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Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,487 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,487
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 53
Gots: 329 | 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: 3,487 | Reviews: 1,180 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is another one of my go-to brews. It's sometimes hard to get but is often available in my area. It is a good session beer for me as the ABV is not too high and it goes well with most food. I haven't seen it outside of my area on recent vacations - I do check around to see what's available. So I guess I'm lucky that I can usually get this top-shelf selection.

TheOtherMike, Dec 31, 2010
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Wildwilliam, Jul 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

tripdout, Jun 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

magictalkngtacos, Jul 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

spedprof, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the first time I tried the IPA, and it is one of the best I have tried. The taste is very smooth and goes very well with the smell. I think this might be my new favorite beer company.

From the label I would have not thought to try it, but I do know most IPA's are good. However this one has a perfect balance of taste, smell and feel. I will surely try it again.

Davidjames321, Jan 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Harryryeguy, Jul 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

ChrisGemmiti, May 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

DeadGuyRyan, Nov 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Jorge10, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Beerme09, Jan 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

BostonKyle, Aug 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

HEADYdb, May 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

wordcloud, Jan 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Demian, Apr 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Mda1078, Aug 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

JMCrocker, May 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

bmorgette, Sep 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

bostonbluenose, Dec 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

While many new IPA's have certainly entered the realm of Imperial or double IPA, and surely are jam packed full of flavor, I wonder how many reviewers remember when Harpoon was the only company that made one. And in 94 it was certainly more hoppy than any beer I had ever tasted. It still holds up as a great tasting brew. That unique bubblegum flavor poons' yeast spits out really sits well with the cascade nose. Really clean and fresh when in Boston. Hard to find a better choice when in the city, rarely disappoints. It seems to me that many newbie IPA brewers are just masking nasty yeast aroma or low boils or lackluster fermentation, with huge amounts of hops, alcohol, or residual sugar. To pack the flavorful punch of Harpoon into 5.9% and 42 ibu's is a testament to the brewers passion for drinkable beer.

mooner, Jun 16, 2006
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

KC9LDB, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

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

KWolf, Jul 19, 2014
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4.96/5  rDev +37%

Sidfish, Monday at 03:03 AM
Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,487 ratings.