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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A medium-bodied, unfiltered, English-style pale ale with subtle hoppiness and a smooth malty flavor that has made it our flagship product.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2003
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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 1, 2003
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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2003
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?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2002
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2002
As far as I can remember, this stuff was not that bad. I remember it being smooth and refreshing. I had it on draft in Gloucester.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Dark golden, orange hue. Malty flowery nose. Small head, slight lacing. Nice malt backbone, medium bodied, spicy, pepper and bitter, hoppy ending. A very nice english style ale, very quaffable. I really enjoy this ale, excellant, and underated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2002
Copper color, thin head. Peach and icing sugar aroma, resinous notes. Mostly bitter, grapefruit, nice hop bite. Better than I expected. An honest beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
I can’t honestly rate this beer since my friend brings it in a growler by boat. It takes 5 days to get here. I find it enjoyable and drink the whole half gallon post-haste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
friejose (24) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2002
smooth and enjoyable

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2002
Granted it’s not a beer that stands out, but some other brewers can learn a lesson from ol’ Ipswich... sell your mediocre beer at 5 bucks a half-gallon and people will buy it and love it. Thank you.


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