wegeha (7) - sss, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2002 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Th eright beer for a evening at the bar. Not too strong, but a smooth taste, a bit on th ebitter side.
JohnnyBGoode99 (4) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite beer so far... very bitter, very flavorful. However, DO NOT buy it in regular beer bottles. The only way to go is the 1-gallon growlers. You can’t even compare the 2! Problem is the jugs are not readily available. If I ever move away from the area, I will make the brewer mail it to me on a regular basis!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Starts off with a peppery/floral aroma, clear orange color, fruity full taste.
noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ve been waiting to try Ipswitch Original Ale for a long time, when I finally got it, I was very disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high. But when I look in my refridgerator to get a beer, I defently would pick a bud light over it.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma, swet and malty. The apperance was a nice coppery color but somewhat cloudy. The flavor was quite nice and smooth, but very bitter in the finish, m Overall a good beer, and one that I would drink again. The first time rating this beer, I felt it was too bitter but after drinking several more, I very much enjoyed it. Very good beer.
Davhgbrew (847) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells fruity. Nice head that lasts and a nice golden color. Taste is not that appealing, with a very bittter aftertaste. Probably wouldn’t get it again.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well balanced beer - quite hoppby but still enjoyable. Slightly nutty flavour, dry bitter finish. Nicely carbonated.
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2001
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice floral, bitter ale.
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2001
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very hoppy flavor. This one had a strange smell. I will have to try again.
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great hoppy ale, but not as good as in days of old, when brewed by Ipswich (now brewed in Baltimore) and sold in growlers- when it was one of the best beers in the world. now brewed in Baltimore