Sampled in smaller 12-ounce bottles, all Ipswich ales lose some rich malt-extracted excellence. Nevertheless, in half-gallon jugs, they truly kick ass! Resembling a fine brown ale with its cloudy copper-bronze body, this ‘Original’ ale’s initial cured yeast sinew provides floral bouquet that fills nostrils, then absorbs tongue. Creamy mocha, ripened prune, dark honey, and unobtrusive butterscotch give buttery-textured, frisky-hopped bitter a husky malt-draped finish. Earthen dry bark slink randomly detected.