Harpoon The Long Thaw - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 84 | FT: 0
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: djrn2 on 01-31-2014

“Spring” in New England is a fickle friend. So we brewed a beer that could carry us through the January cold while hinting at warmer days ahead. With notes of orange peel and coriander, the soft mouthfeel of a Belgian wit, and an intense hop profile, The Long Thaw White IPA combines the warming backbone of an IPA with citrus notes indicative of the coming spring. “Spring” in New England may be indecisive, but we can help make one decision a little easier.
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Ratings: 271 | Reviews: 51
Photo of deuse
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer has a great taste, slightly citrus, the hops are perfect, I also wish this was made year round!

Photo of HamdenHector
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: pine is predominant; a little catty as it warms;

T: bready malts up front; lemon and orange from mid-palate through the finish; almost no bitterness;

M; medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: easy drinking;

Photo of Kale99
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

hoppy with a bitter taste. good color

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful spring day in Boston on Easter. It feels about 12 out. This was a perfect beer at North St Grille

Photo of Bwalkertxranger
4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Just the right hint of orange and not overly hoppy. Nicely done.

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy and slightly pale light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass, a collar around the edge, and a thin film in between.
S: Light aromas of orange peels and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of orange citrus with hints of coriander. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light to medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Being a White IPA, this beer seems to feel a little lighter in body compared to other beers in the style. While it doesn't have any aromas or flavors of Belgian yeast, the witbier characteristics make this seem somewhat Belgian.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of founddrama
2.68/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Only ever so slightly grassy on the finish and/but by and large crisp. Easy drinking, nothing special but OK.

Photo of vinci528
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not as advertised. Try long trail farmhouse white IPA instead

Photo of Burnthedevice
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Quickly becoming one of my favorites. One of my favorite styles.. Witbier.. Combined with IPA from the brewery that already brews my favorite IPA. (to date). My only complaint would be the mouthfeel: it's coarse carbonation is not in keeping with a witbier/witbier hybrid. Complaint aside, I really like this beer. Unfortunately, it's a seasonal, and the stock in my town has run dry. (No idea why.) Great beer for springtime in Maine. Would love Harpoon to add it to the permanent roster.

Photo of Brownr152
4.41/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very subtle IPA clean and crisp great to pair with some good food

Photo of Altrurian
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Meringue-like head recedes in clumps, with very nice residual lacing. Aroma is floral but faint. The beer tastes good, but this estimable flavor is also too mild. It's lemony; maybe a hint of fresh asparagus. The hops character is subdued, in keeping with the Belgian style. Refreshing, but not memorable.

Photo of Nslincoln
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Overall great taste. Love when this beer is out

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is not that great. Lacing is decent. More of a grapefruit and lemon aroma with hints of coriander and orange peel. More of a bready, malty taste at the beginning. There is a good hoppy bite. Hint of coriander and orange peel at the end. Decent beer. A little different but good.

Photo of Slatetank
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I purchased this in a mix-a-six enjoyed chilled in an IPA glass.

The color is lightly hazed golden amber with thick white head. The smell has a citrus fragrance with light herbal odor and somewhat sweet smell of wheat malt. The feel is smooth with tangy yeast and light sweetness with mild juicy aspect with a mild bitterness level and semi-dry finish with medium carbonation.

The taste is very good with a orange peel flavor that dominanates the initial taste and some coriander adding that tangy lemony brightness followed by a slight herbal and citrus type hop profile with malt sweetness balancing the taste into a lightly bitter and semi-dry finish. Overall this is a pretty decent IPA, the hybrid character of wit and IPA is achieved but i have had some that are pull it off with more hop focus

Photo of Cuyle
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid IPA. A little cloudy, light on mouthfeel, but good flavor.

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Way underrated as far as I'm concerned...everyone who I give one to really likes it...it is very well balanced with not the strongest hop profile I will admit, but it is what it is and that is excellent...

Photo of brpendergast85
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hop profile is pretty weak.

Photo of K-Baum
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good beer. Not too hoppy, our too white, a good balance.

Photo of VelociRaptor55
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent burger and tots beer!

Photo of BostonBrewRu
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Like a lighter bodied version of their ipa. Very pleasant.

Photo of WillBA
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Better than I thought it would be, slight wheat notes.

Photo of joesmithrealname
4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

That's a quality beer, dudes. It's not as bitter as most IPA's, and it's got mad Flayva. I dig. Had on draught at Westside Hootie house in MA. Alyssa is a beast. I dig, also.

Photo of CoachG1988
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not much flavor. Off smell

Photo of vapegawd
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Yeungling pint glass. The color is a hazy dark-yellow color . Had a bubbly quickly dissipating head. The aroma is very sweet, sweeter then it tastes. As you drink this beer, the inside of the glass is coated in foam. I love the taste and feel of this beer, it is thick, but not too thick a very mild thickness. The taste is initially sweet with a bitter orangey finish. You gotta try it.

Photo of Duhast500
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sebago pint glass.

The color is a hazy gold with a finger if foamy white head and some thick lacing left in the glass.

The smell is muted but a slight grassy hop aroma us there trying announce itself. There is a slight malt sweetness here I'm the aroma that lets things even out just a little.

The taste if this beer is smooth fruit flavors that glide through the middle and give off a slight cantaloupe flavor. There us a slight lemon flavor here before a bitterness comes forward. It builds slow then comes in fast at the end to give a slight a slight bready flavor there.

The feel is light and has a great smooth body that helps it go down easy. There is a silky texture that is like a pillow and us soft and inviting.

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Harpoon The Long Thaw from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.