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Harpoon The Long Thaw - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: djrn2 on 01-31-2014

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

Excellent burger and tots beer!

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of jaws1477
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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 j0hnc2468
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of braedon_peluso
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of gwilikers6
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of PPSchwa
4.5/5  rDev +23%

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 mpedara429
4.39/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of ChrisIPA
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamVN
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shakydog68
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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 CaverDave
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Patlee3324
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of osant37
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of mhgatti
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Kodiak1341
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 woodychandler
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of jco3
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Harpoon The Long Thaw from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.