Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Ratings: 1,545
Reviews: 692
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 102
Gots: 125 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Great taste and finish- only problem 2 oz overflowed from bottle when opened.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.47/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not really fruity....more like a hop bomb with a bigger malt bomb right behind it....its good!

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -11.8%

Served: 6 September 2014
Serving: On tap at the brew hall, in a sampler

Appearance: Clear orange-yellow with a little bit of a head, which collapses quickly likely due to the size of the sampler glass and the high alcohol content. Looks decent, but not special. 3.75/5

Smell: Grapefruity dankness with a somewhat astringent malt sweetness. 3.75/5

Taste: Dank, musky hops on an astringently sweet malt backbone. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Decent mouthfeel for a DIPA. 3.75/5

Overall: One of Harpoon's weakest options, in an area where, due to current craft demands, they should really shine. The hops have a weird musky character to them which makes the taste subpar compared to most DIPAs. Granted, they say this is an "East Coast" style DIPA, so hops aren't supposed to play as major a role as in their West Coast variants, but they could have made the hops seem a bit cleaner and crisper rather than dank. Disappointed.

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Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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