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Harpoon The Long Thaw - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 3
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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5/5  rDev +38.1%

MaddDogg84, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

jaws1477, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

j0hnc2468, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

braedon_peluso, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

gwilikers6, Nov 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

PPSchwa, Jul 16, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
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.

mpedara429, Feb 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Shakydog68, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

CaverDave, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Patlee3324, Sep 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

ContentmentDIPA, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

mhgatti, Feb 27, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
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!

osant37, Mar 08, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

woodychandler, Jun 22, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Johnny_Muir, Mar 04, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

u2carew, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

ConradKenney, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

lzepplin01, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

chefdave37, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

scottbrew4u, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

BjrogerS, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Harpoon The Long Thaw from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.