Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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1.5/5 rDev -58.6%
I had this beer for the first time and when i tasted it i had to check the label to make sure i had the beer i wanted. nothing about this beer tastes like an IPA in fact it tastes like a lager. i don't know if they got their labels mixed up or if the IPA is just horrible but something isn't right.
07-19-2012 21:10:50 | More by wombat
1.65/5 rDev -54.4%
On tap at Barley's Smokehouse on 11/27/10
Clear, grainy yellow. Thin retention with a little drippy lace.
Smells like soap, lysol & watered down jolly ranchers. Tastes like bubblegum & bread. Agitation that comes with tasting air cleansers as they rain down. Medium-light body. Low carbonation. Soapy finish.
Where is the IPA?
01-10-2011 01:09:48 | More by Ryan011235
1.83/5 rDev -49.4%
This is the beer that made me realize that I don't enjoy IPA's.
I gave this a try while attempting to complete the 100 Beer Tour at the local college bar. This is the first one that I really didn't like.
The bottle looked nice, and it smelled just a little hoppy. Then I took my first sip and BANG--hops hops and more hops. To the point that it tasted like chlorophyl. I don't mind ESB's so I don't think it was the bitterness that got me. It was just pungent. I had to pass it around to get it finished.
09-09-2006 15:48:15 | More by Rudgers73
1.93/5 rDev -46.7%
Trying as hard as I could, I could find very little in this beer that I approved of.
It poured a clear and very light copper, with a moderate medium density head that left heavy lacing.
The smell was best described as harsh and unforgiving. The characteristic hoppiness of an IPA was present, but in a very one sided and unforgiving way. No malt that I could detect, just harsh hops.
Taste was bad, just plain bad. Harshly bitter (which one would expect in an IPA), but also a little sour. It also had a foul long-lingering aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was about average. Not too dry or too sweet.
I definately will not be buying this again.
08-31-2004 02:31:26 | More by oracle
1.95/5 rDev -46.1%
I'm so sorry, but I don't see what everyone else does in this beer. To me, this beer is absurdly over-hopped, so much so that at all temperatures it smells like rotting vegetation and tastes like a pale ale with with alpha acids added from an eyedropper. The malt flavor is too aggressive and tastes over-toasted. I love IPAs with malt flavor, but only if it works to balance the hop flavor. In this case, both flavors are too aggressive. Come on, Harpoon. Your Dark Munich Ale is so good! Everything else you make is so good! Maybe (with more care) this beer as a double IPA would work well? Although this doesn't bear that much resemblance to their Leviathan. Still, in all departments I find it profoundly below average, except maybe appearance and mouthfeel, which are standard (gold with a tinge of brown and not too oily, respectively). This is just one of those beers I can't get into.
12-22-2008 09:44:08 | More by applky
2.03/5 rDev -43.9%
clear golden in color. minimal lacing.
smell is almost non existent. fruity esters overtake a mild hop aroma.
taste is mildly hoppy with some esters. the yeast seems lowly attenuative which doesn't allow what little hops are left to shine.
mouthfeel is thin and sweet. not enough cabonation.
pass on this one
03-22-2009 23:58:37 | More by jasonjlewis
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
Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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