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Mercury Brewing
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23 Hayward Street
Ipswich MA 01938
Telephone: +1 978-356-3329
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Opened: 1991

Contributors: Nate McDonald, Ralph Wells

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

Updated: May 30, 2021

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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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    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    8.00% abv.
    • Date: May 28, 2021 (#10538)
      Package: canned
      Place: Northbound Liquor Store, Elk River MN
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden. Some haze. Huge head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Really fruity. Piney, grassy hops.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Big body, smooth. Biscuity malt behind a ton of fruity hop flavor. Nicely bitter. Grassy, mildly piney, resiny. Fruity hoppy grassy finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Not as bitter as it could be, but mighty tasty.

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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.

  • Clown Shoes Lubrication
    American-Style Black Ale
    6.00% abv.

  • Clown Shoes Muffin Top
    American-Belgo-Style Ale
    10.00% abv.

  • Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter
    Specialty Beer
    7.00% abv.

  • Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp Belgian India Pale Ale
    Specialty Beer
    7.00% abv.

  • Dark Ale
    American-Style Brown Ale
    6.30% abv.

  • Harvest Ale
    American-Style Strong Pale Ale
    6.90% abv.

  • IPA
    English-Style India Pale Ale
    6.30% abv.

  • Nut Brown
    English-Style Brown Ale
    5.50% abv.

  • Oatmeal Stout
    Oatmeal Stout
    7.00% abv.

  • Stone Cat Blonde Ale
    Golden or Blonde Ale
    5.20% abv.

  • Stone Cat Blueberry Ale
    Garden (Fruit) Beer
    4.60% abv.

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

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

  • Stone Cat IPA
    English-Style India Pale Ale
    5.70% abv.

  • Stone Cat Octoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
    5.90% abv.

  • Stone Cat Pumpkin Ale
    Garden (Vegetable) Beer
    5.40% abv.

  • Stone Cat Scotch Ale
    Traditional Strong Scotch Ale
    7.50% abv.

  • Stone Cat Winter Lager
    German-Style Schwarzbier
    5.60% abv.

  • Summer Ale
    Golden or Blonde Ale
    4.90% abv.

  • Winter Ale
    Old Ale
    6.20% abv.