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Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,409 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,409
Reviews: 1,172
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 49
Gots: 283 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (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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3.61/5  rDev 0%

randeezy74, Jun 30, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

a: Clear medium amber with a one inch white head which took its time shrinking to a heavy white surface film with some lacing. Impressive!

s: Faint fresh fruit.

t: Good medium plus hop bite.

m: Smooth. Attention-getting bitterness without being harsh.

o: Spot on for an IPA refresher, not overloaded with hops, although there is nothing wrong with that. Easy drinking and sessionable. This is an excellent IPA, especially hard to beat at its reasonable price point.

There was an extra label on the bottle which noted this IPA has been produced for twenty years now. Understandable after trying it.

scotorum, Jun 29, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed on June 27th, 2013 from a bottle labeled "enjoy by 05.15/13. D'oh! Poured into a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass at 50 degrees F.

Beer is a profoundly clear, rich yellow-orange. A two-finger head of creamy, off-white bubbles forms during the pour. Provides clingy sheeting as the beer level gets lower...

Aroma is a little soapy, slightly sweet and graced with touches of citrus and subtle grass notes.

Flavor is mild and smooth. Husky grains rise up in the front with a splash of sweetness, then segue into a lightly herbal, grassy finish. Hop character is pronounced but not overbearing. What's the term so many American brewers forget about? Oh, yeah, BALANCED.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a little sharpness and dryness. VERY well executed.

I'll bet if I had this a little fresher, it might have been even better. As it is, a nice staple beer. We can't get this out where I live, but, if we could, I would be taking sixers of this to non-beer-geek parties.

charlzm, Jun 28, 2013
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Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,409 ratings.