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Harpoon Leviathan - Red Squared - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
89
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is not your traditional red ale. Leviathan Red Squared is aggressively hopped with Galaxy and Citra over a California ale yeast. The end result is an intense hop experience, with ?oral and citric notes, paired with a mellow malt bill. Some would call it imperial.
We prefer Red, Squared.

75 IBU

(Beer added by: Arithmeticus on 07-28-2012)
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-06-2014 00:44:40 | More by Pens1967
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Mjdoyon

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -44.4%

07-02-2014 18:37:52 | More by Mjdoyon
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Thing


4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-26-2014 14:59:32 | More by Thing
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kehlah

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-09-2014 14:16:08 | More by kehlah
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dogfishandi

New York

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip. "2012" vintage (over 1 year old)

Pours out a deep dark orange bronze color, pretty good clarity, big dense off white colored head with very good retention and thick lacing covering most of the exposed glass.

Big malty aroma, slightly oxidized which is to be expected with age. Burnt, charred caramel malts, faded woody hops, and a bit of pine.

More malty than hoppy in the taste, but not by much, a decent balance. Lots of caramel malts, slightly burnt, a bit of a rye malt spice, woody, piney, resinous hops with some hop bitterness in the finish.

Carbonation is a bit on the lighter side. Medium to slightly heavy in body. Slightly sticky feel.

This was better than expected, I imagined the age of this beer would've have been its downfall. That being said I'm sure this was something pretty special when it was fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 20:31:48 | More by dogfishandi
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h4ger

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-20-2014 02:05:09 | More by h4ger
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Dicers

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-17-2013 23:17:41 | More by Dicers
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jsherlock

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-16-2013 13:46:36 | More by jsherlock
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a. 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours dark amber with a 1 finger beige head. Leopard spotting and trails of lacing.

Caramel, candi sugar, citrus, rye, pine

Caramel, toasted malts, citrus, candy apple, spice from rye, pine bitterness

Good imperial red. Drinkable not overly dry or bitter.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 02:41:10 | More by kawilliams81
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Jackal

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-26-2013 05:21:03 | More by Jackal
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-22-2013 01:45:11 | More by JTomczak
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-20-2013 02:37:59 | More by SocalKicks
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-24-2013 18:50:57 | More by thampel09
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chefduff2

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-01-2013 04:13:09 | More by chefduff2
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BryanK

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-11-2013 22:42:14 | More by BryanK
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-04-2013 03:02:43 | More by ejimhof
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-01-2013 13:19:25 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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BGsWo22

New York

1.75/5  rDev -56.8%

03-20-2013 23:19:02 | More by BGsWo22
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-25-2013 04:13:01 | More by animal69
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pquijal

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-18-2013 03:22:27 | More by pquijal
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Smuttynose pint.

Appearance- Typical looking red. Cloudy/murky brownish/copper color with very thin white head. Decent lacing.

Smell- Tart cherry, caramel malts, piney hops, floral notes. Hop-forward red ale.

Taste- Malty first, then piney hops, then fruity (apple/pear?) hop flavors, goes out malty, then finishes with bitter hops. No booze.

Mouthfeel- Pretty carbonated. Smooth on the way down. No heat from the 9.20% though.

Overall- Imperial reds are more often then not, booze bombs. This is a nice refreshing hoppy red in the same vein as Hop Head Red from Green Flash.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 17:32:38 | More by Seanniek91
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours from a 12 oz bottle a brilliant, clear, amber color with a one finger, light tan head. Good lacing on the sides of the glass on this beer.
S: Rich caramel, and roasted crystal malt aromas with a toffee sweetness. Hops are fresh pine and peppercorn and tobacco.
T: Pine and zest of orange with a peppery spice hit first then a smooth caramel and toffee sweetness. The balance is good with malt richness and hop intensity.
M: Medium body with bubbly carbonation and some alcohol warmth.
O: Very good balance for a hoppy amber ale and very fresh tasting hops make this one impressive and very drinkable. A two thumbs up for this Harpoon ale! Hope they release this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 22:08:00 | More by scottbrew4u
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tcsather


4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-21-2013 03:55:34 | More by tcsather
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kevdemers

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-19-2013 03:15:19 | More by kevdemers
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TcDub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-05-2012 20:14:47 | More by TcDub
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Harpoon Leviathan - Red Squared from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.