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Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,450 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,450
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 92
Gots: 96 | 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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cbgbslev

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-04-2012 04:37:35 | More by cbgbslev
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mro815

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-04-2012 04:21:50 | More by mro815
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Franticc


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-02-2012 04:31:44 | More by Franticc
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Schlobonda


5/5  rDev +22.9%

03-27-2012 08:35:25 | More by Schlobonda
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-24-2012 04:13:04 | More by guezarka
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rhabdovirus

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-23-2012 14:49:02 | More by rhabdovirus
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-22-2012 19:32:45 | More by tenacioustomato
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Irishmafia

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

03-22-2012 01:03:41 | More by Irishmafia
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-21-2012 23:12:51 | More by zekeman17
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nimrod979

Maryland

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
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mgroothuis

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-20-2012 21:41:39 | More by mgroothuis
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

03-20-2012 20:01:00 | More by BMart
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Aexoonge

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

03-19-2012 20:06:29 | More by Aexoonge
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spelletier


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-18-2012 02:13:37 | More by spelletier
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btorsdog

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-17-2012 23:20:20 | More by btorsdog
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

03-17-2012 01:46:00 | More by jbertsch
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water1112

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

03-15-2012 21:18:39 | More by water1112
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de322

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-11-2012 03:30:39 | More by de322
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financebrad

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-09-2012 19:01:01 | More by financebrad
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-09-2012 02:19:37 | More by thegerm87
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tsmiller7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-08-2012 14:55:16 | More by tsmiller7
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-06-2012 18:12:18 | More by sd123
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tylerprince

Colorado

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
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-05-2012 03:32:44 | More by carrollmel7
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bullcrapp

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-04-2012 23:01:24 | More by bullcrapp
Harpoon Leviathan - Imperial IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
91 out of 100 based on 1,450 ratings.