thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 Drank while watching football, nice unfiltered IPA. Cloudy, amber color. Off white head dissipated pretty quickly, left slight lacing on glass. Flowery aroma of hops. Spicy, hoppy flavor with strong yet smooth finish. Carbonation present but not overwhelming. Overall I really enjoyed this beer.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
heavy maltiness, dark bread, straw, burnt, nutty, molasses, dark chocolate, strong coffee, heavy hops, resinous, grapefruit citrus, and lime citrus. heavily yeasty, sweat, barnyard, raisin, prune, date, red wine, ruby port, oak cask, charcoal. chalky, paper, sulfur. amazing taste. rich, heavy, creamy, frothy, with a light brown head, excellent lacing, mostly lasting longevity, a hazy body, with medium orange, red body. lightly sweet and acidic, heavily bitter, and sour long finish. full body, creamy, lively carbona, with astringent, alcoholic finish. An absolutely stunning beer.
cwalsh156 (6) - Exeter, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good beer, alot darker and more filling then other IPA’s I have dealt with but a very very good beer. One of my favorites.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2000
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A good strong malt and a very hoppy little brew, but that’s what and IPA should be. Very refreshing, if you like hops.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super nice deep golden bronzed color, clouded with a suspended jelloy haze, finger high head of thick and fluffy yellowish creamyness, fades to a skim always present and lace in stringy broken sheets. Aroma is freshly hopped with some nice citrusy strong pine, highly floral and sweet with a toasty malt backing. Taste is quite nice of floral, cirtusy strong hoppyness, highly crisp and grapefruit peel bitterness, super toasty malt backing with a slight burntness adding to the hop edge which really pokes the palate and lasts throughout a substantially long finish of crispy floral dry bitterness. Yum! Feel is pretty darn full from start to finish and has a whopper of a lingering finish. This IPA is super tasty and has a great floral hop ride, the fullness is a little much and makes for a bit of an overwhelming drinkability, could be smoother in that realm, but otherwise one hell of an IPA by Mercury.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice cloudy amber color with a decent head. Flowery, fruity and hoppy, an overall very addictive IPA. I usually shy away from IPAs, but this is the brew that just might convert me. Got it in the "Yacht Club Mix" gift pack. If this is the kind of beer you serve on a yacht, I gots to get me a yacht.
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hoppy ale; not as good as when it was brewed in Mass and sold only in the growlers. Still a great drink though.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper witha lacy ivory head. Lots of yeasties swirling around. (Ipswich beers pour so great! Great big heads and lots of yeast swirling around. Maybe I decant too roughly but it’s great.)
Smells fruity and of strong bitter hops.
Taste is fruity and yeasty, sour malt up front. Big hops soon after. Very intersting balance of the fruity and yeasty malt and the really strong hops. A dry and hoppy finish. Nice hoppy aftertaste. A really unique IPA. Tasty. Must get again. When’s my buddy going to MA again?
Darkover (1523) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque amber color with a big beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and citrus hops. Taste of english hops. Dry hoppy finish.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle as part of a mixed 12pack from Market Basket. Pours a hazy red bordering on copper with a quarter inch of off-white head that sticks to the side of the glass and creates some decent lacing as it dissipates. Orange and grapefruit dominate the aroma, with hints of lemongrass. Orange, grapefruit dominate the flavor as well, with enough caramel and chocolate malt to help balance. Lemon grass and pith also show themselves. Solidly medium in body with ample carbonation makes this one a fair bit more drinkable than expected. Overall a super-solid IPA, and another solid offering from this brewery.