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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #49 - Brown IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #49 - Brown IPAHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #49 - Brown IPA

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Maxwell on 02-10-2014)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%

22 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger white brown head reducer to a thin layer. It is an amber brown color with vision of bubbles when held up to a light.

Smell: Citrus and pine followed by chocolate, toasted, caramel,

Taste: Pretty the same as above. Hops are very dominant over the malts. Lingering bitterness and more balance from the malts would be great.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, mild tingly bitterness, light bodied, medium carbonation, and enjoyable.

Overall: Pretty solid brown ale. As much as I would have liked more sweetness from the malt, this beer was delicious.

03-12-2014 08:14:45 | More by Flounder57
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%

Pours a chesnut brown with a tinge of auburn,a half finger light tannish colored head atop.Aromas are a little muted with some earthiness,caramel,and light citric hops mainly.A well rounded palate with malty caramel and nuttiness to go along with earthy and citrusy hops in the finish.Not bad,I like the flavor profile but the aromas are pretty light,on par with other "brown" IPA styles I have had.

03-25-2014 22:18:08 | More by oberon
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-28-2014 03:17:02 | More by Tiernan
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-09-2014 21:55:34 | More by woodchipper
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3.29/5  rDev -13.9%

Mahogany colored with ruby highlights and a beige foamy head that rises up thickly and slowly settles out, leaving a thick ring around the glass atop the liquid. Inviting aroma of kilned malt and floral and citrus hops.

Flavor is mostly hoppy, not very malty. It's citrusy upfront, some grapefruit and orange rind, morphing gradually to subtle piney notes. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, somewhat tannic. Not a very balanced beer. I expected more.

04-20-2014 14:09:43 | More by far333
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-28-2014 22:38:06 | More by Jeffwildcat
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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%

Bomber served in imperial pint glass. Beer is unsurprisingly brown in color with a nice tan head. Super fresh hop aroma, with Amarillo (and apparently Simcoe) right up front. Surprisingly bright smelling for an IPA this color. Flavor is similarly hop forward. Ample IBUs considering the gravity is so tame. I find the bitterness and carbonation so aggressive that I'm not getting roasty chocolate flavors at all. But, as an IPA with an optical gimmick, maybe that's ok.

02-24-2014 05:39:49 | More by hreb
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-18-2014 14:15:19 | More by bconsidine
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-15-2014 22:19:32 | More by bszern
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-08-2014 00:46:26 | More by trevorpost
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-17-2014 01:11:07 | More by LordBowler
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3.63/5  rDev -5%

22oz bomber

A) Pours with a finger thick head that settles to a sticky lacing at the edge of the glass. Mahogany, almost ruby in color. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Toasty, roasted notes with hints of chocolate.
T) Roasted, almost burnt, malt sweetness. The hops are a bit astringent against the malt tones.
M) Medium body. Dry in the finish.
O) This is definitely a mash-up between a brown ale and an IPA, prominent characteristics of each, but it's a bit too much.

07-24-2014 23:45:48 | More by u2carew
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-20-2014 17:40:51 | More by dcisco44
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New York

3.49/5  rDev -8.6%

On tap at MacGregor's Grill and Taproom on East Avenue in Rochester, NY.

Pours a walnut with a creamy looking half inch head, and encompassing sheets of lacing down the glass, a branded MacGregor's dimpled mug.

Aromas include pine, and caramel, and a little bit of smoke. Not a really strong aroma on this one.

The taste is stronger, but still a little bit muted. Not sure if this is an old keg, wouldn't be surprised since 1) this is MacGregor's 2)it's on special. It doesn't taste bad, per se, but it seems like it could be much more. Pine, some ashy smoke, caramel malt, a little bit sweet near the end.

Medium bodied, could be thicker. High carbonation, pretty drinkable.

Not bad, but not great, either.

04-11-2014 02:42:00 | More by GreesyFizeek
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-21-2014 15:43:20 | More by chet4
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-17-2014 03:53:51 | More by bsm80x
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-19-2014 22:51:48 | More by Massbmx
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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%

a. Brown in color with a 3 finger cream colored head.

s. Hoppy and Malty on the nose.

t. Although I like this beer, it seemed that the balance was off. There was not enough hoppiness to call it a true IPA, but this was more hoppy than most browns. Malt on the front and brown

m. Mouthfeel was good, nothing special.

o. A very good beer that should have bent more hoppy. I would drink this beer again.

05-24-2014 20:07:33 | More by gonzo000
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Rhode Island

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

On-tap 2/23/2014 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains maple, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of maple and caramel. Then a decent hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, good variation of style, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for a hoppy brown ale.

02-24-2014 00:30:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-29-2014 16:28:16 | More by JohnK17
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-09-2014 00:52:48 | More by JohnBender
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-22-2014 01:05:45 | More by jakea
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-29-2014 00:24:12 | More by mattst
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-07-2014 21:18:40 | More by ygtbsm94
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-12-2014 21:46:07 | More by Syraquse
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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #49 - Brown IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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