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

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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of far333
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Very clear and light straw colored with an inviting aroma of honey malt and tangerine hops. Rich flavor of pine and citrus hops, a pepper bite, with subtle malt riding beneath. Very hoppy, with great hop flavors. Hop forward with moderate bitterness. Full mouthfeel, finishes tingly, hops warm the cheeks. Haven't had an Ipswich in a while, this one is really good.

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3.52/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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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4.48/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Photo of PJKSR02
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

A different brew under the Ipswich label. This hop-forward beer lacks the malty backbone present in other Ipswich ales. That's a good thing, and I applaud the brewmaster for changing it up. This is different than anything else from the New England region, for sure, maybe closest to the Sierra Nevada hop harvest offerings, and even Celebration. Try it!

And, if you haven't, try the Ipswich Stout. It's top flight, world-class.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet and fruity with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a quick burst of piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice flavorful IPA to pound down for a long time.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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

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

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