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Harpoon White IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon White IPAHarpoon White IPA

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very good

383 Ratings

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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 19
Gots: 49 | 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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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.

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of forsakenpariah
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle -> imperial pint glass

A - Hazy pale straw with a two finger pillowy white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles give good head retention.

S - WOW! This smells delicious! Pungent floral hops with big citrus notes up front. A faint wheaty smell and traditional hefeweizen yeast character hides shyly in the back. Smells more or less like a traditional American IPA plus a wonderful complexity from the wheat character.

T - More floral and citrusy hops fade into a more tradition wheat malt character and some spicy yeast notes. I'm not sure if I'm actually tasting some banana in there or if I just think I am becasue I'm expecting it to be there. Noticable but not overpowering bitterness persists from the first sip all the way to the aftertaste. Very nicely balanced and complex.

M - Thick and full body with lots of carbonation. Not what I'd normally expect from an IPA but it certainly blends very well with this beer, moreso than I'd expect.

Overall this is definitely the best white IPA I've ever had, and absolutely one of the best beers I've had. I'll definitely buy a few more of these while they're still around.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A slight haze, flowing activity on a pale golden color, rich and fluffy head, sticky and full.

The aroma is very impressive with an abundance of herbal-citric, hay and wheat, mild yeast effect, slight hea with lemmon zest and pepper. Rich.

The flavor is very bold with three big hop varieties giving a strong citric, zesty, earthy flavor, all in great balance. The mild Belgian-ish yeast gives nice earthy tones with sweet fruits on sour and citric layers. complex but damn easy to slam...or even put down!!

I treated this one like a session brew, gulp, gulp, gulp! but it's nice n complex and well worth sipping. This is easily of the very best from the small batch collection!!

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of CapH
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Beautiful, glowing golden orange with tiny bubbles flowing up. White head that leaves sea foam like rings.

S- Citrusy Hops all the way. Refreshing smell like an orchard.

T- A solid, hop forward taste that lingers. Fresh, bright hops.

M- The wit comes through here. Champagne like carbonation with a smooth wheat mouthfeel. It works for this beer.

O- This one surprised me. I'm not a huge wit fan though I enjoy a good Belgian. IPA's? Who doesn't like 'em. This is a perfect melding of the two. I picture my self on a tropical beach, drinking these down all day long.

Photo of Kendo
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is slightly hazy golden-orange with a 1.5-finger bubbly white head. Leaves good lacing.

S: Nice - Citra hops are in the house: citrusy and lemony but with a nice wheat twang to it too. Touch of spice.

T: The first descriptive word that comes to mind is "bright." Wheat foundation, a bit of spiciness (coriander, I think, though at times I'm reminded of rye) and then pleasant hoppiness - citric grapefruity (both peel and rind) and then finishing with nice lemony bitterness that really lingers on the palate well into the aftertaste. Heat from ABV surprisingly felt in the belly, but not noted otherwise.

M: Carbonation is modest and softly prickly. Call it light-to-medium in heft.

O: This is a fine White IPA. I'm giving much of the credit to the Citra hops, though the bottle says there are others (I think Simcoe and Cascade) in the mix as well.

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Harpoon White IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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