Town were denied a first win of the season - and their first victory over Norwich City since 2009 continued as it ended all square in the East Anglian Derby.
The blues took a second-half lead when a deflected Gwion Edwards shot wrong-footed Canaries keeper Tim Krul and found the net.
But the visitors leveled on the 71st minute when Moritz Leithner guided a shot into the corner from outside the box .
Neither side was able to find a winner and it is now the third time in the last four meetings this fixture has been drawn 1-1, with the point lifting the Blues off the bottom of the Championship.
Town: Gerken; Spence, Pennington, Chambers, Knudsen; Edwards, Skuse (Chalobah 45), Nolan, Graham (Ward 82); Walters, Jackson (Harrison 84)
Subs not used: Bialkowski, Kenlock, Edun, Downes
Written By Will Neller
Plumb last. Not a position any Ipswich Town fan would have expected or wanted following all of this Summer's revelations and changes
Town lost 2-0 at Derby County as Paul Hurst wait for a first Blues win goes on.
After a goaless first half, Joe Ledley opened the scoring for the homeside midway through the second half with a fine strike from 25 yards out to put Derby one up.
Moments later former Town loanee Tom Lawrence doubled County's lead placing
his free-kick just beyond goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski's reach.
Town lost at Pride Park for the first time in nearly 12 years as Paul Hurst's side are still searching for their first win in the Championship this season.
The blues are on their travels again this Saturday as they visit Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday.
Town crash out of the first round of the Carabao Cup as the Blues were beaten 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out by League Two side Exeter City, following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.
Blues boss Paul Hurst suffered defeat as Rotherham netted a 90th minute winner at the New York Stadium.
Toto Nsiala and Jon Nolan were handed their Blues debuts from the start, while Kayden Jackson and Jordan Roberts also made their debut as Ipswich looked to have earned their second draw of the season.
But the home side won the game in 90th minute as Michael Smith blasted in from close range when Anthony Forde's broke to the Millers forward.
Town pressed for an equaliser in four minutes of injury time, but manager Hurst’s return to his old club ended in his first defeat as Blues boss which was hard on Town, who had bossed much of the game, but didn't take the opportunities.
The Blues are next in action on Tuesday when they face Exeter City in the first round of the Carabao Cup at St James’ Park.
Town: Bialkowski, Donacien, Nsiala, Chambers, Knudsen, Skuse, Chalobah, Ward (Edun 77), Nolan, Edwards (Roberts 82), Harrison (Jackson 67)
Subs not used: Gerken, Sepnce, Sears, Kenlock
Attandance: 9,460 (Town: 1,345).
Opening day is always like that, the expectation and excitement of supporters as another new season kicks off but, it is not overly important.
New Town signing Ellis Harrison scored his first goal in a Town shirt as a crowd of more than 15,000 saw the Blues defeat 2-1 against West Ham in the last pre-season friendly at Portman Road.
Town made it a third successive win in pre-season as the Blues beat MK Dons 1-0 at Stadium MK.
Freddie Sears provided the winner on the 57th minute, scoring from the penalty spot after a goalless first half.
New Town signing Ellis Harrison started up front as Jonas Knudsen made his first appearance of the summer campaign after returning from the World Cup with Denmark, while Martyn Waghorn was a unused sub.
The blues finish their pre-season schedule against West Ham at Portman Road on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
Town: Bialkowski, Spence, Chambers, Woolfenden, Knudsen (Kenlock 58), Skuse (Dozzell 46), Downes, Ward, Edwards, Sears (Lankester 82), Harrison (Roberts 62). Subs not used: Gerken, Emmanuel, Waghorn, Ndaba.
A second half strike from Myles Kenlock was enough as the Blues continued their pre-season schedule with a 1-0 win at National League side Barnet.
Town midfielder Grant Ward scored the only goal in the Blues 1-0 friendly victory over League Two side Crawley Town as new signing Gwion Edwards made his debut in the second half.