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Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,153 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,153
Reviews: 1,163
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 39
Gots: 173 | 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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Reviews by Zraly:
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Zraly

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour a nice medium golden color with a two-finger white head. Nice floral notes upfront.

Clean, floral and citrus hop flavors resting on a sturdy malt backbone. Very well balanced and well made. Crisp and clean, finishes dry. Medium bodied. Carbonation is appropriate. It's not the latest and greatest, but it has been around since the 90s. I think that says something about the quality and consistency.

A nice, solid, easy-drinking IPA. I could drink several of these and not get tired; sessionable for sure. A great all-purpose beer for chicken, fish, and Indian dishes -- I'd love to have a dish with mango with this as I think the contrast would be nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 21:40:15 | More by Zraly
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Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,153 ratings.