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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

387 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 20
Gots: 53 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-24-2012

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
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Ratings: 387 | Reviews: 60
Photo of Act25
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best white IPA I have reviewed. Gotta love when Harpoon nails it.

A: Lasting head, long lacing over a hazed, golden tarnished body.

S: Too subtle but dank with fruity hop, spicy, yeasty, peppery, coriander and citrus zest.

T: Follows smell, but much bigger and satisfying. Hop fore and aft with lovely and lively coriander, spicy bitterness, tobacco, alcoholic esters, minty, herbal, earthy.

F: Large and good mouth feel, with smooth, semi-slick, medium body, grainy, long finish.

As A Bros wrote "bounces off the Wit side ... but comes back in a different way to compliment and clash at the same time. The most interesting White IPA"

Photo of Beer__ME
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kettle1
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnny_Love
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beefheart1000
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just been drinking this beer on draught in a Wetherspoons pub.It was absolutely gorgeous.Looked good and tasted superb.I didnt realise it was so strong as it does not state the ABV on the pumpclip so it made a mess of me.Recommended.

Photo of Bustersuess
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChristopherProvost
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: cloudy, pale straw color - almost turbid; mild carbonation; short head that disappeared rather quickly; almost no lacing

Smell: mainly citrus - hints of lemon and grapefruit - with a little bit of pine

Taste: minor hoppiness, less than I would expect from a typical IPA; not much in the way of actual flavor - a little stronger on the pine and a little less on the citrus than what the smell suggested; almost no aftertaste

Mouthfeel: nice tingle of carbonation; dry

Overall: Not that impressive as far as Harpoon offerings go. It's perfectly drinkable, but I think I was expecting something a little more. It's my first White IPA, so maybe this is typical of this style.

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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very nice IPA that the wheat gives a nice mouth feel. I would buy this one any day of the week.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.32/5  rDev -13.1%

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Harpoon White IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.