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Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,470 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,470
Reviews: 1,178
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 52
Gots: 317 | 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: 3,470 | Reviews: 1,178 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

craig220, Mar 28, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep golden color with a medium thick white head that lasts a good amount of time and nice lacing on the glass. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma with lemony accents and a good maltiness. Sweet hoppy flavor with a good malty background. Light to medium bodied and slightly dry.

BillH200174, Mar 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

jawneyt, Mar 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Cattafin, Mar 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

szmnnl99, Mar 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Sailracer, Mar 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

guezarka, Mar 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Peyton5410, Mar 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JxExM, Mar 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

lumpy1126, Mar 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

rhabdovirus, Mar 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

donquixote, Mar 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

rstephansky, Mar 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

piconaut, Mar 21, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

KenRapoza, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

binx, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Aexoonge, Mar 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

deonreds, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

spelletier, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of mlazzaro
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz fresh from the botting line.
Brilliantly clear straw-amber color. Frothy white head. Clings to glass a bit but won't hold. Smells piney and sweet. Very mild aroma.
Flavor is simple with a bitter heavy mouthfeel. Fairly clean yeast character, what I can taste is fruity. Very moderately bitter, although it lingers. Thin mouthfeel. Easy drinkin for an IPA. Kent hops? Respectable ABV. So much better fresh.

When I first started drinking, I thought this was over the top bitter. Now it borders and pale on my palate. I don't drink it as much, but I respect it as a transition beer. From mega-swill 30 racks to craft beer and flavor. Always pleased to see Harpoon as the flavorful option at a bar with a otherwise atrocious lineup.

mlazzaro, Mar 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

voidrunner, Mar 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

BenGreedie, Mar 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

virgoJanine666, Mar 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

jbertsch, Mar 17, 2012
Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,470 ratings.