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Harpoon The Long Thaw - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djrn2 on 01-31-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-12-2014 00:14:48 | More by DrunkinYogi
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-09-2014 20:35:53 | More by rojapa
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-07-2014 04:49:52 | More by ThE_MaD_HoPpEr
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-06-2014 16:28:11 | More by ShriverMO
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-06-2014 13:54:23 | More by ContentmentDIPA
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-22-2014 01:11:37 | More by SuperHop18
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.4%

07-18-2014 13:18:50 | More by IPAalways
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-15-2014 23:20:13 | More by PPSchwa
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-12-2014 01:59:42 | More by Joe_Grizzly
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-10-2014 16:30:23 | More by JohnK17
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fishguyac

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

07-03-2014 23:25:45 | More by fishguyac
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-28-2014 00:56:20 | More by Jmbbabson
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-26-2014 23:14:45 | More by bcsbeer
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-22-2014 21:30:30 | More by SinHippie
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

06-22-2014 17:39:49 | More by woodychandler
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BjrogerS

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-22-2014 04:04:37 | More by BjrogerS
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New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-21-2014 01:35:59 | More by chalkda01
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%

Pours a golden orange color with an unfiltered appearance with sediment. One familiar with beer could indicate this is a wheat beer, others might say cloudy. The aroma is big on hoppy and wheat citrus, kind of smells like cleaning product with the yeast and wheat notes meshing with a firm hoppyness. The flavor is quite good, with more citrus notes, lemongrass, and pine. Moderate bitterness but sticks to the roof of your mouth as the citrus hits the taste buds. The body is light with a prickly medium to high carbonation. Overall this is a pretty drinkable hoppy ipa, like an American hop spiked Hoegaarden.

06-11-2014 22:12:18 | More by Stinkypuss
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Pennsylvania

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Texas

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Harpoon The Long Thaw from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.