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 (3892) - 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.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color, thin head. Peach and icing sugar aroma, resinous notes. Mostly bitter, grapefruit, nice hop bite. Better than I expected. An honest beer.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
friejose (24) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
smooth and enjoyable
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.