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Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,151 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,151
Reviews: 1,163
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 39
Gots: 171 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Harpoon IPA is an interpretation of the classic English style using hops and malt grown in the United States.

42 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2000)
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Kitt

Delaware

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich coppery-red color. Head weak with subsequent little lace.

An earthy malty-straw aroma overwhelms a citrus hop background.

Taste is a refreshing balance of malt and hops with hints of citrus. The straw aroma is manifested in a lingering bitter taste that is underwhelming but, again, refreshing. This beer is analogous to what one might think of as a "seltzer" IPA; for an IPA, it is weak on hops indeed, but the "refreshing balance" between hop and malt flavor leaves one wanting.

Mild viscosity for an IPA, the drinkibility is superb. This is an excellent Friday afternoon beer for transition between work and weekend.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 02:52:47 | More by Kitt
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Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,151 ratings.