Ipswich Route 101 West Coast Style India Pale Ale | Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich Route 101 West Coast Style India Pale AleIpswich Route 101 West Coast Style India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Rekrule on 06-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
202
Reviews:
30
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
66
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 202 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of LarryV
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really like this beer. It's a perfectly balanced IPA (imho), a good amount of hops with a mellow, slightly sweet malt backbone. Aroma is inviting with a biscuity, mellow, hoppy nose. Pours with a good head that settles down to a 1/4 inch of tight foamy bubbles. Taste is hops right off the bat followed by a pleasant sweetness from the malt. Not an aggressive, in-your-face IPA, just a well crafted delicious one. I could easily toss a few of these back.

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Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.37/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle served in a tulip nonic. Bottled on 4/6/2016 (sh*t). Pours a dull, burnished golden-orange with a tight, creamy, quarter inch, bright white head. Nose expresses biscuit malts and dull earthy/resinous notes. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's a slightly medicinal quality in the middle and a bit more of a hops burst in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an assertive carbonation shy of prickly. Overall - having just had this beer on-cask at NERAX, I was a bit disappointed about the bottled version until I noticed the bottled on date. That said, I'm surprised it's held up this well despite it's age. I'll need to revisit and re-review a fresh bottle.

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Photo of nmwhitehead
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Old school bitter, piney, malty IPA. Poured from a 12oz can dated a month ago. No ABV to be found on the labeling but looks like it's 6% which, in hind sight, surprises me. There' s a bi of alcohol warmth on the back-end of the sip which lead me to believe this was closer to 7%. Nice golden pour with lively bubbles and a soft white head. Aroma is pine, malt and light citrus. Big bitter taste follows the pine and light orange-citrus flavors. Manageable stickiness clings to the palate after the sip. The one-stop-shop for a classic rendition of the style.

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gaddabble
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deeman13
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AirBob
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopflyer
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure of bottle date. 170816 = 8/17/16?

Pours a little bit cloudy, bright yellow/orange with full bright white head which hangs around for a bit.

Smells of tangerine, pineapple, very citrusy. Faint bread malt background.

Taste isn't as citrusy as the nose at first and animal cracker taste from the malts is fairly present with a light lemon juice flavor. Carries some buttery taste as well.

Lighter body with pretty lively carbonation on the tongue. Approaching a little bit of a watery feel but carbonation keeps it somewhat crisp and clean. Faint bitterness lingers some.

Pretty good IPA, not sure if I'm right on the bottling date but if this is 6months old, it's held up really well.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden pour with a small white head. Very light citrusy aroma. Taste is a combination of citrus and pine. Also has some nice bread and biscuit flavors coming through as the beer warms. Not overly bitter. Light bodied and drinks very easy. Finishes dry with a nice mild lingering pine bitterness.

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Photo of token_23223
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redsoxjim
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spacemanspiff13
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quite piney and citrusy.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottled on 07/20/2016

Pours gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like fresh citrusy hops, clean lemon, grapefruit, orange, some caramel toffee malt, with dank green bitter herbal earthy pine and grass. Tastes like dark caramel toffee malt, citrusy hops, lemon, orange, grapefruit, some tropical fruits, with spicy dank bitter herbal earthy pine and grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice IPA.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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