Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by SaucyA:
3.78/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I'm ashamed I've never tried this until today. Thanks DrDogbeer!
A - Pours a rather drab copper/golden color with a scant white head. Not incredibly appealing, but I've surely seen worse.
S - English Ale yeast? I get a super-fruity yeast profile reminescent of Magic Hat #9 which is really throwing me off. Random sweet fruit flavors. It smells pleasant, however it's not where I wanna be for an AIPA.
T - Again, not necessarily on point for an AIPA, however I'm gonna cut it some slack as the flavor is actually quite good. I could let this slide as an over-hopped EIPA or APA but it sorta misses the mark. It's fruity up front and bitter/dry/crisp at the back momentarily and then it fades to nothing. Good, not standout.
M - Fine, prickly carbonation and medium/thin mouthfeel.
D - Sure, it's drinkable but I'm not that inclined to drink my other one immediately. Not when my fridge has Leatherlips and Finest Kind in it. :D
Notes: The east coast really has some great contenders, Harpoon being one of them. While this hasn't been my favorite of their offerings, it's a solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2009 03:28:21 | More by SaucyA
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