Harpoon Leviathan - Red Squared - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.78/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
01-25-2014 20:31:48 | More by dogfishandi
4/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
08-05-2013 02:41:10 | More by kawilliams81
4.26/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
02-02-2013 17:32:38 | More by Seanniek91
4.21/5 rDev +4%
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.
01-22-2013 22:08:00 | More by scottbrew4u
Harpoon Leviathan - Red Squared from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.