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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #42 - Ginger Wheat - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Ginger Wheat Ale is an ode to brewer Scott Shirley’s favorite spice, ginger. The earthy, warming flavor of this golden-hued ale is derived from fresh ginger. Honey from a local New Hampshire farm yields a slight sweetness to balance the ginger spiciness. A hint of lemon adds acidity and rounds out the ginger flavor. Cheers!

21 IBU
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22 oz. bottle, with best by date of 09/15/2012 printed on the side of the bottle, barely readable after all this time in the cooler. My local beer store still had a few of these left, so I figured it was time to check it out.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a light bright golden orange colored body with some bubbles and some fine sediment floating around. Two and a half fingers of white / off-white bubbly head. Looks like a nice IPA, and definitely doesn't look at all like a year past it's prime.

S - Smell conjures some grains, wheat, light ginger spice, honey, lots of herbal spice rack notes like oregano and thyme. Tart lemon. A hint of soapiness. Doesn't smell like a beer past it's prime, either.

T - Taste follows the nose, only better and more intense in a lot of ways. Tart, citric lemon, spicy ginger, bitter hops, bready malt, graininess & some sweet corn. This doesn't taste like a beer nearly a year past it's enjoy by date, either.

M - Feel is crisp, brisk, sticky, & fruity. A hint of the spicy ginger lingering onto the palate.

Overall, this is some smooth, clean, light, and easy drinking at 7.00% abv. And this beer has held up exceptionally well, considering I am the first person to review it in nearly a year. I just might have to go back and get more of this. Looking forward to more of these 100 Barrel Series beers by Harpoon, since they've been turning out nicely.

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #42 Ginger Wheat ---4/5.

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #42 - Ginger Wheat from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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