Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by KarlosT:
3.43/5 rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I've had this beer twice at a local upscale bar. It's very strong (~ 10% ABV), and both times it snuck up on me (my wife had to drive me home ... :o} And I only had one each time.
To be honest, the alcohol content was its strongest asset. The 2nd time I really tried to assess it on its taste, flavor, smell, etc. It has a strong hoppy bitter flavor that I really didn't find pleasant. A slight after taste that I found a bit different ... really couldn't place the taste/smell.
Serving type: on-tap
12-05-2011 01:17:36 | More by KarlosT
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3.96/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Enjoy By 8/15/14. Plus "065" suggests it may have been bottled in early March.
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's tulip.
a: Clear amber with a half finger thick white head which receded quickly to thin surface foam and dense lacing.
s: Mild fruit cup.
t; Ripe fruit up front quickly followed by an almost cloying hop bite at the sides of the mouth and a sharp alcohol burn in the throat.
m; Full and smooth, some carbonation tingle.
o: A powerful if not particularly tasty IPA. If my decipher of the number 065 is correct, it's over four months old, and that might explain the limited hop flavors. Nonetheless a good drinkably hefty 10% wallop in every sip. If this was packaged as a barleywine I might not question it.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 04:32:22 | More by scotorum
4.95/5 rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours an absolutely beautiful honey-colored hue. Pretty decent foamy light-tan head that retreats to a slight coating on top. Picking up some hints of citrus but mostly pine, floral hops and some sweetness too mixed in the aromas. Tastes of pine, grapefruit, and the caramel malts help to balance out the bitterness. A touch of peppery-type heat on the finish. There is carbonation, bitterness, and alcohol warming/burn on the palate; though this one goes down very smooth. Overall, the malt sweetness works really well with the hops and I might find this to be one of my favorites; plus, easy to drink and the 10% abv is hidden quite nice. Harpoon has brewed a complex, well balanced, and delicious imperial ipa here; well done!
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 00:55:29 | More by dpgoblejr
Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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