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Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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1,566 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,566
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 104
Gots: 141 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DrDogbeer on 09-07-2008

Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA will challenge your senses and your palate. As the vibrant aroma rushes out of your glass you will notice the blend of piney and tropical fruit notes. At first sip, this big beer starts with a powerful hop bitterness up front and an aggressive hop flavor and character throughout.

Leviathan Imperial IPA is brewed with tons of pale malt and just enough caramel malt to provide a sweet malt body to balance the hop intensity. We used copious amounts of a variety of hops including Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, and Amarillo at various points during the boil to create a complex hop flavor and clean lingering bitter finish. We then fermented the beer with Harpoon’s own versatile proprietary yeast. Finally, we dry hopped at a rate of over 1 lb a barrel to produce this beer’s massive aroma.
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Photo of DMarlinJ
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I think age helped. I found this bottle and didn't notice the best by date until I opened, dated 9-23-2012. The hops were subdued and the alcohol mellowed. Tasted fairly smooth, not a lot of nose left but still quite a good head and carbonation.

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Critters
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaverDave
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greenengineer
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice chewy imperial IPA. Deep bronze with a good head and persistant lacings. Hop aroma. Crunchy malt stands up to the hops to make a nice balance.

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddiehop
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very decent example of a IIPA. Nothing amazing, but very solid in every department. Slightly alcohol forward, but nothing overpowering.

Photo of ramrod666
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cfhansen
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A decent brew overall, but nothing incredible.

This beer is very boozy and hoppy. Personally I enjoy both. If you don't, this is not the best choice for you.

Its biggest weakness is that (contrary to the blurb on the label), the hop flavor is very one-dimensional. Quite frankly, you can probably find many beers at your local grocery store which have a more complex taste.

Photo of Albert_is
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewndruid
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap>1/9/15
Easy drinking, nice body, Would buy again , but not my first choice. Great for n
ewbs to IPA's

Photo of BradMatton13
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Classic double IPA but so many better ones now

Photo of Immortale25
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pdad329
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrandonBriere
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Themonstahdad
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Phenomenal taste, flavor and aroma

Photo of hopnado
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfigueroa713
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sdm
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djbrown13
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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