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Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,153 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,153
Reviews: 1,163
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 40
Gots: 173 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American 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: 3,153 | Reviews: 1,163 | Display Reviews Only:
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Finatic

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-25-2011 09:53:11 | More by Finatic
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-24-2011 19:32:32 | More by mdillon86
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-24-2011 15:36:32 | More by whallgren
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iguana1010

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.8%

11-24-2011 03:58:18 | More by iguana1010
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-24-2011 03:14:16 | More by oldp0rt
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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-23-2011 02:49:18 | More by beerman999999
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KC9LDB

Illinois

5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-22-2011 22:37:29 | More by KC9LDB
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-22-2011 18:58:31 | More by Bilco
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-22-2011 03:55:31 | More by Hophead717
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-22-2011 02:21:38 | More by Burt
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-22-2011 01:00:07 | More by RoryOMoore
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-21-2011 18:34:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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dsauter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-20-2011 22:43:35 | More by dsauter
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-20-2011 22:37:26 | More by ZacharyJ
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-20-2011 20:28:38 | More by DoctorB2B
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jackpritchard

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-20-2011 19:44:31 | More by jackpritchard
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gvacca

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-20-2011 13:02:31 | More by gvacca
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-20-2011 00:46:54 | More by jlogan7
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Best by date 12/15/11.

A: Clear, bubbly, light gold in color. Massive frothy head with good sticky lacing. I prefer my IPA's to be cloudier and slightly darker in color than this appears.

S: Floral, citrus, and grassy pine. Smells crisp.

T: Mild citrus hop flavor. Grassy flowery after taste. The taste isn't bad but it is very underwhelming. Tastes weak and watered down. No bite, hop presence more at a level of an average pale ale or golden ale. The lightness in color is always a dead giveaway!

M: Somewhat sticky and frothy. Smooth and slick. Nice consistency.

O: Well I thought for sure that this would better represent as it seems to have been around forever. I am however disappointed overall. The weakest IPA I've ever had in terms of hop presence. Can think of countless other IPA's that are <6% abv that provide a better experience related to this style. Shouldn't have bought a sixer. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 23:02:38 | More by mattsdenney
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tzieser

Arizona

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-19-2011 19:19:49 | More by tzieser
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-19-2011 18:57:02 | More by Wally1912
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-19-2011 05:38:02 | More by CypherEnigma
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JohnSlaney

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-19-2011 00:18:49 | More by JohnSlaney
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KGarrett

New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-19-2011 00:05:20 | More by KGarrett
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear golden hue with a small off white head with nice lacing. Earthy piney hops, some spicy grapefruit hit the senses followed by some nice malt and yeast. Taste of earthy piney hops, some nice citrusy grapefruit notes and some nice malt and yeast. Palate is a nice medium to full body, and good carbonation. Finishes with an earthy piney hoppiness, some spicy grapefruit tones balanced by some nice biscuit caramel malt, some yeast and a bit of a nutty flavor. Overall a nicely balanced and drinkable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 21:30:12 | More by Samp01
Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,153 ratings.