some bready, caramel tones with a decidedly earthy/floral hop component. Perhaps a bit of citrus rind.

T- Big smack of bitterness up front, mostly earthy, floral and a bit minty. The caramel and bready malt bill tries to cut through, but this is largely hop forward, and pretty bitter.

M- Medium bodied, but fairly thick and slick. A nice dry finish.

O- Much more like a jacked up English IPA than an American Interp. Good, and I'd certainly have it again.

JWU, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

rorjets, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Skillz, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

TigerOwl, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Bjlps, Dec 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

spicyvelveetas, Dec 03, 2013
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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
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Yeroc, Nov 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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

Twal, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

ejohnson654, Oct 25, 2013
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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
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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
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

mobrockman, Sep 06, 2013
Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.) from Ipswich Ale Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.