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Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,427 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,427
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 89
Gots: 85 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: DrDogbeer on 09-07-2008)
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mttaylor1066

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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the better imperial IPAs you can purchase.

Appearance -- Does a beer look any better than this? Deep golden and clear with a head that collects nicely... leaving a nice lacing on the glass as you sip.

Smell - Deep, clean hops aroma with a lighter malt backing. Lets you know this a is a beer that you need to consume slowly and enjoy at your leisure.

Taste - The 10% ABV is well-hidden by a balance between malt and hops. Not a light body by a long shot... but not heavy. Exercise caution when you stand up after drinking this IPA!

Mouthfeel - Deep and rich... malty. The malt lingers on the palate and is assisted with a hoppy finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 23:15:03 | More by mttaylor1066
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Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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