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Harpoon The Long Thaw - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
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good

157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: djrn2 on 01-31-2014)
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I had purchased this bottle at The Fridge during the course of the long, cold winter of 2013-'14, but I decided to thaw out on this, the second day of summer.

From the bottle: "'Spring' in New England is fickle, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy it! Whatever the thermometer says, enjoy The Long Thaw."; "Love Beer. Love Life. Est. 1986"; "Anticipation [-] Whether you're hoping for more snow or anxious for warmer days, waiting can be tough ... or not, if you've got this beer in your fridge[.]"

Old IPAs are like a box of chocolates - you never know what you are going to get. That said, when a beer incorporates spices and coriander, I would imagine that it will hold up nicely. I got a massive finger of dense, bone-white head from my pour that slowly fell, leaving great lacing in its wake. Nose was grassy, lemon-citrusy and with a tinge of pepper. Nothing wrong there and my mouth was beginning to water as a result. Nose was a slightly-hazy sunshine yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). It looked like sunshine in a glass, which would have been more appropriate on a cold, overcast day, but I pressed on. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, almost creamy and the peppery flavor of the coriander was immediate on the tongue. It slowly gave 'way to a lemony taste that reminded me, in total, of a lemon muffin. Finish was semi-dry and very refreshing, actually. This could be a summer beer, for that mattter.

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Harpoon The Long Thaw from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.