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Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon IPAHarpoon IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,632 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,632
Reviews: 1,201
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 61
Gots: 481 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-01-2000

Harpoon IPA is an interpretation of the classic English style using hops and malt grown in the United States.

42 IBU
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a standard shaker pint.
best before stamp: 03/15/11

pours a clear dull gold/copper color with a finger or so of fizzy while head. so-so retention; bits of lace in patches but nothing to write home about.

nose is definitely on the subdued side (not one of those aromatic IPAs that flood the oflactory senses); floral hops and some toasted malt characters. flavor is an improvement. at the risk of showing my bias - this was one of my "gateway" craft brews - you get a nice hop/malt balance with a crisp, slightly bitter finish. not exceptional by most measures but a reasonably drinkable, tasty IPA.

medium-light bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. again, not an upper echelon brew but it drinks well enough to suffice.

originally reviewed: 02-18-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to pint.

A: Very nice copper orange. Two fingers of slightly off white, laundry soap head hold steady and leave moderate lacing.

S: Not very aromatic for the style but theres a nice floral, earthy fragrance, a bit of citrus as well. Nice sweet, toasty caramel malt lingers in the back.

T: Floral hops, some light citrus tang, not overly bitter but nice and easy to drink. Good bready, toasty malt balances things nicely.

M: Very crisp and refreshing, relatively low abv makes for a very refreshing beer. Light to medium bodied, nice and easy drinking.

O: Great intro for the style. Not overwhelming, decently sessionable, and very refreshing and balanced. However, those looking for a hop bomb will be left dissapointed. Still, a solid beer and a great alternative at a bar when options aren't very good.

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Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,632 ratings.