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Harpoon Leviathan - Red Squared - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
90
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 13.65%
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 beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Took a late afternoon hike in the snow, and wanted something with a warming bite to it upon my return. This offering from Harpoon, which I pulled out of my beer cellar, fit the bill nicely. With it's 9% abv it has a kick, and it also has a nice balance between the sweetness of the malt and the bitterness of the galaxy and citra hops. Absolutely Deeelicious on a snowy day!

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2.32/5  rDev -42.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.6%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Harpoon Leviathan - Red Squared from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
90 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.