Harpoon Black IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
12oz longneck bottle
A) Pours with a two finger, off-white head. Slowly settles leaving a sticky lacing all along the inside of the glass. Clear body that is a deep mahogany color.
S) Citrus notes with some smoked, woodsy tones.
T) Mellow hop bite from start to finish. Subtle coffee and chocolate tones.
M) Creamy. Medium body. Dry and slightly tannic in the finish.
O) A good "cascading pale ale". I'd definitely have another one.
03-12-2014 23:51:47 | More by u2carew
3.93/5 rDev +5.9%
From a found 100 Barrel Series bottle from 2012. Sampled on February 16, 2014.
This was stashed away on a dusty shelf at a small town convenience store with a bunch of other outdated or damaged beers. So I picked it up.
The pour is dark brown with a tremendous, foamy, lacing clinging tan head. Reddish hues glisten all along the side of the glass.
The aroma has a dark roasted barley malt, black licorice, acetaldehydic character. Hops are muted but the ones I get are earthy in nature. The weak hop character could be due to the age of the bottle.
The body is medium with a smooth texture.
The taste is also malty, slightly sweet and more more modestly bitter with a lingering finish. I think this aged well considering it was probably not meant to be aged.
02-16-2014 20:24:09 | More by puboflyons
4.44/5 rDev +19.7%
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.
02-14-2014 00:45:59 | More by RyanPollock
3.73/5 rDev +0.5%
Overall a really good black IPA. When I poured it into my mug I took a few minutes to just admire the look and smell of this. Poured a dark brown color with a nice, frothy, tan/khaki color head. The smell is several different aromas. Sorta citrusy, sorta earthy. The taste relatively matched that. It was a little heavy, but went down smooth nonetheless. Very enjoyable. I recommend trying it, especially if you like black IPAs. I would pay for this again, and probably will.
02-12-2014 03:22:25 | More by Diggitydustin
3.96/5 rDev +6.7%
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. After being disappointed by other black IPAs, I almost gave up on the style. Seems like not many brewers can nail the balance just right and Harpoon did that, pushing it out of the category of a porter without blasting you with hops. Great beer, highly recommended.
02-09-2014 23:51:12 | More by jaffers
Harpoon Black IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
84 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.