Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Ratings: 3,155 | Reviews: 1,163 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JohnL9013:
3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
S: Mild smell. Could be improved substantially with greater hops additions.
T: Plenty of hops make this beer much more bitter than your average Harpoon. It tastes much darker than it looks.
M: The carbonation varies wildly in my experience, but nice and dry...very much appreciated.
D: Not my first choice if it's going to be a long night.
I was impressed with this beer. It's much better than the standard Harpoon Ale, but still falls short of any reasonably good IPA. Southern Tier's is around the same price and crushes this.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2010 07:26:45 | More by JohnL9013
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pint on draft aboard the Cross Sound Ferry, headed from Orient, N.Y. to New London, Conn.
Appearance: Pours a clear copper with a short white head. Carbonation is moderate to low. Leaves some pretty good lacing on the way down.
Aroma: The aromas are kind of subdued for an IPA, but I get a sense of hops, grapefruit, lemon and citrus.
Taste: The taste follows the nose - a bitter grapefruit taste followed by a somewhat piny finish.
Mouthfeel: This beer has a nice depth for an easy, summery IPA.
Overall: This is a pretty decent standard IPA. I don't want to describe it as "entry level" but it's a solid IPA for folks who don't do IPAs with heavy frequency. It's not a hop bomb or an especially complex beer, but it's nice for what it is.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2014 20:51:57 | More by illpass78
Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,155 ratings.