Ipswich 20th Anniversary Imperial Pale Ale

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
DeScription: Our 20th Anniversary Limited-Edition brew is a big balanced Imperial Pale Ale with rich malty sweetness and a bold hop character. This hand-crafted ale honors our past, present, and future as an Ipswich MA historic hometown favorite.

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wlajwl (7005) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Aroma is citrus, malts and kiwi/lime bordering on Sorachi/green tea-like. The flavor is tropical fruit/kiwi, malts, mild/medium sweetness, citrus and a tangy/bitter finish.

Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
22oz bottle 4/13/13 (Binny’s Plainfield)-40° in Shaker=Pours a very murky amberish brown with a small head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and malt. Taste of the same with more malt on the back end. This full bodied brew is not bad but was expecting more hops than malt.

berkshirejohn (6611) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
22oz bottle from Crossroads Beer and Wine, Burlington, MA. Cloudy amber with a ring of off-white head; sweet, orangey, citrus aroma; prickly in the mouth with more orange citrus flavours over a grainy body and with a immediate dry resinous bitterness that is maintained to the end; leaving a grapefruit finish. Rather disappointing overall.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, doughnuts, light orange, some leaves, and some hops. Poured dark amber/orange in color with a small, off-white head that disappeared except for around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tons of small, medium, and large, sized, particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, citrus, slight resin, and some fruit. Medium body. Slick, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter, malt, hop, caramel finish. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
From the bomber this poured a slightly hazed copper/orange body, lively with carbonation, and capped with a sustained three-fingered head. Lots of thick lacework. The aroma had an underlying malty sweetness, caramel like, but that was nearly smothered by the hops - earth, lemon zest, yellow grapefruit, and a touch of pine. The caramel was a tad stronger in the flavor, but was outweighed by the hop bitterness and flavors, mainly the zest and grapefruit with a smattering of earthiness. It finished on a dry prolonged note of zest and rind bitterness. Not bad.

GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Amber-orange pour with an off white head. Aroma is malt and hops. Very hoppy, sweet and sticky taste that dominates the flavor. Nice lacing on the glass. Good beer.

crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Like any double pale ale out there that is malt-forward, it just ends up sucking.

AirForceHops (7675) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Shared a 22 oz bottle with LiveFREEorRYE. Used a snifter. A nice hazy orange with lots of floating particles in the liquid. Sheets of lacing all the way down, with nice thick full white head. Pleasing blend of wet hops on the nose. Taste is a perfect balance of sweet malt and big hope profile. Grapefruit, pine and European hops. Nice tones of malt makes your thirst for more. Excellent brew, if you see it, pick up a bottle before it is gone. Nice!

liveFREEorRYE (7) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2011 does not count
22oz bottle thanks to AirForceHops . Poured into a snifter. The appearance is a cloudy orange with a small amount of floating sediment. More than likely from dry-hoping? There was not a ton of head although good lacing. The scent is amazing, floral grape-fruit hops and I could smell a bit of caramel malt. The taste is very hoppy and citrusy but balanced very well by the malt. The finish is clean. Really reminds me of an highly hopped English pale ale.

bbbeer (858) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Opaque orange with small tan head. Really nice aroma of grapefruit, pine, background of caramel. Medium-full body, a little carbonation, minimal alcohol. Flavor orange/grapefruit hops, some grain and malt flavors that somehow rather than providing balance distract from the bitterness. Fairly decent but a little too gloppy and flavors don’t quite live up to the aroma.

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