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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #29 - Ginger Wheat - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Ginger Wheat Ale is an ode to brewer Scott Shirley's favorite spice, ginger. The earthy, warming flavor of this golden-hued ale is derived from fresh ginger. Honey from a local New Hampshire farm yields a slight sweetness to balance the ginger spiciness. A hint of lemon adds acidity and rounds out the ginger flavor. Warm up your chilly winter nights with this ginger spiced beer.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2009)
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

10-03-2013 18:56:17 | More by Kmlund
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

08-06-2013 18:16:47 | More by JTomczak
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utopiajane

New York

3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This pours hazy and golden with about a finger’s worth of foam and then falls off to some nice lace. It smells like ginger. I love it already. Nose is light malt and light citrus wheat and ginger. As it warms some banana and lemon. It’s pretty subtle. The taste is awesome with a full wheat base against the spicy ginger and the gentle hops. Even had a bit of toasted bread in the finish. It’s creative and not the usual fare. It’s slightly sweet and mouthfeel is soft and pleasant with a bit of citrus to wash it down. No alcohol on the palate it finishes simple and pale. Wheat is a refreshing beer and with the ginger it’s both warming and crisp. Sensational and very original. I paired this with striped bass.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 10:07:24 | More by utopiajane
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-27-2013 09:47:55 | More by Kelp
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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

03-24-2013 21:25:26 | More by brheuer
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

01-20-2013 22:56:22 | More by Janeinma
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

01-13-2013 04:25:49 | More by Lovely85
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half finger of head with excellent retention and nice lacing on a bright golden body. Aroma of wheat, lemongrass, ginger, corriander and sweet lemon custard. Flavors of ginger, wheat, herbal hops, sweet and slightly tart lemon, tangerine in the finish. Fairly full in body being a little creamy with moderate carbonation. This one was really flavorful and complex for what I was expecting. One of te better of this series that I have had.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 00:29:30 | More by kylehay2004
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JessxSpikes

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +7%

12-11-2012 01:15:41 | More by JessxSpikes
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berliner07

New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this one hanging around. was a surprise! the beer pours pretty clear. light color. typical for a wheat beer. ginger hits the nose well. yum. really appealing. mouthfeel is thin, but that is to be expected. I was worried that the light body of a wheat would not hold up against the strong flavors of ginger. but they did a good job here.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 13:58:26 | More by berliner07
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Must have been an old bottle of this picked up for 5 bucks at the house of 1,000 beers.

A - Pours a light golden hue and seems to hold up well considering the inch of foamy white head and excellent lacing.

S - To me it smells like a Kolsch with a low hop profile, mild grains, ginger (strong but balanced), and a twist of lemon.

T - It works surprisingly with mostly fresh ginger (like ginger ale pop), a fairly skunky grain profile and a sort of sour lemon finish. Not bad yet not loving it either,

M - Light to medium quite easy to drink.

Overall not sure what happened but as I type the second pour seems to have more tart lemon that bitters the tongue like hops? If this is what pure ginger taste like then call this "ginger ale"

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 23:33:42 | More by DrDemento456
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Peller80


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-05-2012 02:08:16 | More by Peller80
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

08-26-2012 19:26:02 | More by Davepoolesque
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Jakk

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-25-2012 04:10:12 | More by Jakk
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-28-2012 16:36:44 | More by Mikecap
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Fahz

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-16-2012 20:07:18 | More by Fahz
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dreis

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

07-16-2012 00:28:28 | More by dreis
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beerdedbiker

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-09-2012 14:53:33 | More by beerdedbiker
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RobVan


4/5  rDev +7%

07-08-2012 19:55:03 | More by RobVan
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Dyerseve

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

07-05-2012 17:10:48 | More by Dyerseve
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gobsmacker

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-28-2012 21:26:30 | More by gobsmacker
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-16-2012 22:20:43 | More by duff247
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BenGreedie


5/5  rDev +33.7%

06-14-2012 21:32:31 | More by BenGreedie
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-09-2012 19:23:19 | More by THECPJ
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-30-2012 08:26:40 | More by ygtbsm94
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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #29 - Ginger Wheat from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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