Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by busterthecat:
3.8/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Picked up today chilled. Best by Date of: 9/15/11. Poured into a SA perfect pint glass.
A- Pours a soft brass hay hue. Sits transparent in glass with the faintest of copper tint. A nice soft white head forms and sits thin to cap the surface. OK lacing.
S- Smells like the typical Harpoon blend of hops (think their IPA and spring seasonal). Aroma is mild overall. A blend of floral and dirty/ earthy hops. A slight sweetness is present. I'm worried...
T- Quite different then the aroma would indicate. A sharp burst of spicy and piney hops. Body has a mild malt character, but very hop forward. The notes in the aroma comes in the finish and lingers.
M- The hops are potent and are very sharp on tongue, almost like a slight ripping feel on front with the first sip. The feel is sharp and dry, much different then their standard IPA. A medium-high flavor brew with the body of medium. The bitterness lingers well and stays on palate just enough to make you need another sip. Really nice, light and clean.
O- Harpoon did good with this Rye IPA. I am pleasantly surprised at how hoppy this brew is. I like this more then their regular IPA easily. Drinks very nicely. I wish it was cheaper ($7.50), but glad I tried it. I would get on tap if nothing else amazing available or priced well.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2011 01:58:56 | More by busterthecat
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3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clean amber, with a nice head of off-white foam. Attractive and detailed lace.
Aroma is hoppy, with a sharp rye spiciness. Nice.
Taste is well-hopped, for sure, with elements of pine and citrus up front. The rye infusion comes through at the finish, with a spicy zing. A very nice and enjoyable IPA, even a few months past it's "best by" date! Worthy.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 16:23:02 | More by secondtooth
Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.