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Harpoon White IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon White IPAHarpoon White IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

350 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 14
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ken Hermann has taken our exploration of – and adoration for – the IPA style in a completely new direction. With notes of orange peel and coriander, the soft mouthfeel reminiscent of a Belgian wit, and the hop additions of Simcoe, Citra and Cascade, he strikes a delicate balance between two disparate styles while showcasing the characteristics of both. It’s a refreshing take on a new style, and we hope you enjoy it! Cheers.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-24-2012)
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-08-2014 12:33:38 | More by Pat_McWilliams
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-08-2014 05:12:56 | More by GClarkage
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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richobrien

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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JDeming

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-24-2014 09:07:58 | More by seanchai
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Phigg1102

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-12-2014 03:23:35 | More by JOldewurtel
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-11-2014 12:20:37 | More by dpgoblejr
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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trickynicky

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-27-2014 16:19:35 | More by trickynicky
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MGodduclan5

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-23-2014 21:36:38 | More by MGodduclan5
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

"I wanted to brew a uniquely American beer that would maintain the signature characteristics of two distinct styles while forging a direction of its own. Simcoe, Cascade, and Citra hops give this beer the citrus and floral notes of an IPA, while the spiciness and soft mouthfeel are more reminiscent of a Belgian Wit. I hope you enjoy this hoppy and refreshing beer. Cheers!" Brewed in the style of a Belgian/White IPA. Entry number 43 in the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series, since released as a year round 6 pack. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 54º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy cream head of a pastel white tone over a mildly hazy golden amber body. Fine speckled sediment impedes clarity slightly. Retention is very good, lacing is light and streaked. 4.25

(Smell) Floral, citrusy hop bouquet with a strong perceived bitterness. Biscuity caramel pale malt, soft wheat and spicy rye build up the malt profile. Esters and peppery hop notes round out the remaining aroma. The balance is slightly in preference of the Belgian yeast profile, although there seems to be lots of enjoyable aroma from the malt and hops as well. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor is a bit milder than the aroma suggests. Silky pale malt syrup sweetness with a subtle bready rye are the brunt of the malt flavor, fairly light and accessible. The hop profile is much milder in comparison, with light floral hop notes, citrus rinds and muted pepper. The yeast profile manages a lightness and accessibility, approachable phenols but elevated esters generate a sharpness on the dry finish. Better and worse in parts over the aroma, in the end it breaks even. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is very smooth, soft, slick. Carbonation is very light, generates a very subtle mouthfeel, almost near flat. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is slightly in favor of bitterness over sweetness, with a prevailing yeasty dryness. Alcohol presence is moderate, with some mild sharpness around the edges, overall this falls amongst the lighter half of Belgian IPAs in accessibility and yeast sharpness. 3.25

(Overall) Harpoon's White IPA plays rather simple and safe with the flavor and aroma, although not all of the flavors come out to their full potential. I was a bit underwhelmed by the hop profile but the malt and yeast notes tended to play out just right, not too sharp and over-the-top. I think that this beer could really benefit from an increase in bright hop flavors and potency, as the aroma suggested it might. Overall, I would recommend this as a fair introduction to Belgian IPAs, but keep in mind that this beer keeps the flavor relatively tame and accessible. 3.75

Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall's
100 Barrel Series #43: White IPA
3.73/5.00

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 00:03:52 | More by Jadjunk
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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lazy8

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap into chilled pint glass
A: Pale yellow and clear with a 1/4" and minimal lacing
S: Fruit and citrus aroma dominates
T: Crisp with a noted hop taste and hop dominated aftertaste
M: light and smooth bodied
O: A good beer and interesting in that it combines wheat flavor with the hoppy bite normally associated with all malt IPAs. This won't ever be my "go to" beer, but it's worth a try and an occassional 6-pack.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 22:08:01 | More by lazy8
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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Harpoon White IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.