Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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4.03/5 rDev -1%
Bottle. "Best By 7/15/12"
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a thin head that fades to practically nothing rather quickly. i do like the Leviathan series' labels though.
Aroma is a blast of all things hoppy. Grassy and a dank resin are highlighted by tropical fruity undertones. Barely any malt but it's there. Makes my mouth water.
Same goes for the flavor profile. Plenty of grassy hops. Resinous with subtle tropical fruit notes. This thing stays bitter throughout the entire sip. Yeah, definitely a sipper. There's a hint of malty sweetnes but it doesn't last for long. And she's hot. Way hot.
beer is medium to full bodied with low carbonation. gives it a rather thick syrupy mouthfeel. Tons of lingering bitterness and a bit too much heat. This beer isn't bad if you're only going to have one but it's almost over the top. I love the hops but the alochol heat is a bit overwhelming in this one.
03-21-2012 23:05:09 | More by nimrod979
2.95/5 rDev -27.5%
Poured from a fresh bottle into a pint glass. Having consumed and enjoyed quite a bit of Harpoon IPA in the past, I was excited to try its big brother. I was quite disappointed:
A: Crystal clear orange/copper with no head whatsoever (and I did use a clean glass). Thin lacing.
S: Grassy citrus with a sweet, cloying background. Made me a little scared to taste it...
T: My suspicions were right. Grassy citrus up front immediately gives way to a dominating fruitiness. Berry, berry, cherry, and some cough syrup. Cloying. Finished with warming alcohol.
M: Low on carbonation, and a bit syrupy. Really pretty terrible, and not something I would expect from Harpoon.
O: This is one of the worst IIPAs I've tried in a long time, and I try a lot of them. It's like cough syrup with a touch of hops. I will be avoiding this one.
03-05-2012 04:38:47 | More by tylerprince
Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
91 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.