Ipswich Dark Ale - Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich Dark AleIpswich Dark Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 16
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2000)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, thick tan head

S: Mild aromas of roasted malts and spices. Smells a little sweet.

T: The ale tastes watery, hoppy without body. It's definitely very thin and I was hoping for more.

M: Thin body. This has more carbonation than needed for a beer without a good malt backbone.

O: This is the first beer I tried from Ipswitch and I was not impressed. I don't think I would try this again.

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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a porter glass.

A- a very dark brown, with amber hues when held to light. A nice khaki head laces very nicely.

S- Some pumpernickel bread with a cocoa and chicory sweetness there as well. Some leafy hops are detectable. Fruity esters lie well underneath. Pretty straight forward brown ale here.

T- Not as dark on the flavor (as the smell) and really nice and complex for a brown. A dark bread base is backed up by cocoa, chicory, coffee, a slight nuttiness, and some fruity yeast notes. Sweetness reminds me of a molasses, but is appropriately restrained. Finishes with a mild leafy/citric hop note.

M- Really nice and slick, slightly creamy. Dries nice on the back end, but not crushingly so.

O- New England Breweries seem to really have brown ales down. (thinking Smuttynose here) Really nice offering from Ipswich.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation and some amber + golden orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy tan head that reduces to a large cap of thick film and a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted and toasted malts with a light hint of char. Light to moderate aromas of pine/resin hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of roasted and toasted malts with light flavors of char. There are moderate flavors of pine/resin hops in the finish which impart a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. LIght to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Pretty hoppy for an American Brown Ale with a pretty big flavor profile - enjoyable and pretty easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ipswich Dark Ale has a medium, off-white head, a caramel color, lots of streaming bubbles, and thin lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of caramel, sweetness, and light cocoa. Taste is of caramel, sweetness, cocoa powder, and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a little bit slick. Ipswich Dark Ale finishes dry, sweet, and very drinkable. I think it's really delicious!

RJT

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Ipswich Dark Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.