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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #50 - Citra Victorious - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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85
very good

191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: braican on 04-15-2014)
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Reviews by Kendo:
Photo of Kendo
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a Sam Smith's nonic-style imperial pint glass. Body is clear coppery-orange; it's nearly glowing when backlit. There's a small (half-finger) off-white head on top.

S: Pleasant nose, with citrusy grapefruit and lemon over a caramel malt base.

T: Citra hops are in the house: lemony, grapefruity citrus is noted right away. There's a modest malt foundation - in fact, I think this could use a little bit more heft on the low end to provide some balance. After a few sips I get more lingering grapefruit on the palate - either pith or peel (or both), and there's that Citra lemony taste lingering too.

M: A little on the thin or watery side - like I said, I think this could use a bit more malt. Call it light-to-medium in heft, but more on the light side. Carbonation is modest and appropriate.

O: If you're looking for a lighter APA with Citra hop goodness, this fits the bill nicely. A good summer APA that I'd like to see Harpoon bottle in 6-packs and sold as a summer seasonal.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours into an imperial nonic a dull copper color with a thinner white head that is gone pretty quickly.A godd shot of grapefruit in the nose but after that fades only light biscuit malts show thru.Low carbonation makes a nice mellow feel.Caramel and sweetish bready malts with leafy/herbal hops throughout,a decent smack of citrusy hops in the finish.Some good hops but not earth shattering but you know it probably isn't meant to be.

Photo of woodchipper
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden amber color with a thin off white head the lingered for a while. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus and hops with mild pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine with a mild hint of citrus notes.

Overall: Okay brew, glad I tried it out.

Photo of ccurrid
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of far333
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden straw colored with apricot hues. Beige-orange half inch high head settles out slowly. Aroma of fruity hops and chives. Rich flavors of bready malt and sharp zesty hops, mix of citrus and cinnamon spice. Well-balanced, not crazy hoppy, but medium bitterness offsets the malt. Even mouthfeel. Really good beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was purchased at the Smoker Friendly on Wheeling Island, you have to check for excessive dust and best by dates when shopping there. This good until August. Poured into my IPA glass a deep orange body with a slightly off white beige head. Aroma is full of a pleasant grapefruit peel/pith, and some extra dankness herbal/marijuana like nose. Pretty much a one dimensional aroma, but a really good smelling consistent one. Flavor super bright citrus, caramelized malts in the back end to provide enough sweetness to counter balance the bitter grapefruit pith/peel additions and supposedly loads of Citra hops. I'm not saying there aren't loads of Citra hops here, but they are hard to pick out amongst the big bitter grapefruit pith notes. Caramelized malts sugars creep in to balance things out, there's nothing wrong with this beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied mild resinous oils from both the hop additions and grapefruit peels, even flowing carbonation nice dry finish. Overall, impressive offering especially from Harpoon's 100 Barrel Series #50, this has been a hit or miss big bottled series from Harpoon this one is way more hit than miss.

Photo of Adkins1203
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ryanjtravis
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of hreb
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a miniature tumbler. Beer is pale in color, not quite clear, with medium head. Big citrusy and tropical aroma. Flavor is extremely crisp, like biting into a fresh, juicy grapefruit, though neither sour nor sweet. I'd say this is a perfect IPA for showcasing Citra's versatility across styles and grain profiles -- but wait -- this is a pale ale, not an IPA! At 45 IBUs it's on the hoppy end of pale ale, but then again at 5.8% ABV it is (or once would have been) at the heavy end of "sessionable" ale. Ah, we live at a good time to be drinking beer. Probably the best of the 100 barrell series in recent times.

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of CoreyClark
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BKotch
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of antott0523
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Enjoy by 8/15/14 date.

A: Translucent, deep amber color with an orange hue. Off white head with a nice amount of lace that. Appears slightly oily. Moderate amount of carbonation.

S: Definitely citra. Tropical fruits. Mango. Grapefruit and pine as well.

T: Does not follow the nose as much, as was hoping for a bit more of the tropical fruit notes from the citra hops.

M: Moderately carbonated, and medium bodied.

D: Very drinkable pale ale. One of the better pale ales I have had, and wish this was part of their regular release, as I would buy again. Citra is showcased well, but falls just a tad flat on flavor. That being said, very solid pale ale!

Photo of bszern
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden color with a solid head. Hops smell extremely fresh and plentiful! Taste is good, but Citra is not my favorite hop on the planet. I wish the beer was a little thicker, it feels kind of light, but considering it is 80 degrees outside right now I find this pretty darn refreshing.

Overall, I really like this beer. It is a solid pale ale that is not trying to be a "light IPA".

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle stamped Best By 08/15/14. Sampled on June 15, 2014. Happy Father's Day!

The color is orange-amber to bronze with good clarity and a robust cream colored head. Busy carbonation.

Since they are highlighting Citra hops in the labeling you can't help but to get that grapefruit sensation on the nose that usually accompanies this variety of hops. Pale malts are subdued.

Medium body.

Invariably, the grapefruit takes over the taste as well as well as the finish, which is moderately bitter and lingering. A nice offering from Harpoon.

Photo of mikeburd1128
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #50 - Citra Victorious from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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