Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by dmgeng:
3.56/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Listened to the hype and gave it a try.
A - Very pale orange and crystal clear. Fine white head with some lacing.
S - Strong floral hop aroma dominates all nose.
T - Distinct and pungent floral hop flavor, as if eating a flower. Some grassy and herbal hints as well. Low to moderate malt that is mostly masked by the floral tones. Finishes crisp with low bitterness that sits on the back of the palate. No alcohol or caramel flavor.
M - low/moderate mouth-feel for an IPA with lots of carbonation. Carbonation adds a very slight acidity and a lighter body.
Overall, it's a nice change of pace from heavier or more citrusy IPA's. If you haven't tried it I would recommend trying it to understand the diversity that different hops at different times can bestow on a brew. I believe that this IPA's success is in it's novelty and less in it deliciousness. Don't knock it until you try it but not my favorite IPA.
Glass- English Pint
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 10:36:01 | More by dmgeng
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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 3,156 ratings.