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Harpoon Black IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
84
good

288 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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eoreilly

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34.8%

01-13-2012 14:45:08 | More by eoreilly
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pgofman

New York

4.75/5  rDev +28%

04-14-2012 16:40:34 | More by pgofman
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Heathbrook

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +28%

10-16-2012 02:23:20 | More by Heathbrook
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.75/5  rDev +28%

06-10-2013 02:38:47 | More by braedon_peluso
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yesyouam

New York

4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 15:05:55 | More by yesyouam
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tc1072

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-17-2013 22:07:06 | More by tc1072
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

05-03-2012 00:19:46 | More by WhitmansNiece
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-25-2013 01:24:18 | More by scottbrew4u
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shleebomb


4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-26-2012 03:23:26 | More by shleebomb
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

01-30-2012 02:42:15 | More by verdict603
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

02-08-2012 01:53:35 | More by DonFrap
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

06-10-2012 02:29:52 | More by pveilleux
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bstevens736

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-02-2012 18:15:18 | More by bstevens736
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

09-13-2012 00:27:42 | More by Molson2000
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sasayan


4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

07-17-2014 10:36:27 | More by sasayan
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RyanPollock

Ontario (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 00:45:59 | More by RyanPollock
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-21-2012 00:05:56 | More by Mikeynas
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Ecxeeder616

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-08-2013 01:34:24 | More by Ecxeeder616
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cmoses

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-23-2013 15:04:09 | More by cmoses
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MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

03-02-2014 02:34:54 | More by MeganandDana
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MLKincer

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-24-2013 01:32:11 | More by MLKincer
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AdamElb

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-22-2013 02:05:29 | More by AdamElb
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-02-2013 16:09:30 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-27-2014 21:23:11 | More by Durandal_777
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Orange

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

06-16-2013 07:39:17 | More by Orange
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Harpoon Black IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
84 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.