Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by shapudding:
3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
Came from the tap dark golden with a nice light aroma and light hoppiness in the scent. Very light head retention, left with a very thin coating... heavy lacing. There is light bitterness and decent flavor. Very drinkable brew, a nice all-season kind of a beer.
05-22-2004 16:15:35 | More by shapudding
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3.83/5 rDev +5.8%
Pours a nice medium gold color with a medium head that leaves some lacing,aroma is assertively hoppy and zesty.The taste is hoppy for sure but there is a sweet balance there in the finish.I think this an above average IPA that is very drinkable and goes good with spicey food.
08-05-2003 20:40:12 | More by oberon
3.03/5 rDev -16.3%
Appearance This one poured a light clear orangish-yellow in color with a short but retentive head that left some pretty good lacing.
Smell The light, leafy hops were mixed with grapefruit and a super-light malty base. I couldnt really pick up a whole lot from this nose.
Taste The hop flavors here were very singular in nature. They are very leafy and herbal and sorely one-dimensional. There was a little faint grain mixed in with everything but no finish to this beer.
Mouthfeel I enjoyed the nice, bitter mouthfeel of this light to medium-bodied IPA but thought it was lacking in complexity.
Drinkability It would be hard to keep drinking this all night. Although I live out West I can still appreciate a good East Coast IPA, but this just isnt it.
11-22-2004 21:29:19 | More by RoyalT
3.88/5 rDev +7.2%
Bought this one from the local packy. Pours a medium amber in color with a good two finger head and lots of lace. Floral and hop aromas in the nose. Biscuity malt with a slight caramel sweetness with lots of hops to balance. mouthfeel and carbonation are good. Drinkability? had no problem drinking several for this review.
07-07-2009 03:42:20 | More by ExtraStout
3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
Harpoon ipa. 5.9% alcohol.
A- At first glance i notice this beer doesn't have any different look than that of an standard micro ipa. Pours a mild orange tinted fluid with a small head that falls to a small ring around the glass, light lace retention.
S- Good scents of floral hops and mild hints of pine.
T- Improvment of smell first is the floral and pine tang followed by a slight hop bitterness that finishes the job nicly.
M-D- Rolls over the taste buds easily but leaves a thin bitter layer on the tongue. I do like the feel of some hoppy oil kick. Alcohol is light but work in a good session beer way.
I could drink a six pack easily.
Note: A good all round ipa at its standard.
04-27-2009 04:30:39 | More by wesbrownyeah
3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
A: Fairly clear pale amber color. Nice creamy white finger head. Some spotty lacing and the head is retained as a dusting and ring throughout.
S: Caramel malt with a bit of floral hop coming through. I was surprised not to get more hop bitterness.
T: Bready and malty. Sweet caramel. A pleasant taste but really lacking hops. It's there but not at an IPA level. Feels empty.
M: Medium carb is a touch aggressive on the palate. Light body - feels thin at times.
D: If this was a pale ale, I'd say it is a nice subtle one. It's lacking flavor and kick as an IPA. At times, I say it is even a touch watery. I know this brew has a strong heritage and I feel bad about not taking that into account. It just isn't what people want from an IPA these days IMHO.
07-22-2009 03:00:12 | More by sgoodship
4.25/5 rDev +17.4%
A: Pouring from bottle into a pint glass produced light white foamy head that dissipated quickly. About average lacing. Color was a clear yellow; just darker than straw.
S: Floral hop smell is immediate in the nose with sweet citrus follow-up.
T: Beautifully bitter with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Relatively light in body, the flavors just seem to roll over the tongue in waves.
M&D: Light in body with medium carbonation. The odd mix of bitterness with sweet aftertaste is done well.
For a light bodied IPA this really packs in some interesting flavor. The malts used in this are sweet and even without having much of a toasty taste and it works great with the hops. The bittering is just right with some great floral aromas.
02-05-2008 02:30:07 | More by SIRIUS2
2.15/5 rDev -40.6%
Had a Harpoon IPA on draft at Red Robbin last night and I couldn't even tell it was an IPA or even a Pale Ale. There was no hop aroma and barely any taste. It was a bit cloudy also It reminded me of Bud American Ale which has no noticeable hop aroma either . I don't recommend it.
07-13-2012 20:38:48 | More by dcrawlins
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
Not a big fan of IPAs, but hadn't had this in some time, and it seemed to go well with a game of pool. It was a nice medium yellow color with a good head and some lacing. It had a fresh, crisp odor and a nice hoppy taste, which got stronger after swallowing. Reminded me of summer.
01-14-2006 19:50:57 | More by lordofthewiens
3.85/5 rDev +6.4%
This is a very good session beer. Bold taste; just make sure it is dated within the month of purchase. Poor out of the bottle with a little force to release aroma and carbonation. I would not consider it a IPA because I don't get the bite I would expect-- but not disappointing.
08-25-2012 01:18:53 | More by Chuggs
4/5 rDev +10.5%
A pretty decent, all around good IPA. Plenty of hops and malt to match, with a nice alcohol kick. Unfortunately it's seems to be changing year after year, getting dumbed down for the masses and is nothing like the original Tod Mott recipe. Still, a solid favourite of mine and a nice backup beer.
11-01-2000 22:29:18 | More by Todd
Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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