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Mercury Brewing
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23 Hayward Street
Ipswich MA 01938
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Opened: 1991

Contributors: Nate McDonald, Ralph Wells

Formerly Ipswich Brewing, then Mercury Brewing, and now Ipswich again.

Updated: November 13, 2018

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Beer List

  • 8.00% abv.

  • 5.40% abv.

  • 9.00% abv.
    • Date: June 11, 2013 (#9202)
      Package: draught
      Place: Map Room, Chicago IL
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Amber, very hazy. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Fruity, earthy, resiny, spicy hops.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Nice and chewy. Big grapefruity hop flavor on biscuity, caramel malt. Fairly bitter.
      Overall Impression (2½)

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    11.50% abv.
    • Date: November 11, 2018 (#9951)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Low brown head.
      Aroma (4)
      Floral. Roasty. Malty.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Thick and malty. Roasty and floral and really nicely balanced. Grassy bitterness shows up late. Deceptively not warming; it doesn't show off its strength at all.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Real good beer on a cold Omaha afternoon.

  • American-Style Brown Ale
    8.00% abv.

  • American-Style Brown Ale
    7.00% abv.

  • Belgian Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat
    6.00% abv.

  • Imperial or Double Red Ale
    8.00% abv.

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    Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
    10.50% abv.
    • Date: November 11, 2018 (#9952)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 14½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Low beige head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mild vanilla, mild malt.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Thick, smooth. huge vanilla up front with bourbon close on its heels. Sweet vanilla more or less dominates all the other flavors. The bourbon takes a back seat, and the Stout rides in the trunk.
      Overall Impression (1½)
      Probably a real good beer without the added vanilla.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.00% abv.

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    Imperial Stout
    10.00% abv.
    • Date: June 6, 2013 (#9136)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Woodman's Food Market #22, Appleton WI
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Intensely fruity, floral, perfumey. Molasses.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Big and chewy. Malty, roasty, fruity, and floral, but surprisingly not intensely bitter. Malty, roasty, hoppy finish, warming.
      Overall Impression (3)

  • American-Style Black Ale
    6.00% abv.

  • American-Belgo-Style Ale
    10.00% abv.

  • Specialty Beer
    7.00% abv.

  • Specialty Beer
    7.00% abv.

  • American-Style Brown Ale
    6.30% abv.

  • American-Style Strong Pale Ale
    6.90% abv.

  • English-Style India Pale Ale
    6.30% abv.

  • English-Style Brown Ale
    5.50% abv.

  • Oatmeal Stout
    7.00% abv.

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    5.20% abv.

  • Garden (Fruit) Beer
    4.60% abv.

  • English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    5.60% abv.

  • South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    5.40% abv.

  • English-Style India Pale Ale
    5.70% abv.

  • German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
    5.90% abv.

  • Garden (Vegetable) Beer
    5.40% abv.

  • Traditional Strong Scotch Ale
    7.50% abv.

  • German-Style Schwarzbier
    5.60% abv.

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    4.90% abv.

  • Old Ale
    6.20% abv.