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Harpoon The Long Thaw - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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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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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +37.7%

05-24-2014 00:24:25 | More by MaddDogg84
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jaws1477

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +24%

03-28-2014 20:29:44 | More by jaws1477
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j0hnc2468

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24%

05-16-2014 03:13:31 | More by j0hnc2468
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24%

02-02-2014 14:47:54 | More by braedon_peluso
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PPSchwa

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-15-2014 23:20:13 | More by PPSchwa
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +21.2%

A: Poured out a slightly hazy golden color. One finger of white head. Not much retention or lacing

S: Mango and slightly dank piney hops. Very attractive and fragrant.

T: The taste matches the nose. Great balance with the hops. A pine and tropical fruit wonder.

M: Medium body and medium carb. Super clean finish.

O: I really really enjoyed this one. I wish this was available for more than just the spring because it is so good.

02-05-2014 00:06:23 | More by mpedara429
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Shakydog68

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-03-2014 03:03:14 | More by Shakydog68
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CaverDave

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

02-22-2014 23:07:38 | More by CaverDave
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ContentmentDIPA

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-06-2014 13:54:23 | More by ContentmentDIPA
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mhgatti

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

02-27-2014 13:34:29 | More by mhgatti
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osant37

New York

4.23/5  rDev +16.5%

poured from a refrigerated bottle and poured into a over sized wine glass. pours a beutiful golden color. looks alot like a pilsner lager.smell is fruity pineapple and mango sweetness from the hops.a faint belgian yeast note and a biscuity malt background. with faint pineyness. the taste is citrusy bitter hops up front. almost a dank pine resin hint. cracker breadyness on the back of the pallate. the coriander is barley present in the taste. the mouthfeel is crisp and the carbonation cleans the pallate well. pretty dry. overall this is a great white i.p.a. not the best but an above average offering in my opinion....cheers!

03-08-2014 21:08:14 | More by osant37
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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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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +11.8%

I'm a big fan of white IPA's, in fact I think its my favorite style (and my favorite beer outright is Accumulation white IPA from New Belgium). This, my second beer from Harpoon, has made me a big fan of what they do. This beer pours excellent without too much spiciness, something a lot of WIPA's over do. All in all a very good beer.

03-04-2014 04:15:22 | More by Johnny_Muir
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u2carew

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +10.5%

12oz longneck bottle
A) Pours with a two finger, thick, white head. The head slowly settles leaving a sticky lacing at the edge of the glass. Clear, golden body.
S) Piney. Subtle grapefruit.
T) Light nutty and grainy notes. Steady hop bite throughout. Grapefruit.
M) Crisp. Clean. Medium light body. Tannic in the finish.
O) A good brew. A profile that ushers in a new season.

03-11-2014 23:36:48 | More by u2carew
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-18-2014 15:06:30 | More by ConradKenney
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lzepplin01

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-08-2014 21:29:32 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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chefdave37

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-05-2014 21:52:26 | More by chefdave37
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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