Harpoon IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.5/5 rDev -3.3%
A - Honey golden in color. White head. Very small suspended yeast particles.
S - light, but floral. This may increase as it warms. I'll come back....More hops and spice.
T - Small hops and spice.
M - Somewhat light. Good carbonation. It's what you'd think a beer should be. Not a drying hop kick.
D - Very easy to drink. Not too big a beer, but one worth tipping back all nite. Another beer I'd have more often if I could get this in CO. Seems this would be a good gateway IPA for the beer newb.
11-23-2008 04:02:06 | More by Tolann
3.5/5 rDev -3.3%
A: Coppery orange color topped with a healthy head of white foam that had fair retention. Mild lacing inside the glass. Medium high levels of carbonation.
S: Strong indications of cascade hops and citrus fruit. I note a strong presence of malt, which is usually absent from the style, but fits well and adds a buttery like aroma to the nose.
T: Well made. A dry hop flavor blooms into a citrusy and pine note that is accented by a mild malt character. Slightly buttery, this one has more depth than a lot of IPA's, but a touch less flavor.
M: Smooth, slightly crisp. Balanced. Very enjoyable. Not too heavy, and not too light.
D: Not bad. I'd have it again, and would be interested in trying it on tap.
07-22-2007 02:15:50 | More by Frozensoul327
3.5/5 rDev -3.3%
The beer pours a very clean golden color, bordering on amber, and displaying light pinkish tints. The beers body is very translucent and particle free, but the head is tiny and nearly nonexistent, which is too bad. What bubbles do appear, appear to from a small scrim-ring around the glass and are an eggshell white. The lacing on the sides of the glass is spotty and quite slick, only staying briefly before they return to the beer. On the nose, the beer smells of grassy and hay-like hops with a good sweet and slightly stale bread malt base and a light citrus touch. On the tongue, the beer tastes bitter with a great malty sweet playing alongside of it, but never fully meshing with the bitters. The beer begins with light caramel sweets and a faint bitter bite before the bitters open into a nice little punch with very slight citrus, grass, and hay notes. As the beer rounds out the bready malts build in the mouth to play alongside the bitters, and in the finish there is still a great bitter tingle with a fading sense of the bready sweet malts. Just as the beer drops down the throat there is very quick emanation of cereal malts, which quickly returns to the bready sweet aftertaste. On the mouth, the beer feels thin to medium in body, with a little tingle of fierceness from the carbonation, and a big bitter bite on the tongue. The mouth is left clean but for some slight saliva on the edges of the mouth and a bitter tingle in the tongue. Overall, this is a solid middle of the road IPA. It has a little more of a bitter bite than a true English IPA, but not nearly enough pine or citrus to be considered an American IPA. I think this is a terrific introduction to the world of hops and IPA’s, and definitely a recommendation for anyone trying to slowly convert someone else to the hops. The malts and bitters work beautifully side-by-side, but never quite mesh, which isn’t entirely bad. A great intro IPA, and a good beer that can be found outside of craft beer bars.
12-30-2012 19:50:39 | More by Maxwell
Harpoon IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
82 out of 100 based on 3,252 ratings.