Ipswich Summer Ale | Ipswich Ale Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
131 Ratings
Ipswich Summer AleIpswich Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
ipswichalebrewery.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 06-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 63
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3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stidge77
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dg18
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden look, like a summer should look. Subtle on the nose, lots of grapefruit on the toung, dryer finish. Ver clean and drinkable.

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Photo of jnj
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.52/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.64/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.12/5  rDev -17%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint straw yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that very slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch finger thick cap surrounded by a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale and grainy malts with a hint of herbal hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts with a lighter amount of grainy malts and a touch of honey sweetness. Light to moderate flavors of herbal hops in the finish with just a hint of citrus/lemon rind which imparts a light amount of bitterness to the beer but fades pretty quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation Smooth with hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and would be great on one of those really hot summer days here in the South. Refreshing and enjoyable but nothing special.

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4.12/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Mildly hazed golden colors the head settles into a thin creamy cap. Plenty of webby lacing.

S: Pungent hop aromas: herbal, dried grass, rosemary, floral, rose hips, light lemony zest. Clean. Husky grain undertones.

T: Pungent hop tastes front and center. Pine resin, herbal, floral, dried grass. It's just as the nose indicated. Pithy lemon. Husky grain. Maybe a touch sulfury. Lingering earthy and herbal hop finish.

M: Light bodied. Somewhat creamy. Hop astringencies are stiff, and really grip the enamel. Ample but gentle carbonation.

O: There's a lot of flavor crammed into this little blonde ale. The hops run away with the show, really. Not the most balanced or drinkable blonde, but if you want a good hop fix in a lighter package, this isn't a bad beer to visit.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Ipswich Summer Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
3.76 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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