Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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2.23/5 rDev -45.2%
A - Pours dark gold with a two finher white head. Left a good amount of lacing.
S - Some pineapple, however it is dominated completely by malt.
T - Yep, this is a malt bomb through and through. Extremely bitter as well.
M - Medium bodied with heavy carbonation.
O - Overall, it reminded me of a Hop Rocket, which sucked badly.
02-18-2013 18:36:30 | More by SometimesIfart
2.45/5 rDev -39.8%
I'm in the minority on this one big time it seems...
Pours out terrific with a big fluffy head... Looking very good with a nice golden amber.. Cloudy with hops...
Decent aroma of earthy hops and sweet malts... Where are the hops here? I get some but nothing like what I should for an Imperial...disappointing...
Well, I'm really disappointed now... The hops are present but they are muted big time... This is malt heavy and while the hops arwe there, they fall way short of balancing this out...
I really had high hopes for this brew...this might be past its prime or something
10-17-2009 00:30:12 | More by Tilley4
2.5/5 rDev -38.6%
Harpoon Leviathan pours copper amber in a pint glass. There is a nice off-whtie head and the aroma of hops smacks your nose like a uppercut.... Copious amounts of sweet pine and grapefruit; very dry and good amount of carbonation. A massive amount of alcohol, but you knew that when you bought it.
For the novice: If you drink this too fast to impress your friends, you are going to get piss drunk.
Personally: Well made, but too much of a hop slam for my palate.
09-01-2009 02:25:36 | More by WCBCFrank
2.7/5 rDev -33.7%
Poured into a small pilsener glass.
A: A clear golden amber more indicative of a BMC offering than what I think of when I think of a DIPA. There is certainly no characteristic head, disappointingly only offering a small thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. Overall, very disappointing.
S: Thick wet sticky hops fill the nose and then hit you in the chest. Somewhat sour with citrus notes...mainly lemon.
T: Spicey taste of pepper. Funky hops. Lemony sour malts. This borders on difficult to enjoy.
M/D: Tingly and sour, thicker than it looks. This beer is slightly tough to get down. Way too sour and funky for a DIPA...this is a deviation from the style that just doesn't jive well with my tastebuds.
08-23-2009 03:41:34 | More by NittanyBeerFan
2.75/5 rDev -32.4%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color with a modest head that leaves a few dots here and there
Smell: Piney and boozy, with a very resinous character
Taste: Sweet malt, up front, with a growing piney and boozy bitterness that develops through mid-palate; strong juniper berry aspect, as well; after the swallow, the resinous character lingers long into the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with moderate to low carbonation; very sticky, with plenty of warmth in the gullet
Drinkability: Way too boozy and sticky for me; with the juniper berry element, it almost tastes like a "beer-tini"
10-09-2009 18:39:57 | More by brentk56
2.83/5 rDev -30.5%
For an Imperial IPA this beer has a wicked bite on the front end. You can also taste the hops and I'm sure hop heads would like it. Similar to a DFH 90 in taste. High ABV but could be a bit more smooth overall. Smells great but definately a slow drink beer. I would give it an average rating.
11-06-2010 02:11:54 | More by tbailey32
Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
91 out of 100 based on 1,467 ratings.