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Harpoon Ale - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
80
good

348 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-20-2001)
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PeatReek

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3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: on cask at Bukowski's in Back Bay. I got my pint glass hot off the beer engine; still full of cascading bubbles 2/3 of the way down the glass. It eventually settled to a clear yellow/amber beer with about 3/4 inch of fine, tight head - the perfect cask pint. Aroma was fine, nothing to rave about; hints of malt and hops, you know, beer. Spectacular taste, though! Light bready notes followed by a big lump of bright American hops - not too piney, not too lemony, but a good balance and remarkably fresh-tasting. Serving on cask tends to reveal any flaw in a mediocre beer, but Harpoon Ale held up really well to the presentation. The bitterness was notable but not overwhelming, and the hop flavors just came together. Just enough carbonation to keep it alive on the tongue and keep me wanting another sip.

Serving type: cask

11-11-2006 16:02:09 | More by PeatReek
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Harpoon Ale from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
80 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.