Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by Norica:
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Harpoon IPA out of the can, it's nice to see an old friend in a different light. Picked up as a single out of an ice cold bucket..says it's canned in Utica, NY. Appearance is solid with a nice head although aroma seems a little muted but that might be to the almost frozen nature. Taste and drinkability are all around solid as always, one of the best everyday IPA's available and the fact that it's now canned you can almost insure that this beer will be even more ubiquitous at almost every event in New England during the summer..which ain't a bad thing. Cheers to Harpoon for canning this brew....makes one wonder how long it's going to be until Sam abolishes it's "Beer Drinkers Bill of Rights", eats crow, and starts canning Summer Ale that other NE staple?
Serving type: can
05-23-2010 03:47:57 | More by Norica
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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 3,154 ratings.