Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Ratings: 3,150 | Reviews: 1,163 | Display Reviews Only:
3.3/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours a light amber/copper with 1 finger of head the reduces to a film, but never quite vanishes. Slight trace of lace on the glass.
S - I shoved my nose deep into the pint glass and smelled... nothing.
T - Unusual flavors for an IPA. Must be malt heavy, as it seems almost sweet to me, with a little bit of a bittery hop finish. The finish isn't half bad. No distinct flavors that I could point to. Tastes like a Harpoon. The beer. Not the whaling implement.
M - Thinner than I would like, but not too bad. A little above average.
O - For me this is one of those beers that I would order at a Boston sports bar when there are few better alternatives. And this does happen.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 11:30:37 | More by Andrew041180
3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, honey amber colored with a large white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear
S: piney peppery hops, slight malt, citrus
T: nice grapefruit flavor that fades into pine, dry throughout, bitter finish
M: medium body with good carbonation
O: nice IPA with a crisp finish, refreshing and light
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2013 01:30:25 | More by M_C_Hampton
3.74/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap in a pint glass.
A- It was a very bright and light, clean looking golden color, some orange hues. The pure white 1-plus finger head faded to athin film leaving fat rings of lacing.
S- Citrus hop aromas just slightly outpace the maltiness. Very laid-back.
T- Hoppy, but on the lighter side of the floral and citrus flavors. Some maltiness and caramel.
M- Quite some carbonation, but again, lighter than I would have expected. The hops have little zest and finish. A bit of alcohol.
O- Not great but enough flavor, tang, and drinkability to make me go back to it.
Serving type: on-tap
03-24-2013 21:24:38 | More by NiceTaps
Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,150 ratings.