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Harpoon Black IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
84
good

302 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 7
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of Diggitydustin
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Diggitydustin, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of emakings
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

emakings, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of jaffers
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

jaffers, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

NHSTEVE, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

smb71481, Feb 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jburd19, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jw1978, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

AJ01923, Jan 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

theoceantakesme, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

JoeMans, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ChrisMyles, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

TeeRex, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

AdamElb, Oct 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

beernads, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Varkias41, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Jame515, Sep 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

bickdalls, Sep 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

goodonya, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

bigpoppa67, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Dicers, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jsherlock, Sep 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Streetcore, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

RedneckBeerz, Aug 31, 2013
Harpoon Black IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
84 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.