Hop Harvest | Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich Ale Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This autumnal offering is a liquid celebration of the hop harvesting season. The generous use of Ella hops impart both grapefruit and tropical fruit-like flavors to this harvest time dry-hopped American ale.

Added by jhartley on 07-19-2014

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

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking semi-transparent pale orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Some stringy lace ran here and there, slightly messy.
The aroma had a nice blend of ruby red grapefruit sweetness with some sugared tropical fruitiness. Mild sweet grassiness underneath.
The flavor was mostly sweet through the prior mentioned aromas and slightly blended a light earthiness in underneath. Clean hoppy aftertaste with a light bitterness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps slightly under with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Slight oily imparting qualities running along my tongue.
Overall, pretty nice AIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of Paoloboston
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coloradojbs
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bissel328
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fitzy01
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scotorum
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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

a: Nearly clear orange with an inch plus thick white head which receded to persistent rocky surface foam and dense patterned lacing.

s: Citrus, leaning to grapefruit

t: Grapefruit notes over medium bready malt base, with a sharp hop bite which lingers on the mainly dry finish.

m: Medium, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o: An exceptionally flavorful and refreshing quality IPA. I have enjoyed Ipswich's English style offerings, but this shows they can do the iconic American IPA just as well.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, can't find a bottling date.

Pours hazy gold with a copper hue. A short head and partial skim coat for the duration.

Mildly hoppy in the nose. Citrus fruits and a hint of pine.

Medium bodied with a crisp, almost tacky mouthfeel.

Dank, green, resinous hops start the palate. Pine sap with candied grapefruit. Dry, fairly bitter, and light malt.

Finishes with a lingering bitterness and an almost numbing hop blast.

Great beer but the nose is subdued. Another winner form Ipswich. Can I get this in NH?

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dd43
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has this beer always been hopped with Ella? I must not have noticed before. Drank a five week old bottle and allowed it to warm to my IPA temp range (mid 40s) for a proper evaluation.

Pours fairly dark slightly hazy orange, off white finger of head that receded in a few minutes. Pretty good lacing, no legs.

Aromas right off the bat are grapefruit and ripe, sweet citrus, kind of a mango peach thing. Malts have that caramel quality. I do get a bit of a grassy floral note but really just to support the fruit aromas.

Flavor wise this beer is not what I would call complex, but it does drink extremely easily. Alcohol is very well hidden, nice ABV for this style at 7%. The bitterness associated with those Ella hops is well rendered, not too strong but just enough astringency to make each sip welcoming. Mouthfeel is very lightly tongue coating, the carbonation provides lift but that caramel maltiness is still there.

Would love to try this on tap. Nice beer from Ipswich, cheers to the harvest.

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Photo of CTHomer
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: slight haze; amber with a bit of an orange tint; 1 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: ripe pineapple and mango; grapefruit and a little pine in the background;

T: red grapefruit and pineapple up front; the red grapefruit takes over before mid-palate and stays through the finish; mild to moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation dry finish;

O: luscious fruit in the aroma and flavor; really enjoyable;

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Photo of witts2000
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ummmm....this is not retired. Just had the 2015 batch. It was amazing. I would say it is reminiscent of a Sculpin but at $13 a 12 pack, its a way better value. I think this is the most underrated brewery in Massachusetts.

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

Photo of mrob22278
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ian_B
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. dated 09/15/2014. Sampled on February 26, 2015. So this is about 6 months old.

The pour is a milky, heady pale yellow and a lot of lacing clings to glass.

The aroma annunciation is grass, citrus, a bit of apple, and toasted bread.

Medium body.

The taste has a quick bready start and then those citrus and grassy hops bow their heads and take over the flavor. Lingers dryly at the end.

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Photo of Jackjaffar
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.37/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle served in a shaker pint. Bottled on 08/21/14 (yikes). Pours a dull orange-gold with a slightly hazy clarity and a loose, 1/8th inch, off-white head. Nose expresses caramel malts and an earthy/herbal quality. Taste consistent with nose - way too malty. Hop profile is virtually hidden and doesn't come out until the back; however, there's also a kiss of bitter grapefruit rind. Mouthfeel is light in body with a carbonation that falls just shy of crisp. Texture is a bit on the watery side. Overall, this beer is a bit of a malt bomb and a bit unbalanced. I'm sure the age didn't help it out either.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Nichols33
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%

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Hop Harvest from Ipswich Ale Brewery
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