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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A medium-bodied, unfiltered, English-style pale ale with subtle hoppiness and a smooth malty flavor that has made it our flagship product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1560) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2003
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Tap. Light brown with medium head. Decent English malt backing, with a more American hop bite. Good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ravidesai (950) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 5, 2003
nice moderately hopped pale thats has some sharp floral hops and a smooth palate

   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!

   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.

   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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4591) - 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.

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