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Ipswich Dark Ale | Ipswich Ale Brewery

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Ipswich Dark AleIpswich Dark Ale

Brewed by:
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-20-2000

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

Ipswich Dark Ale presents itself very well from start to finish. It pours to a very large, long-lived creamy tan head on a hazy, ruby brown medium-bodied beer that leaves extensive, long-lived lacing on the glass. The nose is sweet caramel with hints of coffee; on the palate it transforms to a more bitter beast: bitter chocolate vies with black coffee and the heavily roasted notes that win in the end, dominating the finish with a very lingering bitterness. Prominent alcohol flavors help offset this bitterness somewhat, combining with a creamy texture and soft carbonation to make this a much smoother drinking beer than it would be otherwise. This is a very good choice if you want a strong, assertive dark ale with bitter notes that last.

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Photo of rangerman21
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark dark brown with a white head
S- Dark malts dominate
T- Roasted malts with a coffee finish
F- Bright
O- A tasty dark ale.

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Photo of jdrankin
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KYGunner
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark hearty color with a billowing head. Lots of malts on the nose with tea leaves, light chocolate malt, roasted nut, light grain and some dark fruit.

A touch more assertive flavor than the nose but for the most part very reflective. Tea leaves, chocolate malt, barley grain and even roast coffee.

Huge kudos for a great value.

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3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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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  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown, thick tan head

S: Mild aromas of roasted malts and spices. Smells a little sweet.

T: The ale tastes watery, hoppy without body. It's definitely very thin and I was hoping for more.

M: Thin body. This has more carbonation than needed for a beer without a good malt backbone.

O: This is the first beer I tried from Ipswitch and I was not impressed. I don't think I would try this again.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Ipswich Dark Ale from Ipswich Ale Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 219 ratings
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