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Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,342 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,342
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 42
Gots: 255 | 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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Ratings: 3,342 | Reviews: 1,169 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MichaelRabdau
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was really wanting to love this beer, having lived in Boston and love the town. I guess the fact that I had this immediately following Sierra Nevada's Torpedo Extra IPA, it really didn't stand a chance. I'll look at this again when there's no comparison, but on first blush, this is about as generic an IPA can get (consider the comparison)...

MichaelRabdau, May 26, 2013
Photo of chudson1992
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

chudson1992, May 26, 2013
Photo of MGodduclan5
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

MGodduclan5, May 26, 2013
Photo of timontheroad
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

timontheroad, May 26, 2013
Photo of pinodorazio
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

pinodorazio, May 25, 2013
Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jaswilson2, May 25, 2013
Photo of HopChef44
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

HopChef44, May 25, 2013
Photo of switzer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

switzer, May 24, 2013
Photo of thampel09
4/5  rDev +10.5%

thampel09, May 24, 2013
Photo of Keepmywitbieraboutme
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really recommend trying this at the brewery.
The pour is clean with a cotton like head.
A shade darker than amber in the color.
The floral smell is what sets off the good feeling. Take the time to get your nose in the beer.
The hops comes through in the taste and lingers a minute.
The beer finishes nicely and is constant from start to finish.

Keepmywitbieraboutme, May 24, 2013
Photo of drh1382
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

drh1382, May 23, 2013
Photo of JakeDebus
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JakeDebus, May 23, 2013
Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

danwho, May 23, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Bnoise11, May 22, 2013
Photo of NJBeer265
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2013
Photo of DStoked
2/5  rDev -44.8%

DStoked, May 22, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

InspectorBob, May 21, 2013
Photo of johntfox
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
Photo of KingBiscuit
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

KingBiscuit, May 21, 2013
Photo of touchmeimsac
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

touchmeimsac, May 20, 2013
Photo of bubba6000
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

bubba6000, May 20, 2013
Photo of ChrisKayler
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Glass: Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: Perfectly clear pale yellow to pale orange. A finger of soapy bright white head is produced from an aggressive pour. Lacing sticks around beautifully and helps the rating here.

Smell: A bit of piney and citrus character, but overall relatively mild in smell. Nothing offensive, but nothing too exciting.

Taste: A bit of bitterness, with a relatively strong floral character. A bit of a "soapy" character in there as well. Malt is pretty balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation. A slight oily texture.

Overall: This one is not bad at all, but certainly nothing special. It is pretty balanced, if that is what you like, but the floral character is not for me. Wouldn't buy this one again, but I wouldn't turn it down, either!

ChrisKayler, May 20, 2013
Photo of obrike
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

obrike, May 20, 2013
Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Loveyourbeer, May 19, 2013
Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,342 ratings.