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Harpoon Black IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Black IPAHarpoon Black IPA

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311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

Harpoon brewer Matt DeLuca took over the brewhouse for our 40th 100 Barrel Series offering. A newly released specialty malt from Briess called Midnight Wheat gives this beer an almost stout-like appearance without the overly roasty attributes often associated with traditional dark malts. Flaked barley is also used in the malt bill for head retention. An intense yet diverse hop addition schedule is executed during the boil that results in a well balanced offering.

On top of the Chinook, Simcoe, Cascade, and Citra hops is an ample addition of Ahtanum hops that provides a fruity aroma to complement the earthy, spicy bitterness of this dark ale.

67 IBU
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Very tasty. Tastes like a lighter beer even in the IPA Adventure pack.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Harpoon Black IPA is a very dim reddish brown, almost black beer with a lumpy beige foam on top. The retention and lacing are outstanding. It has a bold, fresh aroma of pine and grapefruit with a hint of sweetness. It has a very smooth medium body with a slightly astringent finish. It's well balanced with nice grapefruit peel and pine resin bitterness along with roasted astringency and smooth, mellow, caramelly malt. It's tasty and very easy to drink.

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Excellent black IPA, one of the first i have ever tried. The taste is slightly spicy with smokey undertones and a hint of sweetness. Has a strong aftertaste with excellent hoppiness. The balance between spicy, sweet, and smokey adds a nice quality and makes this a unique beer experience. Surprisingly smooth with a nice drinkable taste. Would totally drink again.

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Harpoon Black IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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