Harpoon White IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by Eeroomnhoj:
4.19/5 rDev +9.7%
So today is my birthday and we ran by our local Costco to get some beer to bring to a friend's house. Bought a case of Harpoon and tried to share. They were drinking PBR and would not partake. Enjoying my third beer of the evening and really enjoy the white IPA. I can taste the orange described on the front page of the beer but cannot taste the coriander. Come to think of it I don't know what coriander tastes like. The beer is a little "hoppy" but I tend to like that. I will definitely drink this beer again. Inexpensive but good.
04-15-2013 00:58:23 | More by Eeroomnhoj
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3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured into a small tulip glass a slightly hazed peach tinged lighter golden with a half finger lacey white head atop.The aromas really don't jump out at ya but the citric hops are there,lemony and orange notes over top of a healthy yeast shot.Lemon oil and grapefruit flavors give a bright and sharp flavor some breadiness underneath,the lemony notes linger nicely.The yeast is held in check well and the hops are bright,a solid BIPA.
11-19-2012 22:24:43 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +4.7%
In a tulip glass this beer was a hazy orange color with a small white head. There was a little bit of lace.
Nice aroma: floral, citrus, and spice. I thought the aroma worked well, with complimentary but not competing aromas.
Taste of orange, lemon, and grapefruit. A bit of clove. Again, everything complimented each other.
Pretty mellow, maybe more of a wit than an IPA. Very enjoyable.
10-10-2012 19:18:20 | More by lordofthewiens
4/5 rDev +4.7%
22oz brown bomber w/ a batch number on the label
LOOK: Hazed golden color, great lacing down to the bottom of the glass
SMELL: Mildly dank hop, spicy, fruity, yeast, peppery, coriander faint alcohol, citrus zest
TASTE: Citric bomb, smooth, semi-slick, medium body, grainy, coriander, hop bitterness, tobacco, ruby red grapefruit, spicy, mild alcoholic esters, minty, herbal, earthy, yeast, marmalade, finish spicy and dry and bitter
More complex than I anticipated, a lot going on with the hop profile and as it bounces off the Wit side of the brew it does well but comes back in a different way as it was to compliment and somewhat clash at the same time. The most interesting White IPAs brewed that I have tried, the UFO brand should take this beer on it is that good.
09-16-2012 02:44:13 | More by Jason
3.86/5 rDev +1%
12 ounce bottle. Enjoy By dating of 04-15-14
Pours lighter near golden amber, under a slight lite khaki head, that does leave behind a fine film, thin collar and some low strands of lace. Final pour is heavily clouded with yeasty sedimentation.
Nose is perfumey with some dull tropical fruit also chiming in.
More citrus on the palate, with limes and pineapple coming into the party. Piney hops softly add to the finish.
Respectable and easily approachable white/Belgian styled IPA. Worth a try
01-23-2014 02:30:16 | More by Billolick
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
White IPA opens to a bright, citrusy, hoppy nose laden with grapefruit rind, pine resin, eucalyptus, and lemon zest, with lesser notes of dandelion stem and rose hips. The initial brightness fades quickly, leaving a still-potent hop nose, but the fading reveals an underlying layer of fruity sugars, including orange, berry, and apricot, mingled with peppery spices that bite at the nostrils. There’s also a good hint of white grape and cherry, adding a spritzer-like overtone that combines well with the other sugars. The aromas are mainly fruity and hoppy, but small touches of toast crust and rising dough do add a bit of earthiness. As a whole, the nose is very nice, bearing an excellent and mouthwatering array of hops and sugars, marred only by the fact that these are so powerful that they wash out the breads, causing the beer to smell more like liquid candy sugar, or fruity cocktail, than malt beverage.
On the tongue, the beer begins with a quick blast of hops, bringing pine resin and grapefruit rind, then adds a layer of fruity sugars, including orange, apricot, white grape, and berry, joined by pepper spices. It’s immediately obvious why this is a “white IPA,” as there are enough spices in here to bring to mind the orange and coriander notes of a witbier, but enough pine and grapefruit rind to add a pleasant, but not overwhelming (45 IBUs) layer of IPA-strength hops. These two styles largely work well together, each influencing the other to become more than itself, though the grapefruit rind notes do tend to jar the softer orange and coriander flavors. This is especially present late in the mouthful after the sugars have died off, when the grapefruit rind (and, to a lesser extent, pine resin) flavors largely overtake everything, adding a quite potent fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice quality to everything. The aftertaste is a continuation of bitter grapefruit and pine, with some remaining fruit and spice, and lingers for a good while on the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, biting at the tongue and soft palate.
Overall, this is good fare, and certainly an interesting mix of witbier and IPA. By themselves, each of these styles are well represented in here, and would make for a delicious beer. Together, they have great potential to become something greater, and do for the most part, but in the end the grapefruit zest from the hops simply overpowers everything, and makes the aftertaste messy.
10-01-2012 19:04:18 | More by jondeelee
3.84/5 rDev +0.5%
Just got this into the store this week. Opened the bottle to a great smell of hops mixed with citrus. Poured into a chilled pint glass and the smell got even better. Small white head and a cloudy, orange/ copper color to the body. Taste of hops hit first, then the citrus and spices take over. Finishes nicely tangy and tart at the end. Very refreshing IPA.
07-10-2013 13:54:13 | More by DFlynn
Harpoon White IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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