MaBeer1972 (1560) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 Appearance is a light copper color. VERY, VERY cloudy from all the suspended yeast from the bottle-conditioning. Some folks cringe on yeast. I really don't. It can ad so much depth to a brew. The Flavor is smooth and well balanced with a slightly bitter finish. Fine Stuff!
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on tap while at the Tage Inn in Boston. Came golden brown with a small head. The nose was odd. Light hop and malt character and some sweetness as well. The tongue was comprised of hops and bubblegum. Not regular bubblegum, but the kind that used to come with baseball cards and was always stale. Definitely odd. It finished well enough. I was hoping for more hop character but it was lacking. It finished kind of weak but was still a decent beer.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Light brown with medium head. Decent English malt backing, with a more American hop bite. Good session beer.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, solid American ale. It reminds me very much of Harpoon Ale. Copper in colour, very well balanced flavour. Nothing really stands out, but that's the point.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color, very hazy lots and lots of sediment. Aroma is hoppy, floral and doughie, I would consider it great but its too weak. Flavor is hoppy nicly balanced by mild malts and slightly yeasty. Some tones of apple and grapefruit. The flavor much like the aroma could be great but its just too tame.
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice moderately hopped pale thats has some sharp floral hops and a smooth palate
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2003 A particularly bitter, IPA-style ale with huge chunks of yeast floating in the bottle, always a sign of quality (though often a thing that grosses people out). Not a fan of the taste. Not so much an EPA, due to its strong hop presence. Lingering bitterness in the finish a full five minutes after I finished the bottle!
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium golden color with substantial off-white fairly dense head. Sweet peach aroma is nice. Flavor begins slightly of sweet/peachish malt. Very smooth with nice medium body. Hoppy bitterness appears in finish.
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite ales. Very heavy looking with a great aroma and a nice bitterness in the mix. Not for those who enjoy Coors or Bud. But then, what is?
ClarkVV (4591) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 Rapidly decreasing white foamy head. The bottle I had was highly carbonated. I tried it at about 50-53 degrees. It reminded me of a lighter version of the IPA. Still a good deal of bitterness. Had the characteristic peachy-malt taste of Ipswich brews. Very nice, dry aftertaste. I thought this beer was very well balanced, maybe could use a bit of a caramel malt. Seemed halfway between an APA and an EPA. Still a great beer.
On cask at NERAX 4/29/2005 as "Ipsich Pale Ale"
Hazy red-gold, well-retained white head. Nose has yeast, pale malt, light flowers. Flavor is malty sweet, cream, honey with some grassy-herbal hops. Good medium-full body. A bit bland on the finish.