Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.) | Ipswich Ale Brewery

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490 Ratings
Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.)Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.)

Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-07-1998

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/4" tan head over amber/brown liquid.

S: Honey, sweet caramel malt as well as citrus and grassy hops.

T: Grapefruit and pine hops with caramel malt and honey flavours.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of delicate carbonation. Some drying from the alcohol.

O: Quite drinkable and good value for the money. Picked up a bomber at Total wine for only $3.99

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Photo of Conor
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Pours a dark copper with a small head that dies quickly. Very hazy in color. A speckled lacing is left on the glass. I was surprised at how dark and cloudy this beer was. I prefer a lighter colored IPA.

S - Strange combination of honey, pine, sourdough bread, and floral hops. A bit unbalanced and malty.

T - Tastes much better than it smells. It has a very floral and herbal front and a drying piney finish. The caramel and bready malts are present throughout, but they take a backseat to the bitter hops and pine. Certainly an "east coast" IPA with the malt presence but well balanced and enjoyable.

M - Fuller bodied than the norm for the style, but it works. Well carbonated and smooth.

O - I enjoyed this beer. Some of the characteristics remind me of an English IPA, which is ironic (or not, depending on how you look at it) because the bottle claims Ipswich to be the "original american ale." Very balanced flavor, but the smell was a bit off and the color was atypical. I may get this one again.

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Photo of Hophed102
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: rust body, finger white head,
ok lacing

S: herbal/floral nose, toasted grain
almost a British IPA scent

T: herbal/floral front, toasted grain/bready
middle, solid pine/earthy bitter finish

M: med body, mild slick/oily mouth

O: Nice beer, would like to try more
of their offerings. Would recommend.


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Photo of Polasiuss
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Dools9
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint, no freshness date.

A: Very cloudy, hazy dark orange amber color. Finger of off white, creamy head which retains to the bottom and leaves webby lace. Darker color than I expected.

S: Grapefruit, sweet bready/toasty malt, a slight earthy/piney herbal quality as well.

T: Grapefruit and subtle pine, caramel and bready malt sweetness, the malts are a bit stronger than the hops here, but its very well balanced and easily drinkable.

M: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, nice creamy feel. Very enjoyable. Drinks like 4 or 5%

O: Very good, locally brewed IPA, nicely done. If you can find, its worth a try. Definitely recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of zahara15
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rusty3335
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Fubar1453
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Murky dark orange color, with a creamy off white head.

S:Hops and citrus, pretty standard.

T: A good amount of hops, and a little but of citrus, sticky hop feeling in the back of the mouth.

M: Sticky with right amount of carbonation.

O: A good local new england regional, it has one of the more unique colors to it, balanced taste and very drinkable. I would recommend you try it out.


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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Goldfishman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of albertjr21
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Ipswich India Pale Ale (I.P.A.) from Ipswich Ale Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 490 ratings.
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